The University of San Francisco: School of Nursing and Health Professions

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

On December 3, 2014, the Public Health program hosted the Winter Public Health Day.

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.

Public Health day showcased 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 was 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.

Winter Public Health Day Speaker with student and faculty
Winter Public Health Day, Dr. Alba Diaz, MPH student Alison Bell, & Keynote Speaker Kathryn Hall-Trujillo
Winter Public Health Day Students in Fromm
Winter Public Health Day MPH students
Dr. Bhattacharya, Dr. James & Michelle Wylie
Dr. Dru Bhattacharya, Dr. Kia James & Mrs. Michelle Wylie
Winter Public Health Day students
Winter Public Health Day students
Winter Public Health Day students with Dr. Diaz
Winter Public Health Day students and Dr. Diaz
Jessica Stillman, Kia James Founder Award Recipient and Dr. Kia james
Jessica Stillman, Kia James Founder Award Recipient and Dr. Kia James

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

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.