Public Health Symposium


Health and Human Rights: Reframing the Public Health Agenda

UM SPH 2010 All-School Symposium
Rackham Auditorium, 915 East Washington St., and UM SPH, Ann Arbor, MI 48109

Monday, October 4, 2010
PLENARY SESSION (Rackham Auditorium)
8:00 Registration and continental breakfast
8:45 Welcome (VIDEO) Siobán D. Harlow, Ph.D., program chair and moderator, Professor of Epidemiology, School of Public Health, University of Michigan
9:00 Health and Human Rights: Concepts, Practices and Impacts (VIDEO) Sofia Gruskin, J.D., M.I.A., Associate Professor on Health and Human Rights, Director, Program on International Health and Human Rights, Department of Global Health and Population, Harvard School of Public Health
9:30 Applying Public Health Methods in Human Rights Investigations (VIDEO) Eric Stover, Faculty Director, Human Rights Center, University of California, Berkeley
10:00 Statistical Methods and Human Rights (VIDEO) Fritz Scheuren, Ph.D., Vice-President for Statistics at the National Opinion Research Center, past-President of the American Statistical Association, statistical consultant for the Human Rights Data Analysis Group
10:30 Panel discussion with questions from SPH students to Gruskin, Stover, and Scheuren (VIDEO)
10:45 Break
Panel Session

The Quest for Environmental Justice: Human Rights and the Politics of Pollution (VIDEO)

Robert D. Bullard, Ph.D., Ware Distinguished Professor of Sociology and Director of the Environmental Justice Resource Center, Clark Atlanta University
  The Politics of Sex, Rights, and Freedom in Contemporary Anti-Trafficking Campaigns (VIDEO) Elizabeth Bernstein, Ph.D., Assistant Professor of Sociology, Columbia University
  Lock 'Em Up: Mass Incarcerations, Health and Human Rights (VIDEO) Josiah D. Rich, M.D., M.P.H., Professor of Medicine and Community Health, Brown University Medical School; Director, The Center for Prisoner Health and Human Rights, The Miriam Hospital
11:45 Panel discussion with questions from SPH students to Bullard, Bernstein, and Rich (VIDEO)
12:30 - 2:00
LUNCHEON THEMATIC PANELS (School of Public Health)
  Public health specialists working in low or middle income countries -Peter Donkor, Pro Vice Chancellor, Kwame Nkrumah University for Science & Technology (KNUST)
-Said Shunnaq, Royale Medical Services of Jordan
  UM-SPH alumni speaking on their global health careers -Joel Lamstein, President, John Snow, Inc.
-Rohan Jeremiah, Post Doc, UMSPH HBHE
  Public health specialists working in immigrant and low resource communities in the U.S. -Angela Reyes, Director, Detroit Hispanic Development Corporation
-A representative from ACCESS (Arab Community center for Economic & Social Services)