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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.

A Day in the Life of a Public Health Leader

An event being offered jointly by the Public Health Department and the MPH Student Association (MPHSA) will take place on November 5, 2014. To RSVP for this event, please complete our online form.

Conversation with Public Health Leaders

When: October 22, 2014 from 4:30-7 p.m.
Where: USF Presidio location
What: Join us for conversations with 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. He is Director of Training and Technical Assistance for the National Latino Alliance on Domestic Violence in the Latino Community and the National Compadres Network, Inc. He has over 18 years of experience in community development related to domestic violence.

Ms. Tanya Rovira, MPH, is the Health Education Specialist and Food Security Coordinator for Contra Costa Health Services Community Wellness and Prevention Program. She is also co-chair of the Richmond Food Policy Council, a collaboration of community organizations, government agencies and individual community members whose mission is to create a local, equitable, and sustainable food system based on regional agriculture that fosters the local economy and provides healthy, affordable food for all people living in Richmond.

Mr. Jesus Verduzco is the Coordinator of the Adolescent Health Unit of the Alameda County Public Health Department. He holds a Masters degree in City and Regional Planning from UC Berkeley, and brings over 12 years of experience facilitating community capacity building projects, implementing local and regional planning efforts, and developing social media campaigns with underserved communities.

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. Offered at both the Hilltop and Presidio campuses, each event features 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.

MPH Public Health day will showcase the students' capstone synthesis on topics such as: Program Planning, Program Evaluation and Health Policy, Health Disparities Access, Environmental Health and Agriculture, Food and Nutrition.

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.

More on the Birthing Project USA

The Birthing Projects have saved the lives of thousands of women and babies of color. These volunteers, in cities and towns across the U.S. and overseas, have encouraged better birth outcomes by providing practical support to women during pregnancy and for one year after the birth of their children. The Sister Friends provide one-on-one friendship, education and practical support to pregnant teens and women. “This has been a cost effective way of decreasing infant mortality and morbidity in the African-American community,” points out Kathryn Hall-Trujillo, MPH, founder of the Birthing Project USA. Under Hall-Trujillo’s direction, the Birthing Project model has been replicated in almost 100 communities in the U.S., Canada, Central America and Africa.