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Critical Conversations: SPHTM EDI Dean Initiatives, with Susan Cheng


Susan Cheng, outside, smiling

For the spring 2022 semester SPHTM Student Experience presents Critical Conversations: Dismantling Racism in Public Health. This series of talks will discuss equity, diversity, inclusion, and public health. Join us as we explore topics centered around identifying racism, the impacts it has health, what is happening at SPHTM to address these issues, and what the next solutions are to change systems and remove barriers. All students, faculty and staff are invited to attend via Zoom with hybrid format in February and March. We look forward to seeing you.

Dr. Susan Cheng is the Associate Dean for Public Health Practice & Diversity, Equity and Inclusion, and a trained infectious disease epidemiologist, with a diverse background in STI research, pandemic preparedness, mental health, health disparities, and maternal and child health. Her current research has focused on the effects of social determinants of health on anxiety and depression, maternal mortality, and childhood wellness, including nutrition and dietary allergies. She also brings years of public health practice and advocacy work in diverse settings and communities, including among BIPOC communities, with American Indian tribes and reservations, and with the homeless population and congregate housing settings. Prior to joining academia, she served as PI and epidemiologist for the Native American Alliance for Emergency Preparedness program where she worked with the state of California, the federal Indian Health Service, all local health departments, and 105 tribes and reservations on infectious disease outbreaks, pandemic preparedness, and all hazards emergency preparedness. She developed and managed the virtual Emergency Operations Center during H1N1 and the 2003 and 2007 California wildfires. 

Join via Zoom.