The purpose of the seminar series is to develop the fellows' leadership skills by exposing them to the key leaders from both private and public sectors. The series focuses on public health practice and public policy, with a specific focus on minority health policy. The seminar series is offered as a course within the Department of Social and Behavioral Sciences entitled “Leadership in Minority Health Policy” (SBS 296) in the fall. The participants include the fellows, students from the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health, and other Harvard graduate schools.
The sessions explore the public policy issues impacting the health status of minority and disadvantaged populations, with special emphasis on problem identification, policy formation, and development of leadership skills in the area of public health practice and policy. The Fellows and other attendees engage with both faculty members at Harvard and key minority health policy leaders from the public and private sectors. A major focus is to provide the participants with a variety of leadership styles and career development strategies.
Recent Seminar Speakers
Audra Meadows, M.D., M.P.H.
OBGYN, University of California, San Diego School of Medicine
John McDonough, DrPH, MPA
Professor of the Practice of Public Health
Director of Executive and Continuing Professional Education
Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health
Roderick King, M.D., M.P.H.
Senior Vice President, Chief Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Officer, University of Maryland Medical System, Baltimore, MD
Harriet Washington, MA
Lecturer in Bioethics. Columbia University
Kimberly Chang, MD, MPH
Family Physician, Director of Human Trafficking and Healthcare Policy, Asian Health Services
Commissioner, President’s Advisory Commission on Asian Americans, Native Hawaiians, & Pacific Islanders
Christina Rosenthal, D.D.S., M.P.H.
Founder and President, The 516 Foundation; Memphis, TN
James Corbett, J.D., M.Div.
Principal, Initium Health, Denver, CO
LaQuandra S. Nesbitt, MD, MPH
Bicentennial Endowed Professor of Medicine and Health Sciences and Executive Director of the Center for Population Health Sciences and Health Equity, The George Washington University School of Medicine and Health Sciences
Manny Lopes, MBA
Executive Vice President of Public Markets and Government Relations
Blue Cross Blue Shield of Massachusetts
Joel Teitelbaum, JD, LLM
Associate Professor of Health Policy and of Law;
Director, Hirsh Health Law and Policy Program;
Co-Director, National Center for Medical-Legal Partnership, The George Washington University
Aswita Tan-McGrory, MBA, MSPH
Director, the Disparities Solutions Center, Mass General Hospital
Director, Equity in Care Implementation, Mass General Hospital
Administrative Director of Research, the Department of Medicine, Mass General Hospital
Adjunct Faculty, Northeastern University
Claude-Alix Jacob, MPH
Director, San Antonio Metropolitan Health District
James O’Connell, MD
Boston Health Care for the Homeless
Kameron Leigh Matthews MD, JD, FAAFP
Chief Health Officer
Donna Galbreath, MD
Senior Medical Director of Quality Assurance, Southcentral Foundation
Jennifer Potter, MD
Director, LGBT Population Health Program; Ch-Chair of the Fenway Institute, Fenway Health
Aranthan S. Jones, II, MPH
Senior Vice President, Global Communications and Public Affairs