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Master of Public Health Events

The Master of Public Health program offers several events on an ongoing basis including Conversation with a Public Health Leader and Public Health Day. These events are open to the public and present great networking and learning opportunities.

University of San Francisco Events

Public Health Day

The University of San Francisco School of Nursing and Health Professions is pleased to offer these Public Health Day events for both current MPH students and current public health professionals. Events feature guest speakers and student poster presentations.

Winter 2014 Public Health Day

When: December 3, 2014 from 10:30 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Where: Fromm Hall Berman and Broad Conference Rooms

MPH students have the opportunity to gain meaningful real world practice not only in some of the Bay Area’s best public health agencies, but also in health organizations across the nation and the globe. In place of a research-based thesis, our students produce an original graduate project based on the culmination of their classroom learning, a 300-hour fieldwork internship, and a capstone synthesis that demonstrates mastery of the profession.

USF Public Health day will showcase the students' capstone synthesis on topics such as: Health Education, Promotion, Program Planning, and Evaluation, Social Determinants, Advocacy, and Access to Care, Injury Prevention and Control, Public Health Workforce, and Environmental Health.

The Winter 2014 Public Health Day keynote speaker is Kathryn Hall-Trujillo from the Birthing Project USA. For more information about Ms. Hall-Trujillo's amazing work in public health, visit the Birthing Project USA's website.

Kathryn Hall-Trujillo, MPH
Kathryn Hall-Trujillo

For over thirty years, as a public health administrator, community health educator and advocate in the public and private sectors, Kathryn has been addressing the racial and gender divide in women’s access to healthcare. Her experience in understanding, translating and bridging policy, administration, services delivery and client cultures have earned her national and international recognition, including an Ashoka Fellowship, a 2010 CNN Hero, and one of Twenty One Leaders of the 21st Century by Women E-news. As Ashoka Fellow-in-Residence at Tulane University, she is an adjunct professor in the School of Global Community Health. Her work has culminated in Birthing Project USA: The Underground Railroad for New Life, which is a global maternal and child health organization. She is a consultant and mentor to community leaders, students and young professionals, to whom she is affectionately known as Mama Katt.

More on the Birthing Project USA

Birthing Project USA: The Underground Railroad for New Life is an international organization to improve birth outcomes for women of color by providing technical assistance and support to replicate and sustain the Birthing Project models of providing education, support and access to care and services to women and their families. The projects are based on grassroots, community-based leadership, womanish principles and belief in the power of sisterhood. More than 13, 000 babies have been born into Birthing Projects in the US, Canada, Honduras, Cuba; Malawi, Ghana, Uganda and Nigeria.


Conversation with Public Health Leaders

Our most recent event held on October 22, 2014, featured conversations with three local Public Health leaders. The featured speakers included Dr. Ricardo Carrillo, Ms. Tanya Rovira, MPH, and Mr. Jesus Verduzco. Dr. Ricardo Carrillo is the Lead Mental Health Supervisor for the Prevention and Early Intervention project at La Clinica de la Raza. Ms. Tanya Rovira, MPH, is the Health Education Specialist and Food Security Coordinator for Contra Costa Health Services Community Wellness and Prevention Program. Mr. Jesus Verduzco is the Coordinator of the Adolescent Health Unit of the Alameda County Public Health Department.

Events Outside of the University of San Francisco

National Public Health Conferences

APHA Annual Meeting & Exposition

November 15-19, 2014
New Orleans, LA
The APHA Annual Meeting & Exposition is the oldest and largest gathering of public health professionals in the world, attracting more than 13,000 national and international physicians, administrators, nurses, educators, researchers, epidemiologists and related health specialists. APHA's meeting program addresses current and emerging health science, policy and practice issues in an effort to prevent disease and promote health. Details »

Public Health Law Research Annual Meeting

January 14-16, 2015
San Juan, Puerto Rico
The PHLR Annual Meeting provides a forum for current PHLR grantees and others interested in the field to share research progress and findings, discuss methodological concerns and innovations, and identify effective means through which to disseminate research results to inform the practice and policy debate.

Association of Maternal & Child Health Annual Conference

January 24-27, 2015
Washington, DC
The AMCHP conference gathers public health leaders from across the country and serves as a premier opportunity for attendees to learn about new research and technologies, meet and network with colleagues, and gain new insights related to maternal and child health. Details »

National Health Policy Conference (NHPC)

February 9-10, 2015
Washington, DC
Academy Health’s National Health Policy Conference (NHPC) provides a comprehensive outlook on the nation’s health policy agenda. Now in its 15th year, the meeting is designed to provide clarity on critical health care issues and policy priorities for the upcoming year with insider perspectives from health policy leaders. Registration opens in early October. Details »

Keeneland Conference

April 20-23, 2015
Lexington, KY
Led by Public Health Services and Systems Research (PHSSR). Each year, public health professionals gather at the Keeneland Conference to participate in scientific sessions to share the latest research. Practitioners and policymakers have a chance to network with researchers to develop ways of translating evidence-based research into practice. Details

NNPHI Annual Conference

May 12-14, 2015
New Orleans, LA
National Network of Public Health Institutes’ Conference brings together a diverse mix of public health professionals, including state and local health officials and community organizations, to share best practices and foster innovations in public health. Details »

NACCHO Annual 2015

July 8-10, 2015
Kansas City, MO
The NACCHO Annual is the largest gathering of local health department leaders and other public health professionals in the United States. Attendees gather to share best practices and success stories, and gain insights from public health experts.

NALBOH Annual Conference

Dates and location TBD
The NALBOH Annual Conference provides board of health members, senior agency officials, and national public health leaders with information on public health governance functions, engaging citizens, and the role of effective leadership in healthy communities.