November 15, 2017

9:00pm – 10:00pm

43-105 Center for Health Sciences (CHS)


“Assuring the Conditions Where People Can Be Healthy: You, Our Students, Must Be Leaders”  
with Richard J. Jackson, MD, MPH

Where we live shapes our health and our lives! The National Academy of Medicine asserts that the purpose of Public Health is to fulfill society’s interest in assuring the conditions where people can be healthy. Nowhere in the vast enterprise of public health is this role more urgent than in Environmental Health; it is impossible for people to be healthy in bad environments. The battles are still raging, along with hurricanes and wildfires, and you, the future public health leaders, are arriving just when you are most needed!

About the speaker:
Richard Joseph Jackson is an emeritus Professor at the Fielding School of Public Health. A pediatrician, he has served in many leadership positions with the California Health Department, including the highest as the State Health Officer. For nine years he was Director of the CDC’s National Center for Environmental Health and received the Presidential Distinguished Service award. He is an elected member of the National Academy of Medicine of the National Academy of Sciences.
Dr. Jackson was instrumental in establishing numerous public health programs including California’s Birth Defects and Cancer Monitoring Programs, the national biomonitoring program to track chemical body burdens in the US population, and major laws including these that regulate chemicals including pesticides. Jackson lectures and speaks on many issues, particularly those related to built environment and health. He has co-authored the books: Urban Sprawl and Public Health, Making Healthy Places, and Designing Healthy Communities for which he hosted a four hour PBS series. He has served on many environmental and health boards, as well as the Board of Directors of the American Institute of Architects. He is an elected honorary member of the American Society of Landscape Architects as well as the American Institute of Architects.

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