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9th Annual Undergraduate Conference: Building Healthier Cities

Conference 2018

April 12
2:45 PM - 7 PM
Gilman Hall

This year’s Undergraduate Conference in Public Health is focused on our theme of “Building Healthier Cities.” We will be hosting keynote speakers, student presenters, and panelists to bring foster a discussion of public health. Please see below for a list of events:

Conversation between Dr. Leana Wen and Senator Barbara Mikulski
Moderated by Dr. Alfred Sommer, Former Dean of the Johns Hopkins School of Public Health
A discussion on pressing public health issues facing our city by two groundbreaking leaders who will provide both federal and city perspectives on Baltimore’s most important health challenges. 

Oral Presentations and Poster Session
Showcase of engaging student research from universities across Baltimore and the Mid-Atlantic region.

Networking dinner with Dr. Alfred Sommer and esteemed public health professionals
Dine with visionary public health leaders who have worked on a diverse set of public health issues including disaster response, health disparities, adolescent sexual health, paid sick leave, health education, and mental health.  


Elaine Auld, Chief Executive Officer at Society for Public Health Education

This year’s panelists include:

Dr. Amir Afkhami, Associate Director of Psychiatry Residency Training with the George Washington School of Medicine & Health Sciences

Olivia Berci, Special assistant at the Medicare Payment Advisory Commission

Dr. Priscah Mujuru, Expert on health disparities and occupational health


Jeffrey Freeman, Senior Scientist at the JHU Center for Humanitarian Health and Assistant Program Manager for Health Surveillance at the National Health Mission Area of the Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory