Perspectives on Public Health
No reservation required
741 North 23rd Street
Philadelphia, PA, 19130
SpeakersDon Sapatkin (moderator)Don Sapatkinis a public health reporter and deputy health and science editor at the Philadelphia Inquirer. He edits The Publics Health blog.Sapatkinsreporting beat ranges along the alphabet from AIDS to addiction, autism,foodborneillness, health insurance (or lack of it), nutrition, obesity, soda pop, tobacco, vaccination, and, in-season, flu. He is most interested in examining the points where disease, culture, and demographic issues converge HIV in Philadelphias African American neighborhoods, for example and how the city and the nation can work invisibly to improve the publics health. Sapatkin grew up in Brooklyn, N.Y., interned at the Wall StreetJournal, and workedat the Trenton Times and Wilmington News-Journal paper. He is a graduate of Haverford College and the Pennsylvania Gestalt Institute for Psychotherapy and Training.Dr. Daniel BeitingDr. Beiting's research areas include immunology, microbiology, and genomics. He oversees Penn Vet's new Center for Host Microbial Interactions (CHMI). He has a unique view on the role of veterinarians in public health and can speak to some of our CHMI pilot projects that impact both humans and animals.Dr. Stacey Trooskin
Dr. Stacey Trooskin is an Assistant Professor in the Division of Infectious Diseases and HIV Medicine at Drexel University College of Medicine. She is a physician with clinical and research expertise in the areas of HIV and Hepatitis C Virus (HCV) testing and treatment. She received her MPH from Yale University in 2001 with a Concentration in Epidemiology of Microbial Diseases. She went on to pursue her MD/PhD Robert Wood Johnson Medical School and UMDNJ School of Public Health and was awarded her Doctorate in Public Health with a Concentration in Epidemiology. She completed her residency in Internal Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania and stayed at Penn to complete her Fellowship in Infectious Diseases. In 2011, she started POW- Philadelphia Outreach Workers (formerly Penn Presbyterian Outreach in West Philadelphia) which trains health professional students from various universities in Philadelphia to become certified HIV and HCV counselors and testers. Her experience through POW has prompted her to develop training curriculum around HCV testing and counseling in community settings. She has taken lessons learned from the Ryan White Model of Care and HIV linkage to care system and applied them to HCV testing and multidisciplinary care. She currently serves as Community Co-Chair of HepCAP (Hepatitis C Allies of Philadelphia).Janet GoldenJanet Golden is a professor of History at Rutgers University, Camdenspecializing in the history of American health care.She is the author of "Message in a Bottle: The Making of Fetal AlcoholSyndrome,"and she is currently writing a historyof babies in the 20th century United States.Jonathan PurtleJonathan Purtleis a doctoral student in the Department of Health Management & Policy at Drexel University School of Public Health, where his research focuses on public health policy and practice related to psychological trauma. He is interested in the processes through which traumatic experiences can lead to adverse health outcomes later in life and systems-level approaches to intervention. Purtle works at Drexel'sCenter for Nonviolence and Social Justice, where he is involved with the evaluation of Healing Hurt People, a hospital-based violence intervention program. He also has worked on a range of research projects relating to health disparities, health care reform, and public health preparedness as a program manager and health policy analyst. Purtle holds a Masters degree in sociology from the University of Amsterdam and a Master of Public Health from Drexel. Born in Philadelphia and raised in Delaware County, Purtle lives in the citys Spring Garden section, where he enjoys exploring Fairmount Park, piecemealing bikes together with the aid of You Tube and Craigslist, live music, and travel.Michael YudellMichael Yudell, PhD, MPH,is the Director of the Program for the Study of Public Health Ethics and History and Associate Professor atthe Drexel University School of Public Health where he studies the history of public health and science. Yudell also writes the blog "The Public's Health" for the Philadelphia Inquirer. The blog covers thecontemporary, historical, and ethical challenges that lie ahead for public health in the 21st century. He received his B.A. from Tufts University, an MPH from the Mailman School of Public Health at Columbia University, and a PhD from Columbia University. He is the author of two books on the human genome project and a forthcoming book on the history of the race concept. Yudell is currently writing Ages of Uncertainty: Autism Spectrum Disorders and the Search for Cause and Cure, a history of autism spectrum disorders.Tony ValdésAntonio (Tony) Valdés is CEO of the Children’s Crisis Treatment Center (CCTC) — a nonprofit agency specializing in providing behavioral health services to Philadelphia’s children and their families. CCTC also collaborates with local resources to develop community-based programming, such as a special summer camp for children and services for West African refugees and families recently emigrated from Mexico. Tony was named one of Impacto Latino newspaper’s “Most Influential Latinos” for his influential work at CCTC and in the larger mental health community.
PartnersThe Wistar InstituteThe Wistar InstituteThe Wistar Institute is an international leader in biomedical research with special expertise in cancer research and vaccine development. Founded in 1892 as the first independent nonprofit biomedical research institute in the country, Wistar has long held the prestigious Cancer Center designation from the National Cancer Institute. The Institute works actively to ensure that research advances move from the laboratory to the clinic as quickly as possible. The Wistar Institute: Today’s Discoveries – Tomorrow’s Cures.University of Pennsylvania School of Veterinary MedicineUniversity of Pennsylvania School of Veterinary MedicineIn 1884, the University of Pennsylvania School of Veterinary Medicine was established at the urging of the University's School of Medicine. It was recognized that prevention and control of animal diseases had important implications for human health. Human and veterinary medicine were viewed as "one medicine."Drexel UniversityDrexel UniversityDrexel University enrolls more than 22,000 students and offers 96 bachelor’s programs, 88 master’s programs, 35 doctoral programs, a doctor of medicine program, a juris doctorate and 45 graduate-level certificate programs. Drexel is ranked among the best national doctoral universities by U.S.News & World Report in its “America’s Best Colleges 2011,” and many of Drexel’s other programs across its colleges and schools are consistently ranked among the nation’s best.