Dean's Speaker Series

The UC Berkeley School of Public Health Dean's Speaker Series is designed to bring distinguished experts to Berkeley and engage the community on a variety of current and important topics in the field of public health. Each talk will be followed by a wine and cheese reception. Events are held approximately once a month during the fall and spring semesters. Some talks, marked with an asterisk, are also part of the Kaiser Permanente Lecture Series, which is co-sponsored by the UC Berkeley Graduate School of Journalism.

The Dean's Speaker Series events are free and open to the public; registration is encouraged. If the event reaches capacity, registered guests will receive priority seating until 10 minutes before the scheduled start of the talk.

SPRING 2017

Dr. Larry Brilliant and book cover

January

A Conversation with Larry Brilliant*
Tuesday, January 31

Speaker: Dr. Larry Brilliant, Chairman of the Board, Skoll Global Threats Fund

Moderator: Dr. Stefano Bertozi, Dean and Professor of Health Policy and Management, UC Berkeley School of Public Health

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Shannon Brownlee

February

Beyond Coverage: After the ACA*
Thursday, February 23

Speaker: Shannon Brownlee, journalist and Senior Vice President, Lown Institute

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Read Q&A with Shannon Brownlee

Eli ClareMarch

Grappling with Cure
Thursday, March 2

Speaker: Eli Clare, writer, speaker, and activist

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April

Mike MersonA Fireside Chat with Mike Merson (Rescheduled for August 31)
Monday, April 17
Talk with reception to follow: 5-7 p.m. | Location TBD

Speaker: Mike Merson, Director of the Duke Global Health Institute and Wolfgang Joklik Professor of Global Health at Duke University

 

May

Malcom PottsThe Next 82 Years: Faculty and Students Confronting Existential Challenges
Thursday, May 4
Talk with reception to follow: 5-7 p.m. | 150 University Hall

Speaker: Malcolm Potts, Professor, UC Berkeley School of Public Health

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FALL 2016 (past events)

September

Garen Wintemute and Magdalena CerdaFirearm Violence: Research and Action*
Wednesday, September 21

Speakers: Dr. Garen Wintemute, Director of the Violence Prevention Research Program and Professor, UC Davis and Magdalena Cerda, Vice Chancellor’s Chair in Violence Prevention and Associate Professor, UC Davis

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Read Q&A with Dr. Garen Wintemute

October 

Sophie Egan and Devoured cover

Devoured: A Journey into the American Food Psyche*
Thursday, October 27

Speaker: Sophie Egan, Director of Programs and Culinary Nutrition, Strategic Initiatives Group, The Culinary Institute of America

Moderator: Jaspal Sandhu, Lecturer, Design & Innovation, UC Berkeley School of Public Health

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Read Q&A with Sophie Egan

November

Lynn BarrHealth Equity for Rural Patients
Thursday, November 17

Speaker: Lynn Barr, Chief Executive Officer, Caravan Health

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December

Iton, Hernandez, Smith

Health in California under a Trump Presidency*
Wednesday, December 7

Speakers: Dr. Anthony Iton, Senior Vice President of Healthy Communities, The California Endowment; Dr. Sandra R. Hernández, President and CEO, California Health Care Foundation; Dr. Karen Smith, Director and State Public Health Officer, California Department of Public Health

Moderator: Stephen Shortell, Blue Cross of California Distinguished Professorship, HPM Professor of Organizational Behavior, UC Berkeley School of Public Health

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Read Q&A with Dr. Anthony Iton