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ASPPH 2019 Annual Meeting Highlights

The 2019 ASPPH Annual Meeting took place March 20-22, at the Crystal Gateway Marriott in Arlington, VA. Thank you to all attendees, moderators, presenters, and our planning committee for helping make the event a great success. Watch event highlights in our opening and closing videos and view our image gallery 

The 2019 Annual Meeting began on Wednesday March 20 with Hill visits, forum and business meetings, and skill-building workshops. 

Generation Stress: A Growing Public Health Issue
On Thursday March 20, the meeting kicked off with welcome remarks from Dr. Laura Magaña, president and CEO, ASPPH and Dr. Donna Petersen, dean, University of South Florida College of Public Health and presentation of the ASPPH Awards. The opening plenary speaker, Ms. Sylvia M. Burwell, president, American University, discussed the rising prevalence of stress and mental health issues at colleges and universities and the importance of building communities to help address the crisis. Dr. Billy Oglesby, associate dean for academic & student affairs, Thomas Jefferson University College of Population Health, moderated the opening plenary session.

2019 Welch-Rose Award for Distinguished Service to Academic Public Health
The 201Welch-Rose Award for Distinguished Service to Academic Public Health was presented to Dr. Linda Rosenstockprofessor and dean emeritus, UCLA Jonathan and Karin Fielding School of Public HealthRead more. 


2019 Harrison C. Spencer Award for Outstanding Community Service
The Harrison C. Spencer Award for Outstanding Community Service was presented to the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health in recognition of their SOURCE program, a community engagement and service-learning center that engages the Johns Hopkins health professional schools and Baltimore communities in partnerships that promote health and social justice.  


2019 Riegelman Award for Excellence in Undergraduate Public Health Education   
The Riegelman Award for Excellence in Undergraduate Public Health Education was presented to Dr. Elahe Nezami, University of Southern California Programs in Public Health.  


Changing the Conversation on Climate Change
Ms. Gina McCarthy, director of the Center for Climate Health and the Global Environment (C-CHANGE) and professor, Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health, joined us as the Thursday afternoon plenary speaker to address the reality of climate change and how we all have a responsibility to make a difference and take action now. The plenary was moderated by Dr. Lynn Goldman, dean, George Washington University Milken Institute of Public Health.

ASPPH Awards Ceremony
These distinguished award recipients were recognized for their service and achievements in teaching, research, practice, and student services. Read more.  

ASPPH Teaching Excellence Award 

ASPPH Academic Public Health Practice Excellence Award  

ASPPH Early Career Public Health Research Award 

ASPPH Early Career Public Health Teaching Award  

ASPPH Student Services Excellence Award  

Integrating Humanities and Arts into Public Health Education 
Dr. David Skorton, secretary, Smithsonian Institution, and Dr. Victor Dzau, president, National Academy of Medicine, engaged in a conversation on the importance and benefits of integrating the humanities and arts into public health education during the morning plenary on Friday March 22. The session was moderated by Dr. Ellen MacKenzie, dean, Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health.

Human and Artificial Cognition: Finding a Balance
On Friday morning Dr. George Siemens, professor of psychology, University of Texas Arlington and director, C3L, UniSA, gave the closing plenary address which focused on the relationships and biases in artificial cognition and intelligence. The session was moderated by Dr. Sandro Galea, dean and Robert A. Knox Professor, Boston University School of Public Health.  


Thank You to Our Sponsors
ASPPH thanks the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health’s Bloomberg American Health Initiative and the Keck School of Medicine of USCpowered by Pearson for their support!