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East Tennessee: Leading Voices in Public Health Lecture Series

East Tennessee: Leading Voices in Public Health Lecture Series

The third talk in this academic year’s Leading Voices in Public Health Lecture Series through East Tennessee State University’s College of Public Health will take place Thursday, February 4, at 7 p.m. at the Millennium Center in Johnson City.

Dr. J. Michael McGinnis, senior scholar and executive officer at the National Academy of Medicine (NAM), will present “A Conversation on Measuring What Matters Most.”

An active front-line participant in national and international health policy and programs for more than four decades, McGinnis is senior scholar at NAM as well as an elected member of the organization, executive director of the NAM Leadership Consortium on Value and Science-Driven Health Care, and founder and facilitator of its Learning Health System Initiative.

He held continuous appointment at the United States Department of Health and Human Services through several presidential administrations dating back to the years Jimmy Carter held office and stretching through Bill Clinton’s time as president. There, he focused on policy responsibilities for disease prevention and health promotion.

In other appointments, he served as founding director and chair of the health program group at the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, the World Bank/European Commission Task Force for Health Reconstruction in Bosnia, the federal Office of Research Integrity and the HHS Nutrition Policy Board.

Early in his career, he served as director of the World Health Organization’s smallpox eradication program in Uttar Pradesh, India, and director of the U.S.-Eastern Europe cooperative health research program.

Educated at the University of California, Berkeley; the University of California, Los Angeles; and Harvard’s Kennedy School of Government, McGinnis is perhaps most recognized for his research and publications on population health and root causes of morbidity and mortality.

Prior to the lecture, a meet-and-greet with McGinnis will take place from 6:15-6:45 p.m.

The event, which is co-sponsored by the College of Public Health and The Public Health Student Association, is free and open to the public. It will also be available via livestream at http://elearning.etsu.edu/live/publichealth.htm.

For more information, call 423-439-4243. For disability accommodations, call the ETSU Office of Disability Services at 423-439-8346