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Symposium, 10/22: Social Work and the Health of Populations

Thursday, September 19, 2019

Tuesday, October 22, 2019
3:00–5:30 p.m. (Doors open 2:30 p.m.)
Boston University Photonics Center, Colloquium Room
8 St. Mary’s Street, Boston

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Cohosted with the Boston University School of Public Health.

Social work and public health are both centrally concerned with the social determinants of health. This half-day symposium will explore how, together, social work and public health can improve population health, from individual-level to systemic change. We aim to generate ideas for future collaboration in scholarship, policy, and practice.

2.5 free social work CEUs available. 



3:00 p.m. – 3:15 p.m.

Jorge Delva, Dean, Boston University School of Social Work and Director and Paul Farmer Professor, Center for Innovation in Social Work & Health

Sandro Galea, Dean and Robert A. Knox Professor, Boston University School of Public Health

3:15 p.m. – 3:45 p.m.

Charles E. Lewis, Jr., President, Congressional Research Institute for Social Work and Policy

3:45 p.m. – 5:30 p.m.

Community Health
Linda Sprague Martinez, Associate Professor, Boston University School of Social Work

Health Care
Jennifer Valenzuela, Principal of Equity and People, Health Leads (SSW ’00, SPH ’01)

Global Health
Fernando Ona, Clinical Associate Professor of Public Health and Community Medicine, Tufts University and Clinician, Boston Center for Refugee Health and Human Rights, Boston Medical Center (CAS ’92, SSW ’15)

Heidi Allen, Associate Professor, Columbia University School of Social Work

Educating Social Workers for Public Health
Betty Ruth, Clinical Professor and Director, MSW/MPH Program, Boston University School of Social Work (SSW ’84, SPH ’85)

Moderator: Harold Cox, Associate Dean for Public Health Practice and Associate Professor of Community Health Sciences, Boston University School of Public Health