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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

 Upcoming Events
 Past Lectures
  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
Assistant Professor
Director of Learning Abroad & Continuing Education
Division of Public Health, University of Utah

Teresa Garrett, DNP, RN
Associate Professor (Clinical)
College of Nursing, University of Utah
  April 3, 2021 Christy Porucznik"The C-HEaRT Study: Studying COVID-19 in Utah Families"

Christy Porucznik, PhD, MSPH
Division of Public Health
University of Utah
  March 3, 2020 Fernando Wilson"Trends and Challenges Faced by Immigrants in the US"

Fernando Wilson, PhD
Director & Endowed Chair of the Matheson
Center for Health Care Studies
Professor of Population Health Science
Recent Videos

Global Health Grand Rounds
4th Tuesday of the month at 5:30 pm

 Upcoming Events
 Past Lectures
  November 30, 2021 "Insights on Global Health Experiential Approaches and Pedagogy"

Jessica Evert, MD
Executive Director
Child Family Health International
  September 28, 2021 Featuring:
Division of Public Health Learning Abroad Programs and Global Health Faculty Research
  March 23, 2021 Lisa Gren"Model development using community-based participatory research: describing parental leadership concepts"

Lisa Gren, PhD, MSPH
Associate Professor, Division of Public Health
Associate Director, Center for Research on Migration & Refugee Integration
University of Utah

Caren FrostCaren Frost, PhD, MPH
Research Professor, College of Social Work
Director, Center for Research on Migration & Refugee Integration
Adjunct Associate Professor, Division of Public Health
University of Utah
  February 23, 2021 Tashi Tobgay"Bhutan and its response to Covid-19"

Tashi Tobgay, PhD
Member, Technical Advisory Group
Royal Government of Bhutan
CEO, Institute of Health Partners Bhutan
Technical Advisor, Leishmaniasis
Project, Khesar Gyalpo University of Medical Sciences of Bhutan

ToshokeyDr. Tshokey, MD, PhD
Consultant Clinical Microbiologist, Jigme Dorji Wangchuck National Referral Hospital (JDWNRH)
Assistant Professor of Microbiology, Khesar Gyalpo University of Medical Sciences of Bhutan (KGUMSB)
Recent Videos

Racism as a Public Health Threat Lecture Series

 Upcoming Events
 Past Lectures
  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
Former Public Health Commissioner for Detroit

Recording available online at:
  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
Senior Fellow, Morehouse School of Medicine
Former President, American Public Health Association
family physician and epidemiologist

Recording available online at:

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.

 Past Lectures
  October 19, 2020 Jerome Adams4th Annual David N. Sundwall Lectureship

"Conversation with the Surgeon General"

An online discussion with
Vice Admiral Jerome M. Adams, MD, MPH
Former Surgeon General of the United States

Opening remarks from The Honorable Senator Orrin G. Hatch

Recording available online at:
  October 24, 2019 Judith Monroe3rd Annual David N. Sundwall Lectureship

"Today’s Public Health Challenges: Superpowers & Stumbling Blocks"

Judith A. Monroe, MD
President and CEO, CDC Foundation
  October 24, 2018 Alfredo Morabia2nd 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
Editor-in-Chief, American Journal of Public Health
  October 25, 2017 David SundwallCommencement 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
Professor Emeritus, Division of Public Health