Rising to the Challenge: Public Health in a Changing World
September 22 – September 24, 2022
Over the last two years public health has never been more in the spotlight and public health professionals have had to address challenges not only pertaining to the global pandemic but also of war and conflict, the repercussions and implications of climate change, racial justice, health disparities, human rights, income inequality, access to health care, and the challenges of balancing effective communications to the public in a dynamic and ever-changing political landscape.
Harvard Chan School’s Alumni Weekend brings together experts from the School and around the globe to address the issues facing the public’s health. Experts include American viral immunologist and Assistant Professor of Immunology and Infectious Diseases, Kizzmekia Corbett; Jason Leitch, National Clinical Director of the Scottish Government; and professor, physician, and Director of the Harvard Humanitarian Initiative, Michael VanRooyen, among others.
Alumni Weekend also celebrates the 2022 Alumni Association award recipients. This year, the 2020 and 2021 award recipients will also be recognized in person. In addition, live and recorded alumni “Lightning Talks” will be presented.
Special thanks to the Alumni Weekend Committee for working to plan this program. The committee members: Priti Lakhani, SM ’13, Edmond Feeks, MPH ’96, Jennifer Bishop, SD ’09, Jonathan Klein, MPH ’84, Jessica Huang, DrPH ’19, Andrew Sanderson, MPH ’16, Peter Choo, MPH ’91, DPH ’96, Jose Oberholzer, SM ’13, Alie Scholes, SM ’12, and Apoorva Gomber, MPH ’22.