Spring 2022 Seminar Schedule with Zoom Registration Links

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Please find below the Spring 2022 Seminar Schedule and speakers for the Health and Public Interest Seminar Series. Please visit our Youtube channel for some recorded seminars.

Our virtual Spring 2022 HAPI Hour Seminars take place on the Wednesdays listed below from 12:00pm-1:30pm ET. The HAPI Hour Seminar Series is a forum in which students, faculty, and the community can engage with key leaders in health care research, policy, and advocacy. This series is open to the public at no charge.

Registration links for each seminar are linked below. Once you register for the seminar, you will be automatically emailed the Zoom link. 

January 26 Diana Zuckerman, PhD, President, National Center for Health Research; “Safe and Effective? Not a requirement for most medical implants or devices”

February 2 Sylvia Önder, PhD, Head of Turkish Program, Teaching Professor in the Department of Anthropology, and Core Faculty in the Disability Studies Program at Georgetown University

February 9 Alan S. Johnson, JD, Chief Assistant State Attorney, 15th Judicial Circuit; “The Florida Shuffle: Combating Fraud and Abuse in the Sober Home and Treatment Industries”

February 16 Bette Jacobs, PhD, Professor of Health Systems Administration Adjunct Professor at Georgetown University Law Center Professor of Psychiatry, Georgetown University; “American Indian & Alaska Native Colonial Experiences: Effects on health indicators, relationships, resilience and self-determination”

February 23 Reshma Ramacha​ndran, MD MPP, Veterans Affairs Scholar, National Clinician Scholars Program, Yale University School of Medicine; “Realigning Incentives to Ensure Equitable Access to Health Technologies”

March 2 Ranit Mishori, M.D., MHS, FAAFP, Professor of Family Medicine, Vice President and Chief Public Health Officer, Georgetown University

March 9  No seminar – Spring Break

March 16 Joshua M. Sharfstein, MD, Vice Dean for Public Health Practice and Community Engagement, Director of the Bloomberg American Health Initiative, Professor of the Practice in Health Policy and Management, Johns Hopkins University Bloomberg School of Public Health; “Crisis and Public Health”

March 23  Derek Griffith, PhD, Professor in the Department of Health Systems Administration, Professor in the Department of Oncology at Lombardi Comprehensive Cancer Center, Founding Co-Director of the Georgetown Racial Justice Institute (RJI), and Founder and Director of the Center for Men’s Health Equity in the Racial Justice Institute, Georgetown University

March 30 Michael A. Carome, M.D., Director, Health Research Group, Public Citizen; “Exposing Unethical Clinical Trials and Prompting Federal Regulators to Take Action”

April 6 Kelly Corredor, JD, Chief Advocacy Officer, American Society of Addiction Medicine; “From Dragonflies to Whales: Advocating for Addiction Policy Reform in the United States”

April 13 Erin Sorrell, PhD, MSc, Assistant Research Professor in the Department of Microbiology and Immunology, Director of MS Program for Biohazardous Threat Agents & Emerging Infectious Diseases, and Director of the Elizabeth R. Griffin Program, Georgetown University; “COVID-19, the lessons observed and possibly learned in risk communication”

April 20 Gregory Pappas MD, PhD, Administrator in the Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology (ONC); “Megacities and Public Health: A Case Study of Slum Dwellers Response to Hygiene Problems in Karachi, Pakistan