Grand Rounds Series

What does it take to ensure population health? 

Each year, the Mailman School invites renowned voices in government, philanthropy, technology, and urban health to offer their answers, challenge our assumptions, and set the stage for the future of public health through the Grand Rounds series.

Join Dean Linda P. Fried and these distinguished changemakers as they discuss society's role in creating broad population health. Events are held on select Wednesdays from 4–5:30 p.m. in the Alumni Auditorium located at 650 West 168th Street.

Talks will be broadcast live online. Participate using #FuturePublicHealth on Twitter.

Past Lectures

 

September 16, 2015

IMAGINATION AND PUBLIC HEALTH

Jay Walker [BIO]
Inventor, Entrepreneur, and Chairman
TEDMED

Ahead of tomorrow’s Grand Rounds talk, Jay Walker, chairman and curator of TEDMED, explains that imagination and innovation are the keys to a healthy future. Read TEDMED’s Jay Walker Is Bullish on the Future of Health.

October 21, 2015

THE ROLE OF DIGITAL HEALTH IN POPULATION HEALTH

Dennis Schmuland, MD, FAAFP 
Chief health strategy officer, U.S. Health and Life Sciences, Microsoft

From health records to video games, technology is transforming healthcare, says Dennis Schmuland of Microsoft, the October 21 Grand Rounds speaker. Read Microsoft Doc’s Outlook on Health.

 

November 11, 2015

CONFRONTING THE HEALTH GAP

Sir Michael Marmot, PhD, MPH​ [BIO]
Director, UCL Institute of Health Equity

Mark T. Bertolini, MPH, MBA​ [BIO]
Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, Aetna

Grand Rounds speakers Mark Bertolini and Sir Michael Marmot demonstrate how different sectors can work to solve inequality. Read Unequal Advantage: The New Consensus on Health Disparities.

 

January 27, 2016

A PUBLIC HEALTH LENS ON VIOLENCE

Rodrigo Guerrero​, MD, PhD​ [BIO]
Mayor of Cali, Colombia (1992-1994; 2012-2015)

When an epidemic of violence gripped Cali, Colombia, Dr. Guerrero used public health tools to keep the peace. Read Epidemiologist Saves the City (Twice).

February 17, 2016

THE URBAN LANDSCAPE AND PUBLIC HEALTH

Jonathan F.P. Rose​ [BIO]
President, Jonathan Rose Companies

Mitchell J. Silver​​, FAICP​ [BIO]
Commissioner, New York City Department of Parks & Recreation

Grand Rounds speakers Jonathan F.P. Rose and Mitchell J. Silver are engineering a more livable urban future. Read Tear Down the Fences: New Coalitions to Build Healthy Cities.

March 23, 2016

GLOBAL HEALTH, HIV, AND HEALTH SYSTEMS

Ambassador Deborah L. Birx​, MD [BIO]
U.S. Global AIDS Coordinator and Special Representative for Global Health Diplomacy

In her Grand Rounds lecture, Ambassador Deborah Birx outlined PEPFAR’s strategy to respond to this major demographic shift. Read Youth Wave Threatens HIV Fight in Africa.

April 20, 2016

 

Twenty-Third Granville H. Sewell Distinguished Lecture in Environmental Health Sciences

ENCEPHALOPATHY, DEATH, OR IQ:  
DISPARITY IN ENVIRONMENTAL REMEDIATION RESPONSE CRITERIA FOR CHILDHOOD LEAD POISONING IN LOW- AND HIGH-INCOME COUNTRIES 

Ian H. von Lindern, PhD [BIO]
Executive Director, TerraGraphics International Foundation

Students for Environmental Action President Sara Zufan interviews Grand Rounds speaker Ian von Lindern on his strategy to restore health to communities poisoned by lead. Read A Community Response to Lead Poisoning.