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East Tennessee Leading Voices in Public Health lecture series to host executive director of the American Public Health Association

The second talk in this academic year’s Leading Voices in Public Health lecture series hosted by East Tennessee State University’s College of Public Health will take place Tuesday, Oct 30, at 6 p.m. at the Millennium Center in Johnson City.

Dr. Georges Benjamin, executive director of the American Public Health Association, will present “Creating the Healthiest Nation:  Building Healthy and Resilient Communities.”

Dr. Benjamin is a well-known health policy leader, practitioner, and administrator.  He currently leads the nation’s oldest and largest organization of public health professionals.  He is also a former secretary of health for the State of Maryland.

Dr. Benjamin is a graduate of the Illinois Institute of Technology and the University of Illinois College of Medicine.  He is a fellow of the National Academy of Public Administration, a fellow emeritus of the American College of Emergency Physicians, and a member of the National Academy of Medicine.  He serves on several nonprofit boards such as Research! America, the Truth Initiative, and the Reagan-Udall Foundation.  He is also a member of the National Infrastructure Advisory Council, a council that advises the President on how best to assure the security of the nation’s critical infrastructure.

Prior to the lecture, a meet-and-greet reception with Dr. Benjamin will begin at 5:30 p.m.

The event is free and open to the public. It will also be available via livestream at www.etsu.edu/cph/livestream.php. For more information about the Leading Voices Lecture Series, call 423-439-4243 or visit https://www.etsu.edu/cph/speakersseries.php. For disability accommodations, call the ETSU Office of Disability Services at 423-439-8346.