2020 Public Health Ethics Forum Program Agenda

This years theme: Ethical Dilemmas in Rural Health

Presented by: Office of Minority Health and Health Equity, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention; and National Center for Bioethics in Research and Health Care at Tuskegee University

Date: September 11, 2020

Time: 1:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m. ET

Venue: Virtual forum. Registration is required. Register hereexternal icon.

Program Agenda

Time

Subject/Speakers

Time

1:00 p.m. – 1:15 p.m.

Subject/Speakers

Welcome and Remarks

Master of Ceremonies: Craig Wilkins, MPH (CAPT, USPHS, RET); Senior Advisor, Office of Minority Health and Health Equity (OMHHE), Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)

Leandris Liburd, PhD, MPH, MA

Director, OMHHE and Associate Director for Minority Health and Health Equity, CDC

Anne Schuchat, MD (RADM, USPHS, RET)

Principal Deputy Director, CDC

Rueben Warren, DDS, MPH, DrPH, MDiv

Director, National Center for Bioethics in Research and Health Care at Tuskegee University

Time

1:15 p.m. – 1:45 p.m.

Subject/Speakers

Plenary 1

Alana Knudson, PhD, EdM

Director, Walsh Center for Rural Health Analysis, NORC at the University of Chicago

Time

1:45 p.m. – 3:00 p.m.

Subject/Speakers

Panel Session: Rural Perspectives on Public Health Ethics

Moderator: Rueben Warren, DDS, MPH, DrPH, MDiv

Director, National Center for Bioethics in Research and Health Care at Tuskegee University

Maria Poepsel, PhD, CRNA, APRN

Member, National Advisory Committee for Rural Health and Human Services

Daniel Miller, MD

Chief, Clinical Integration and Graduate Medical Education, Hudson River Healthcare, Inc.

Scott Lockard, MSW, CSW

Public Health Director IV, Kentucky River District Health Department

Daryl Melvin, MS, PE (CAPT, USPHS, RET)

Founder and Principal, Melvin Consulting PLLC

Michal Rhymer-Browne, MA

Assistant Commissioner, U.S. Virgin Islands Department of Human Services

Jose Santiago-Velez, PhD

Public Health Analyst, Division of Sexually Transmitted Disease Prevention, National Center for HIV/AIDS, Viral Hepatitis, STD, and TB Prevention, CDC

Andrew Zekeri, PhD

Professor of Sociology and Graduate Faculty, Department of Psychology and Sociology, Tuskegee University

Time

3:00 p.m. – 3:05 p.m.

Subject/Speakers

Break

Time

3:05 p.m. – 3:35 p.m.

Subject/Speakers

Plenary 2: Ethical Considerations Regarding the Barriers and Solutions to Accessing Health Care Services in Rural Areas and Populations

Diane Hall, PhD, MS

Senior Scientist for Policy and Strategy, Office of the Associate Director for Policy and Strategy, CDC

Kathy Kinlaw, MDiv

Associate Director of the Emory University Center for Ethics and Director of the Center’s Program in Health Sciences and Ethics; Bioethics Associate in Pediatrics, Emory School of Medicine; and Executive Director of the Health Care Ethics Consortium of Georgia

Time

3:35 p.m. – 4:05 p.m.

Subject/Speakers

Plenary 3: Physical Determinants of Rural Health: Addressing the Natural and Built Environments

and Environmental Justice in Communities

Christiaan Abildso, PhD, MPH

Associate Professor, Department of Social and Behavioral Health Sciences/Program Director of Research and Evaluation, Health Research Center, West Virginia University School of Public Health

Leonard Ortmann, PhD

Senior Ethics Consultant, Office of Science Integrity, CDC

Time

4:05 p.m. – 4:20 p.m.

Subject/Speakers

Student Poster Award Session  

Karen Bouye, PhD, MPH, MS

Senior Advisor for Research/Health Scientist, OMHHE, CDC

Time

4:20 p.m. – 4:50 p.m.

Subject/Speakers

Plenary 4: Working to Achieve Health Equity in Rural Communities

Cara James, PhD

President and CEO, Grantmakers in Health

Time

4:50 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.

Subject/Speakers

Closing Remarks

Leandris Liburd, PhD, MPH, MA

Rueben Warren, DDS, MPH, DrPH, MDiv

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