Public Health in the News: Conversations with the Dean is an informal discussion series with students, faculty and staff on public health-related news issues of the day. Started in Spring 2017 by Dean Boris Lushniak, the series is a place for students, faculty and staff to discuss often-controversial topics with thoughtfulness and respect. "Public health is politics," Dean Lushniak consistetly reminds participants, emphasizing that the discussions are not to be partisan. 


Wednesday, March 15: The firearms crisis in America was the topic of discussion. Friedgen Family Student Lounge, 12:00-1:00 p.m.
Wednesday, March 29: The topic of discussion was vaccines and included more in-depth conversations on specific vaccinations such as to prevent HPV. Friedgen Family Student Lounge, 2:00-3:00 p.m.

Tuesday, April 11: The discussion focused on climate/diversity in the public health workforce. This topic was suggested and facilitated by Stephanie Cork, doctoral candidate in KNES and Graduate Student Government President. Friedgen Family Student Lounge, 4:00 pm-5:00 p.m.

Wednesday, May 10: The final discussion of the academic year focused on opioids. This conversation was facilitated by Department of Behavioral and Community Health MPH graduate student Renée Nicolas. Friedgen Family Student Lounge, 2:30-3:30 p.m.