Voices in Health: February 13, 2020, 4:00 – 6:00 PM

 

EVENT DETAILS

Date: Thursday, February 13, 2020
Time: 4:00 – 6:00 PM
Location: Room B104, 2206 East Mall
Registration: Open Now! The event is free.
If you can’t make it in person, you can watch this event through our Live YouTube Broadcast.

 

SCHEDULE

4:00 – 4:10: Welcome and Introduction
4:10 – 4:55: Keynote
4:55 – 5:00: Break
5:00 – 5:45: Panel and Questions

 

EVENT CHAIR

Peter Berman

Professor Peter Berman (M.Sc, Ph.D) is a health economist with forty years of experience in research, policy analysis and development, and training and education in global health. Prof. Berman is Professor and Director, School of Population and Public Health, University of British Columbia in Vancouver Canada, and Adjunct Professor in Global Health at Harvard T. H. Chan School of Public Health, Harvard University, as of January 1, 2019. He relocated to Vancouver, Canada after a quarter century on the faculty of Harvard University, most recently as Professor of the Practice of Global Health Systems and Economics at Harvard T. H. Chan School of Public Health (HSPH) in Boston, USA. He is also affiliated as Adjunct Professor at the Public Health Foundation of India (PHFI) in New Delhi, India and as advisor to the China National Health Development Research Center for health care financing and health accounts. Prof. Berman was the founding faculty director of Harvard Chan’s new Doctor of Public Health degree and was actively engaged in graduate education reform in global public health at Harvard. In recent years, Prof. Berman has led several innovative research projects on developing primary care systems, strengthening service delivery, and improving health care financing mechanisms for better outcomes, with a focus on work in Ethiopia, India, and Malaysia.

SPEAKER

Dr. Shannon Waters

Dr. Shannon Waters is Coast Salish and a member of Stz’uminus First Nation on Vancouver Island. She completed the First Nations Family Practice program at the University of British Columbia and worked as a family doctor in Duncan, BC. While honored to work close to home Shannon became frustrated with seeing people mostly when they were unwell and wanted to focus on keeping people healthy in the first place so she returned to school and completed her specialty training in Public Health and Preventive Medicine. Shannon worked as the Director of Health Surveillance at First Nations and Inuit Health Branch and, at First Nations Health Authority as the Acting Senior Medical Officer for Vancouver Island Region. She has worked with Vancouver Island Health Authority as a Medical Director and with the Ministry of Health as the Aboriginal Physician Advisor. She is currently honored to have come full circle and to be working in her home territory as the local Medical Health Officer with Vancouver Island Health Authority.

 
 
 

For further questions about the event, please contact voices.in.health@spph.ubc.ca

 

Voices in Health: Future Events – Stay Tuned

The School of Population and Public Health is thrilled to announce a monthly speaker series for the 19/20 academic year called Voices in Health, featuring renowned public and global health experts.

Admission is free to faculty, students and staff.

Term 2 Dates:

Thursday, March 12, 2020

Thursday, April 16, 2020

Thursday, May 14, 2020

All events will be held at UBC Point Grey, more details to come!

 
 

Past Events & Recordings

January 20, 2020 | Why Do We Need a Life Course Approach to Address the Cardiovascular Disease Burden Worldwide?

September 30, 2019 | Public Health, Law and Climate Change – Legal Approaches to Protecting Children’s Health in a Warming WorldYoutube Video

October 25, 2019 | Including Equity in Global Health Priority SettingYoutube Video

November 18, 2019 | Developing Canada’s new Food Guide and the Healthy Eating StrategyYoutube Video

December 9, 2019 | HIV and TB Implementation Science: Learning from UgandaYoutube Video