The Division of Public Health is proud to provide special lectures for our academic and practice community. Join our mailing list to learn about upcoming events.
Public Health Grand Rounds
2nd Tuesday of the month at 12:00 pm
|November 2, 2021||“Becoming Equity Focused”
Dorothy Adams, MPA, LEHS
Division Director, Administration
Salt Lake County Health Department
|October 5, 2021||“COVID Transmission on University of Utah Campus”
Jim VanDerslice, PhD
Division of Public Health, University of Utah
Sharon Talboys, PhD, MPH
Teresa Garrett, DNP, RN
|April 3, 2021||"The C-HEaRT Study: Studying COVID-19 in Utah Families"
Christy Porucznik, PhD, MSPH
|March 3, 2020||"Trends and Challenges Faced by Immigrants in the US"
Fernando Wilson, PhD
Global Health Grand Rounds
4th Tuesday of the month at 5:30 pm
|November 30, 2021||"Insights on Global Health Experiential Approaches and Pedagogy"
Jessica Evert, MD
|September 28, 2021||Featuring:
Division of Public Health Learning Abroad Programs and Global Health Faculty Research
|March 23, 2021||"Model development using community-based participatory research: describing parental leadership concepts"
Lisa Gren, PhD, MSPH
Caren Frost, PhD, MPH
|February 23, 2021||"Bhutan and its response to Covid-19"
Tashi Tobgay, PhD
Dr. Tshokey, MD, PhD
Racism as a Public Health Threat Lecture Series
The University of Utah Division of Public Health is proud to announce “Racism as a Public Health Threat,” an annual lecture series. Created in response to the killing of George Floyd on May 25, 2020, in Minneapolis, Minnesota, this series reflects the moral and political struggle around issues of systemic racism and inequity. This lecture series seeks to demonstrate what we fiercely believe to be true: that the physical and mental health of the whole of society is negatively impacted when racist attitudes and practices are allowed to continue uncontested. The series selects speakers whose community and intellectual efforts help connect this understanding.
| October 29, 2021
12:00 - 2:00 pm
|“Utah Primary Care Summit Keynote speaker & 3rd biannual racism as a public health threat Lecture
Sandro Galea, MD, MPH, DrPH
Dr. Sandro Galeo is a physician, epidemiologist, and author. He has published extensively in peer-reviewed literature and regularly contributes to the public discourse about social causes of health, mental health, and the consequences of trauma. Dr. Galeo holds a medical degree from the University of Toronto, graduate degrees from Harvard University and Columbia University, and an honorary doctorate from the University of Glasgow. View his TedTalk "How Health is Threatened by Hate".
Recording available online at:
|May 25, 2021||“Racism as a Public Health Threat: Putting an End to Inequity in Public Health”
Abdul El-Sayed, MD, MPH
Recording available online at: https://my.demio.com/recording/U9JzwSgy
|October 16, 2020||Keynote Speaker for the inaugural “Racism as a Public Health Threat” lecture series, presented in collaboration with Utah AHEC 2020 Primary Care Summit
“Naming Racism in the midst of a pandemic”
Camara Phyllis Jones, MD, MPH, PhD
Recording available online at: https://youtu.be/nXLKEYHsnN8
David N. Sundwall Lectureship
The David N. Sundwall Lectureship was established to recognize the contributions that Dr. Sundwall, Professor Emeritus, Division of Public Health has made in the public health field throughout his career.
The series has brought public health policy leaders from all over the world to discuss and share their experiences in public health. We set up the lecture series to continue Sundwall’s legacy in public health policy and to bring distinguished policy experts to honor that legacy,” said Dr. Kimberley Shoaf, a professor of the University of Utah’s Division of Public Health.
|October 19, 2020||4th Annual David N. Sundwall Lectureship
"Conversation with the Surgeon General"
An online discussion with
Opening remarks from The Honorable Senator Orrin G. Hatch
Recording available online at:
|October 24, 2019||3rd Annual David N. Sundwall Lectureship
"Today’s Public Health Challenges: Superpowers & Stumbling Blocks"
Judith A. Monroe, MD
|October 24, 2018||2nd Annual David N. Sundwall Lectureship
"Threats to the Public’s Health: A Dialogue with the Editor in Chief of The American Journal of Public Health"
Alfredo Morabia, MD, PhD, MS, MPH, PD, FRCPE
Epidemiology, Queens College, City University of New York, Flushing, NY
|October 25, 2017||Commencement of the David N. Sundwall Lectureship
"A Family Doctor’s Unexpected Career in Health Policy and Public Health: Swimming with sharks (and some dolphins) in "the swamp" (Washington DC) and at home in Utah."
David N. Sundwall, MD