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2020 ASPPH Virtual Sections Retreat

The 2020 ASPPH Virtual Sections Retreat (VSR) will be held on Wednesday and Thursday afternoons from June 17 – July 9 (four weeks). The retreat begins with an opening plenary session on June 17 at 1:30 pm ET followed by introductions and networking opportunities for each Section. Then Sections will meet one day each week through July 9. View full agenda.

The agenda for the VSR was developed with input from the Program Advisory Committee which includes a representative from each of the seven Sections. Each Section also has a planning committee to develop content for their group. Programming will consist of plenary sessions, tracks for each Section, as well as joint sessions for multiple Sections and networking opportunities.

The Sections Retreat is for designated representatives from ASPPH-member schools and programs of public health for Academic Affairs, Data, Diversity & Inclusion, Finance & Administration, Practice, Research, and Student Services. The primary purpose of the Sections Retreat is to provide these groups with an opportunity to share best practices; increase knowledge; discuss current issues and challenges at schools and programs of public health; and network in an open environment with their peers.

Registration is open. If you did not receive your registration notification via email, contact meetings@aspph.org.

Closing Plenary - Thursday, July 9 4-5 PM ET

  • Racism: A Public Health Challenge with Wes Moore

    The  closing session for the Virtual Sections Retreat also serves as the opening session of the Virtual Leadership Retreat . ASPPH-member deans, primary program representatives and Section members will come together once again for a presentation by Wes Moore.

    Mr. Moore is the CEO of Robin Hood, one of the largest anti-poverty forces in the nation. He is also a bestselling author, a combat veteran, and a social entrepreneur.

    Moderator: Thomas A. LaVeist, Dean, Tulane University School of Public Health and Tropical Medicine

    Presenter: Wes Moore, Author, Five Days: The Fiery Reckoning of an American City, and CEO, Robin Hood

Meeting Information

  • Registration

    Registration is open and information has been emailed directly to all Section Members. If you did not receive your registration notification via email, contact meetings@aspph.org.

    In our continued efforts to support our members during these difficult financial times, while preserving a strong ASPPH, there will be no registration fee this year.

    This meeting is open to designated Section representatives from ASPPH-member schools and programs of public health. Registration is limited to one representative per Section, per member.

  • Program Advisory Committee

    Academic Affairs:
    Lisa Sullivan, PhD
    Associate Dean for Education
    Boston University School of Public Health

    Delores Pluto, PhD
    Director of Evaluation and Academic Assessment
    University of South Carolina Arnold School of Public Health

    Diversity & Inclusion:
    Linda A. Alexander, EdD
    Senior Associate Dean for Academic, Student and Faculty Affairs
    West Virginia University School of Public Health

    Finance & Administration:
    Kimberly Maune, MHA
    Associate Dean for Administration and Finance
    Emory University Rollins School of Public Health

    Joseph Telfair, DrPH, MSW, MPH
    Associate Dean for Practice and Research
    Georgia Southern University Jiann-Ping Hsu College of Public Health

    Benjamin Shaw, PhD, MPH
    Associate Dean for Research, Professor, Health Policy, Management & Behavior
    University at Albany School of Public Health

    Student Services:
    Michael Vega, MSW
    Director of Student Services
    Rutgers School of Public Health