The George Washington University Milken Institute School of Public Health will mark National Public Health Week from April 1 to 5 with events open to the entire Washington, DC area. Notable events include a look inside the school’s highly publicized study that estimated the mortality tied to Hurricane Maria in Puerto Rico and an expert panel discussion on the public health problem of maternal mortality in the United States.
On Wednesday, April 3, from 6:00 p.m. to 8 p.m. Eastern, Dr. Michael Lu, a professor of prevention and community health at Milken Institute SPH, will discuss his work on maternal mortality. The former director of the Maternal and Child Health Bureau for the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Dr. Lu is a nationally recognized leader in the field of child and maternal health.
On Thursday, April 4, from 6:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. Eastern, members of the research team behind the school’s study on excess mortality in Puerto Rico following Hurricane Maria will discuss their work. Dr. Lynn Goldman, Michael and Lori Milken Dean of Milken Institute SPH, will be one of the researchers who will discuss the research process and communication efforts that went into safeguarding the science behind the study. This event will be live streamed.