Practice and Research Seminar Series

On the first Wednesday of every month from 12pm-1pm, the Center for Public Health will hold monthly “Practice and Research” virtual seminars.


Join a community of public health leaders

Are you interested in presenting at a Practice and Research Seminar? Or know a public health leader you would like to nominate to speak?

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What are the Center for Public Health Practice and Research Seminars?

Center for Public Health Senior Fellows and other University leaders will present on timely and critical public health topics to the larger Center for Public Health network, including community partners and key stakeholders. The seminar format will include a brief presentation from a featured speaker, followed by a Q&A forum. Participants will discuss current public health challenges, new developments in the field, and best practices in practice and research.

The monthly “P and R” seminar is designed to serve as a dedicated space to bring together interdisciplinary public health senior leaders across the University, and ultimately advance collaboration and innovation in public health. We’re very excited about continuing to grow a virtual community of public health leaders at Penn.

Upcoming P&R Speaker Line Up

DateOctober 4th, 2023SpeakerAmy Hillier, PhD, MSWTopicGender-affirming care for kids
DateNovember 1st, 2023SpeakerBrianna Parsons, VMD, MSEdTopicLivestock in Global and Planetary Health
DateDecember 6, 2023SpeakerAkira Drake Rodriguez, MPA, PhDTopicSafe and healthy school facilities in Philadelphia
DateJanuary 10th, 2024SpeakerSeul Ki Choi, PhD, MPHTopicDigital health interventions to promote LGBTQ+ health equity
DateFebruary 7th, 2024SpeakerDesmond Patton, PhD, MSWTopicTBD