Healthy Communities

ADH Grand Rounds

In view of the drain of resources due to COVID-19 activities, the Arkansas Department of Health Public Health Grand Rounds are being cancelled through June 25, 2020. Our current plan is to resume in May unless circumstance at that time demand otherwise.

No continuing education credit is available for watching Past Presentations. Credit is only available for watching the presentation live, as it is being given.

 

Public Health Grand Rounds is presented each Thursday at 8 a.m. (Central Standard Time) in the Arkansas Department of Health's Dr. Joseph H. Bates Professional Education Auditorium at 4815 W. Markham Street, Little Rock, AR 72205.

Public Health Grand Rounds is jointly sponsored by the Arkansas Department of Health, the Fay Boozman College of Public Health at the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences, and the Arkansas Center for Health Improvement (ACHI).

Grand Rounds can be viewed from the internet by following the link https://adh.adobeconnect.com/gr.

CME Credit: You can obtain the transcript at http://ce.uams.edu/.

 

Upcoming Presentations

Date Presenter Topic
July 16, 2020
Virtual Attendance Only:
http://adh.adobeconnect.com/gr

Nathaniel Smith, MD, MPH
Secretary of Health,
Arkansas Department of Heath

Places, Pandemics and People:
My ADH Adventure

Past Presentations

Date

Topic

March 12 Using The Law To “ARREST” The Spread of Infectious Disease | Kevin Ryan, JD, MA | Associate Dean for Student and Alumni Affairs | Co-Director DrPH Program, Associate Professor | Department of Health Policy and Management | Fay W. Boozman College of Public Health | University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences
March 5 So Who Can I Prescribe Opioids To? | Michael Wilson, MD, PhD, FAAEM, FACEP | Assistant Professor, Division of Research and Evidence-Based Medicine Department of Emergency Medicine | Assistant Professor, Department of Psychiatry Director, Department of Emergency Medicine Behavior | Emergencies Research Lab Director, Department of Emergency Medicine Research Associates Programs | University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences
February 27 A Whole New World: Whole Genome Sequencing And The NOW Of Foodborne Disease Surveillance and Outbreak Response | Quinyatta Mumford, MPH | Epidemiologist | Arkansas Department of Health
February 20 Coronavirus Epidemics of The 21st Century: SARS, MERS and NCP || Nathaniel Smith, MD, MPH | Secretary of Health | Arkansas Department of Health || Jennifer Dillaha, MD | Medical Director | Immunizations and Outbreak Response | Arkansas Department of Health || Naveen Patil, MD, MHSA, MA, FACP, FIDSA | Medical Director | Infectious Diseases, Healthcare Associated Infections, Antimicrobial Stewardship Initiative | Arkansas Department of Health
February 13 Suicide Rates Continue to Rise: What Strategies Are We Missing | Katy Allison, PhD, MPH, CHES | Postdoctoral Fellow | University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences
February 6 The Sky May Actually Be Falling This Time | Nathaniel Smith, MD, MPH | Secretary of Health | Arkansas Department of Health
January 30 The Art of Positive Communication | Julien Mirivel, PhD | Interim Dean | College of Social Sciences and Communication | Professor | Department of Applied Communication | University of Arkansas at Little Rock
January 23 Think of the Children!!! A Glimpse into the Disparity of Treatment and Health Outcomes of Uninsured Children | Austin Porter III, DrPH, MPH | Deputy Chief Science Officer | Arkansas Department of Health | Assistant Professor | Department of Health Policy and Management | Fay W. Boozman College of Public Health | University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences
January 16 Everyone Counts: How 2020 Census Data Matters to Arkansas || Samuel Abbasi, BS | Arkansas Partnership Coordinator || Linda Gladden, M.Ed. | Media Specialist || Taniesha Richardson-Wiley, MPH | Hometown Health Improvement Section Chief || Laura Kellams, BA | Arkansas Advocates for Children and Families NWA, Executive Director
January 9 Mindfulness: an Overview and its Relevance to Public Health | Puru Thapa, MD | Director | Student, Resident, and Faculty Wellness Programs | Professor, Department of Psychiatry | University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences
2020 Videos End  
December 12 Maternal Mortality in Arkansas: An Update | William Greenfield, MD, MPH, FACOG | Medical Director, Family Health Branch | Arkansas Department of Health | Associate Professor | Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology | University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences
December 5 Northwest Arkansas Community Survey: Collaborating to Assess Community Health Needs | Lisa K. Low, MD, MPH | Medial Director Community Health | Mercy Hospital
November 14 HIV and Oral Health: An Update and Refocus | David Reznik, DDS | Chief of Dental Services | Grady Health System
October 24 Evidence-Based Treatment For Suicidal Youth | Jennifer Hughes, PhD, MPH | Psychologist }Center for Depression Research and Clinical Care | Assistant Professor | UT Southwestern Medical Center
September 26 Insomnia Management: A Backdoor Opportunity to Overcoming Objections to Mental Health Management | Rhonda Mattox, MD | Medical Director | Rhonda Mattox PLL
October 17 Stemming the Rising Tide of Congenital Syphilis | Kate Miele, MD, MA | Gilstrap Fellow Program Development and Quality Improvement | Branch Division of STD Prevention | Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
October 10 How the Prescription Drug Epidemic Became An Opioid Epidemic. Failures in Upstream Drug Policy and Their Effect on Disadvantaged Groups | Johnathan H. Goree, MD | Director of Chronic Pain Division | Assistant Professor | Department of Anesthesiology | University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences
September 19 New Vaccine Development At Merck | Alain Bouckenooghe, MD, MPH | Associate Vice President | Respiratory Vaccine Section Head and  Vaccine Clinical Research | Merck
September 12 Rural Hospitals: Evolution And Survival | Joseph W. Thompson, MD, MPH | President & Chief Executive Officer | Arkansas Center for Health Improvement | Inaugural Surgeon General, State of Arkansas, 2005-2015 | Professor |  Division of Center for Applied Research | And Evaluation Department of Pediatrics | College of Medicine | University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences | Arkansas Children’s Hospital
September 5 Sex Education As A Strategy For Teen Pregnancy Prevention: Focus Groups with Arkansas Parents and Teens | S. Alexandra Marshall, PhD, MPH, CPH, CHES | Assistant Professor |  Health and Behavior Education | Co-Director |  PhD program in Health Promotions and Prevention Research | Fay W. Boozman College of Public Health | University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences
August 29 Supporting People With Disabilities In Decision-Making | Laura K. Guidry-Grimes, PhD | Assistant Professor | Clinical Ethicist | Department of Medical Humanities and Bioethics | University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences | Arkansas Children’s Hospital
August 8 2019 Arkansas Flooding Event: The Arkansas Department of Health's Response |  Micheal Knox, DrPH, MPH, MS | Branch Chief |Health Preparedness and Emergency Response Branch |Arkansas Department of Health
August 1 Childhood Mental, Behavioral and Developmental Disorders: A Syndemic Approach | Alan Mease, MD, FAAP, Col/USA (Ret) | Arkansas Medical Director, eQ Health Solutions | Adjunct Associate Professor of Public Health | Department of Health Behavior and Health Education | Fay W. Boozman College of Public Health | University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences
July 18 Health Care at End of Life | Masil George, MD | Associate Professor, UAMS Department of Geriatrics | Associate Professor, UAMS Department of Medical Humanities & Bioethics | Director, UAMS Geriatric Palliative Care Program | Medical Director, Baptist Hospice
June 27 Partnering For A Healthier Arkansas | Robert Redfield, MD | Director | Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) | Administrator | Agency For Toxic Substances and Disease Registry
June 13  Where The Planning Stops And The Disaster Begins: A Framework For Crisis Standards Of Care | Jerrilyn D. Jones, MD, MPH | Medical Director | Health Preparedness & Response Branch | Arkansas Department of Health | Assistant Professor, Emergency Medicine | University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences
March 28 The Arkansas Prevention Research Center:  Leveraging Our Resources for a Healthier and Better Informed Arkansas | Kevin W. Ryan JD, MA | Associate Dean for Professional Programs | Associate Professor of Health Policy & Mgmt. and DrPH Program Co-Director | Fay W. Boozman College of Public Health, University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences || Austin Porter, DrPH, MPH | Deputy Chief Science Officer, Arkansas Department of Health | Assistant Professor of Health Policy & Mgmt. and DrPH Program Co-Director | Fay W. Boozman College of Public Health | University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences
May 23 Beyond A String And Two Soup Cans: Electronic Case Reporting- Exchanging Data In The Age Of The Jetsons | William R. MacKenzie, MD | Deputy Director of Science | Center for Surveillance, Epidemiology and Laboratory Services | Center for Disease Control and Prevention
May 9 The Concept Of Softening Among Smokers And Its Implication for Tobacco Control | Margarete C. Kulik, Ph.D. | Assistant Professor | Department of Health Behavior and Health Education | Center for the Study of Tobacco | University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences
May 2 Preventable Mortality: How Do We Stop The Bleed || Kevin Sexton, M.D., FACS | Assistant Professor | Department of Surgery Division of Acute Care Surgery || John Taylor III, M.D. | Assistant Professor Surgery | Department of Surgery || William Beck, M.D. | Medical Director-Surgical Intensive Care Unit | Associate Professor of Surgery || University of Arkansas for Medical Services
April 25 Opioid Epidemic: A Personal Story || Susan Weinstein, DVM, MPH | Retired ADH State Public Health Veterinarian || Christopher Dickie, MA | Chief Executive Officer | Natural State Recovery Centers
April 18 Association of Crop Burning with Asthma and COPD Exacerbations in Two Arkansas Counties / Postpartum Anxiety and Depression: An Analysis Of Social Determinants Using the Pregnancy Risk Assessment Monitoring System | Christine Rutlen, MD / MPH anticipated May 2019 | University of Arkansas for Medical Science  | Sarah N. O’Connor, MPH | University of Arkansas for Medical Science
April 11 Arkansas Minority Health Commission: Meeting People Where They Are | ShaRhonda J. Love, MPH | Executive Director | Arkansas Minority Health Commission
April 4 Hometown Health Improvement: The Gateway to Healthier Lives and Stronger Communities | Andi Ridgway, MS, RD, LD, CDE | HHI Branch Chief | Taniesha Richardson-Wiley, MPH | HHI, Section Chief | Arkansas Department of Health
March 21 Arkansas Manufactured Food Program || Richard McMullen, Ph.D. | Associate Director for Science | State Environmental Health Director || Phillip Fruechting, R.S. | Public Health Section Chief, II | Wholesale/Manufactured Foods Program || Arkansas Department of Health
March 14 Diabetes Prevention or Wellness Promotion | Appathurai Balamurugan, MD, DrPH, MPH, FAAFP | State Chronic Disease Director | Medical Director, Chronic Disease & Tobacco Branch | Arkansas Department of Health
March 7 Racism, Bias, and Healthcare | Sara G. Tariq, MD, FACP | Professor, Internal Medicine | Assistant Dean, Undergraduate Clinical Education | Medical Director, Center for Clinical Skills Education | University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences
February 14 Social Determinants of Health:  What is CDC’s Approach | José T. Montero, MD, MHCDS | Director, Center for State, Tribal, Local, and Territorial Support, CDC | Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)
February 7 Emergency Medical Services:  Overview & Update | Jon M. Swanson | Executive Director | Metropolitan Emergency Medical Services
January 31 Injection Drug Use in Arkansas: Trends, Consequences, and Prevention | Mike Cima, PhD, MPH | Chief Epidemiologist | Arkansas Department of Health
January 24 Tuberculosis Transmission among United States-born Persons Residing in Southeast Arkansas, 2010 – 2018 | Sarah Labuda, MD, MPH | Epidemic Intelligence Service Officer | Center for Disease Control and Prevention | Arkansas Department of Health
January 17 Ticking Time Bomb: A Hearty New Virus Emerges in Arkansas | Laura K. Rothfeldt, DVM, DACVPM | State Public Health Veterinarian | Arkansas Department of Health | David Paul Theuret Z| Entomologist | Arkansas Department of Health
January 10 The Ongoing Hepatitis A Virus Outbreak in Arkansas and the US, 2017 – present | Dirk Haselow MD, PhD, MS | State Epidemiologist | Medical Director for Outbreak Response | Center for Health Protection | Arkansas Department of Health
2019 Videos End  
November 29 Overview of Methods and Preliminary Results of the Take Control Project to Reduce Uncontrolled Hypertension in the Arkansas Delta | James M. Raczynski, PhD., F.A.H.A. | Professor and Founding Dean | Fay W. Boozman College of Public Health | University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences || Martha M. Phillips, PhD, MPH, MBA | Associate Professor | Fay W. Boozman College of Public Health | University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences
November 15 Challenges and Innovations in the Management of Breast Cancer | Rhonda S. Henry-Tillman., M.D. F.A.C.S. | Muriel Balsam Kohn Chair in Breast Surgical Oncology | Professor of Surgery, College of Medicine | Division Chief, Breast Surgical Oncology | Co-Director of Health Initiative and Disparities Research | Department of Surgery | Winthrop P. Rockefeller Cancer Institute | University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences
November 8 Arkansas’ Unique ACA Medicaid Expansion:  Impact and Evaluation | Joseph W. Thompson, MD, MPH | President & Chief Executive Office, Arkansas for Health Improvement
October 25 From Zika Virus to Cancer: The State of Birth Defects in Arkansas | Wendy N. Nembhard PhD MPH FACE | Chair & Associate Professor, Department of Epidemiology | Fay W. Boozman College of Public Health | University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences
October 18 The St. Louis para-Nitro Aniline Release | John Kind, PhD, CIH, CSP | Principal Toxicologist | Senior Vice President, Health Sciences | CTEH, LLC
October 11 Progress Toward World-wide Polio Eradication | Jennifer Dillaha, MD | Medical Director, Immunizations | Medical Advisor, Health Literacy | Arkansas Department of Health
October 4 The Deadliest Month: October 1918, The Spanish Flu in Rural Arkansas | Sam Taggart, MD | Author, Historian and Retired Family Doctor
September 27 Science, Practice, and Partnerships: Innovative Systems Alignment Strategies for Achieving Health Equity | Renee Boynton-Jarrett, MD, ScD |Associate Professor | Boston University School of Medicine | Boston Medical Center
September 20 Prevention of Firearm-Related Injury | Mary Aitken, MD, MPH | Professor of Pediatrics | University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences | Section Chief, Center for Applied Research and Evaluation | Director, Injury Prevention Center | Arkansas Children’s Hospital
September 13 Meeting People Where They Are: Assessing Heart Disease and Stroke At Barber Shops and Beauty Shops | Michelle R. Smith, PhD, MPH | Director, Office of Minority Health & Health Disparities | Arkansas Department of Health
September 6 The Reality of Antibiotic Resistance In Arkansas | Kelley Garner, MPH, MLS(ASCP)CM | Program Coordinator/Epidemiology Supervisor | Healthcare-Associated Infections Program | Arkansas Department of Health | Gary Wheeler, M.D. | Chief Medical Officer | Arkansas Department of Health
August 30 The Power of Partnerships: Advancing the Goals of the Arkansas Cancer Plan | Trena Mitchell, MA, CNP | Executive Director | Arkansas Cancer Coalition
August 16 Maternal Mortality and Morbidity:  A Call to Action | William W. Greenfield, MD, MBA | Medical Director for Office of Family Health | Arkansas Department of Health | Associate Professor | Obstetrics & Gynecology | University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences
August 9 Emerging Issues and Updates in Immunization | Gary Wheeler, MD, MPS | Chief Medical Officer | Arkansas Department of Health
August 2 CRISIS!  Theory and Practice | Marisha DiCarlo, PhD, MPH | Director, Office of Health Communications | Arkansas Department of Health
July 26 Africa 2018, A Sustained Mission of Hope | Leonard Ntaate Mukasa, MBChB, PhD | Chief Epidemiology Officer/Tuberculosis Program | Arkansas Department of Health
July 19 School Health Coordination and Collaboration Across Agencies | Elizabeth Seftar, RNC, CHNS/CHPS & Kimberly Hooks, RN, BSN, MPH | Office of Local Public Health | Arkansas Department of Health
June 28 Health Literacy 2.0: Keeping up with Healthcare Innovation | Kristie Hadden, PhD | Executive Director of UAMS Center for Health Literacy | University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences
June 21 Sickle Cell Disease in Arkansas: World Sickle Cell Day 2018 | Sarah Labuda, MD, MPH | Epidemic Intelligence Officer | Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
June 14 Retail Food Inspection Baselines: A Foundation for the Future | Richard McMullen, PhD | Associate Director for Science | Center for Local Public Health | State Environmental Health Director | Arkansas Department of Health
June 7 Emerging Products Under Review at FDA: What is IQOS and Should it be Approved? | Pebbles Fagan, PhD, MPH | Director, Center for the Study of Tobacco | Department of Health Behavior and Health Education | Fay W. Boozman College of Public Health | University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences
May 31 How Local Health Initiatives Can Build Communities | Les Walz, MS | County Extension Agent | Staff Chair Cleveland County || Britt Talent | Editor & Publisher of Cleveland County Herald | Founds & Organizer of Arkansas Homesteading Conference || Mark Attwood, MD | Family Physician | Public Health County Health Officer
May 24 Data Mining ER Visits: Profiles, Behavioral Health, Suicide Attempts | William Golden MD, MACP | Professor of Medicine and Public Health | University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences | Medical Director | Medicaid Program | Arkansas Department of Human Services
May 17 Continuity of Operations Planning for Pandemic Influenzas | George Gilbert, Jr., MBA, MA, MS, CEM® | Director, US Army Pacific
May 3 Systemic Lupus Erythematosus | Seth Mark Berney, MD | Professor of Medicine | Chief, Division of Rheumatology | Director, Rheumatology Fellowship Program | University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences
April 26 Crossing the Quality Chasm: A Regional Programs Perspective | Brandie L. Mikesell, MA | Director of Clinical Transformation | University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences
April 19 Ready or Not, We Must Respond: An Overview of the Arkansas Medical Countermeasures Response Framework | Quinyatta Mumford, MPH | Epidemiologist | Arkansas Department of Health
April 12 Special Presentation by US Surgeon General | Jerome M. Adams, MD, MPH | 20th US Surgeon General
April 5 The Delta Omega Public Health Honorary Society Presents:  Exploring the Relationship of Hog Farm Exposure and COPD and Evaluation of a High Utilizers Initiative in a Developing Community Paramedicine Program | Alisha Crump | MPH Student | University of Arkansas Medical Sciences || Jana S. Jacobs, MAEd, NREMT-P, MPH | MPH Student | University of Arkansas Medical Sciences
March 29 Aging and Immunity: The Importance of Vaccines for Older Adults | Jennifer A. Dillaha, MD | Medical Director, Immunizations | Medical Advisor, Health Literacy | Arkansas Department of Health
March 22 Influenza: An Historical Perspective | Joseph Bates, MD, MS | Senior Public Health Advisor to the Director | Arkansas Department of Health
March 15 Closing Gaps and Increasing Health Equity:  Making the Case for Comprehensive Smoke-free Laws and Policies | Cynthia Hallett, MPH | President and CEO | Americans for Nonsmokers’ Rights/ ANR Foundation
March 8 The Wolbachia Story: A Public Health Parable | Nate Smith, MD, MPH | Director and State Health Officer | Arkansas Department of Health
March 1 Antimicrobial Stewardship | Amanda Novack, MD | Assistant Professor of Medicine | Department of Internal Medicine | Division of Infectious Disease | University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences
February 22 A Developmental Approach to Childhood Obesity | Alan Mease, MD | Developmental Behavioral Pediatrician | Medical Director Child & Adolescent Health | Family Health Branch | Arkansas Department of Health
February 15 Training Cosmetology Students in Arkansas to Help Dermatologists Prevent Skin Cancer and Detect Melanomas Earlier | Lori Fischbach, PhD, MPH | Director, PhD Program in Epidemiology | College of Public Health | University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences
February 8 From Broken Bones to Bashed Brains: Raising a Generation of Gladiators Through Youth Football | Austin Porter, DrPH, MPH | Deputy Chief Science Officer | Arkansas Department of Health | Corey Montgomery, MD, MS | Associate Professor, Department of Orthopaedic Surgery | Associate Scientist, Winthrop P. Rockefeller Cancer Institute | University of Arkansas Medical Sciences
February 1 Geospatial Technologies and Public Health: Moving Beyond Mapping | Sean Young, PhD, MA | Assistant Professor | Department of Environmental and Occupational Health | University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences
January 25 Public Health in Arkansas’ Communities Search (PHACS):  A Resource | Martha Phillips, PhD, MPH, MBA | Associate Professor- Epidemiology | Associate Professor- Health Policy and Management | Associate Professor- Health Behavior and Health Education | Co-Director, DrPH Program | Director, Evaluation Services Unit | Director, Office of Public Health Informatics | University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences
January 18 Immunization and Communication:  How to deal with vaccine hesitant and anti-vaccine families in a fact-resistant world | Robert Hopkins Jr, MD | Combined Internal Medicine-Pediatrics Residency Program Director | Department of Internal Medicine and Pediatrics | College of Medicine | University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences
January 11 What We Learned from TB-Free Ebeye 2017:  Important Marshallese Health and Cultural Considerations for Arkansas | Jennifer A. Dillaha, MD | Medical Director, Immunizations |Medical Advisor, Health Literacy | Arkansas Department of Health
January 4 The Evolution of Our Trauma System and Integration with Stroke and STEMI | Appathurai Balamurugan, MD, DrPH, MPH | State Chronic Disease Director & Medical Director | Chronic Disease Prevention and Control Branch | Associate Director for Science | Center for Health Advancement | Arkansas Department of Health | James Bledsoe, MD, FACS | Medical Director, EMS and Trauma | Arkansas Department of Health
2018 Videos End  
December 14 Opportunities for Public Health Engagement with the UAMS Translational Research Institute | Mary Kate Stewart, MD, MPH | Professor, Department of Health Policy and Management | Fay W Boozman College of Public Health | University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences
December 7 Integrating Mental Health Into Primary Care: New Roles for Primary Care Providers | Peter S. Jensen, MD | Professor & Director of Research & Director, PSYCH TLC Program | Child & Adolescent Psychiatry | Department of Psychiatry | University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences
November 30 Progress in the Arkansas Infant Child Death Review Program | Mary Aitken, MD, MPH | Director, Injury Prevention Center | Arkansas Children’s Hospital | Professor with tenure | Department of Pediatrics | College of Medicine | University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences | Adjunct Professor | Department of Health Policy and Management | College of Public Health | University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences
November 16 The Center for Childhood Obesity Prevention and What it is Teaching Us About the Built and School Environments Confronting Arkansas Schoolchildren | Michael Thomsen, PhD, MS | Professor | Department of Agricultural Economics and Agribusiness | University of Arkansas | Judith Weber, PhD, RD | Director | Center for Childhood Obesity Prevention | Arkansas Children’s Research Institute
November 9 A New Paradigm in the Treatment of Diabetes | Samuel Eugene Bledsoe, MD, FACS FASMBS | Bariatric Medical Director | Bariatric & Metabolic Institute | Arkansas Heart Hospital
November 2 Gulf Exposures Beach Exposure And Child HEalth Study (BEACHES) | Alesia Ferguson, PhD, MS, MPH | Associate Professor | Department of Environment and Occupational Health | College of Public Health | University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences
October 12 The Epidemiology and Science of ACEs for Adults and Children | Christina Bethell, PhD, MBA, MPH | Professor & Founding Director | Department of Population, Family and Reproductive Health | The Child and Adolescent Health Measurement Initiative | Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health
October 5 New methods in molecular microbiology for faster results…The Microbiology Renaissance | Eric Rosenbaum, MD, MPH, FCAP | Medical Director, Clinical Microbiology Laboratory | University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences
September 28  Communicating for Behavior Change | Marisha DiCarlo, PhD, MPH | Director, Office of Health Communications | Arkansas Department of Health
September 7 Stillbirths: The Public Health Challenge of the 21st Century | Wendy N. Nembhard, PhD, MPH, FACE | Chairperson, Department of Epidemiology | Fay Boozman College of Public Health | University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences
August 24 A New National Pediatric Initiative: Environmental Influences of Child Health Outcomes | Charlotte Hobbs, MD, PhD | Executive Associate Dean | Clinical and Translation Research | College of Medicine | University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences
August 17 The Impact of Climate Damage on Children | J. Gary Wheeler, MD, MPS | Chief Medical Officer | Arkansas Department of Health
August 10 Health Literacy’s Impact on Health Policy & Public Health Initiatives | Christopher Trudeau, JD | Associate Professor | Center for Health Literacy | University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences | Associate Professor of Law | Bowen School of Law | University of Arkansas at Little Rock
August 3 A Sensible Solution to the Opioid Epidemic | Robert Brech, JD | General Counsel | Arkansas Department of Health
July 27 Community Water Fluoridation | Lindy Bollen, Jr., DDS | Director, Office of Oral Health | Arkansas Department of Health
July 20 Population Health Management and Hepatitis C: The Arkansas Experience | Creshelle R. Nash, MD, MPH | Medical Director | Arkansas Blue Cross Blue Shield
July 6 The Arkansas Prescription Monitoring Program:  The Opioid Crisis in Arkansas | Denise Robertson, P.D. | Arkansas Prescription Monitoring Program Administrator | Arkansas Department of Health | Jonathan Aram, B.A., M.P.H. Student | Epidemiologist | Prescription Monitoring Program | Arkansas Department of Health
June 29 A Check Up on Unplanned Pregnancy –Trends, Innovations, and Next Steps | Andrea Kane, MPA, BA | Vice President for Policy and Strategic Partnerships | The National Campaign to Prevent Teen and Unplanned Pregnancy | Washington, DC
June 22 Effects of Nicotine and TSNA’s from E-Cigarettes on Pregnant Women & SULT1A1 and its Biomarker Capabilities | Melissa Clemens, MPH, MLS | University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences | Shelbie Stahr, MPH | University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences
June 15 O.R.H.P.C.: The Hidden Gem of ADH | LaTonya Bynum, MPH, CHES® | Rural Health Senior Analyst | Office of Rural Health and Primary Care (ORHPC) | Hospital Discharge Data System Programs | Arkansas Department of Health
July 13 Is Exclusive Breastfeeding the Problem? | Marsha Walker, RN, IBCLC | Executive Director | National Alliance for Breastfeeding Advocacy (REAL)
June 1 SISTERS & BROTHERS UNITED: Utilizing African American Sororities and Fraternities to reduce infant mortality | Michelle Smith, PhD, MPH | Director | Office of Minority Health & Health Disparities | Arkansas Department of Health
May 25 Does Arkansas Have Lyme Disease? | Susan Weinstein, DVM, MPH | State Public Health Veterinarian | Section Chief Zoonotic Diseases | Arkansas Department of Health
May 18 The Body Clock: Biological Rhythms and Their Impact on Health | E. Robert Burns, PhD | Professor, Department of Neurobiology and Developmental Sciences | Professor, Division of Interdisciplinary Toxicology, Department of Pharmacology | College of Medicine | University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences
May 4 Healthcare-Associated Infections and Antimicrobial Stewardship Public Health Activities in Arkansas | Naveen Patil, MD, MHSA, MA, FIDSA | Medical Director, Infectious Diseases Branch | Arkansas Department of Health | Kelley Garner, MPH MLS (ASCP)CM | Program Coordinator/Epidemiologist | Healthcare-Associated Infections Program | Epidemiology Branch | Arkansas Department of Health
April 27 Health of Seniors in Arkansas: Nuances of Risk Factor Reduction | Health of Seniors in Arkansas: Nuances of Risk Factor Reduction | Jeanne Wei, MD, PhD | Professor and Interim Chairman | Donald W. Reynolds Department of Geriatrics | Executive Director |Donald W. Reynolds Institute on Aging | The Jackson T. Stephens Chair in Geriatrics | RIOA and DWR Department of Geriatrics | Attending Physician | University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences
April 13 Federalism, Flexibility, and Fantasy in Health and Healthcare | Joseph W. Thompson, MD, MPH | President & Chief Executive Officer  Arkansas Center for Health Improvement | Professor | Division of Center for Applied Research and Evaluation | Department of Pediatrics | College of Medicine | University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences | Arkansas Children’s Hospital
April 6 Relationships and Resilience: Developmental Neurobiology of Emotions | Alan Mease, MD | Developmental Behavioral Pediatrician | Medical Director Child & Adolescent Health | Family Health Branch | Arkansas Department of Health
March 30 Vape Shop Manufacturers and Distributors: What We Can Learn from Observational Studies | Pebbles Fagan, PhD, MPH | Professor | Director, Center for the Study of Tobacco | Department of Health Behavior and Health Education | Fay W. Boozman College of Public Health | University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences
March 23 Rwanda; Cry Not Beloved Country | Leonard Ntaate Mukasa MBChB PhD MS MPH | Chief Epidemiology Officer | Tuberculosis Control Program | Arkansas Department of Health
March 16 I Don’t Know What’s Wrong with These Two letters: TB, Stigma, and Structural Violence among the Marshallese Population of Northwest Arkansas | Caleb Klipowicz, MAAA | Applied Medical Anthropologist | University of Memphis
March 9 Factors affecting Prostate Cancer Aggressiveness: Lesson Learned from a Population-based Study in Two Southern States | L. Joseph Su, PhD, MPH | Co-Director, Cancer Control and Population Sciences | Winthrop R. Rockefeller Cancer Institute | Professor | Fay W. Boozman College of Public Health | University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences
March 2 What Do Students of Healthcare Economics Know about Health Care Reform? | J. Mick Tilford, PhD | Professor and Chair | Department of Health Policy and Management | Fay W. Boozman College of Public Health | University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences
February 23 Ethics Enlarged: Moral Considerations in State Responses to Obesity | D. Micah Hester, PhD | Chief, Division of Humanities University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences | Clinical Ethicist |Arkansas Children’s Hospital
February 16 Long-term Water Quality from a Broiler Litter Amended Pasture Soil | Richard McMullen, PhD | Soil Conservationist | United States Department of Agriculture | Natural Resources Conservation Services
February 9 The Supreme Court and Public Health: 2017 and Beyond | Kevin Ryan, JD, MA | Associate Professor | Department of Policy and Management | Associate Dean of Professional Programs | Co-Director DrPH Program | Fay W. Boozman College of Public Health | University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences | Faculty | William H. Bowen School of Law | University of Arkansas at Little Rock
February 2 HAHA! Healthy Active (Happy) Arkansas! What’s FUN got to do with it? | Namvar Zohoori, MD, MPH, PhD | Deputy Chief Science Officer | Arkansas Department of Health | Associate Professor | Department of Epidemiology | University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences
January 26 New Trends in Population Health Measurement and Data Transparency | William Golden MD, MACP | Professor of Medicine and Public Health | University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences | Medical Director | Arkansas DHS/ Medicaid
January 19 Vaccines for Preventing and Treating Human Papillomavirus Infection: Is It Really Possible? | Jennifer Dillaha, MD | Medical Director, Immunizations | Arkansas Department of Health | Mayumi Nakagawa, MD, PhD | Professor of Pathology, College of Medicine | University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences
January 12 Update on Mumps and Current Status of Outbreak in NW Arkansas | Dirk Haselow, MD, PhD, MS | State Epidemiologist | Outbreak Response Medical Director | Arkansas Department of Health
January 5 A Systems Approach to Chronic Disease Prevention & Control | Appathurai Balamurugan, MD, DrPH, MPH | State Chronic Disease Director | Medical Director/Associate Director of Science | Chronic Disease Branch/Center for Health Advancement | Arkansas Department of Health
2017 Videos End  

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