Lecture Series 2020 Schedule

Schedule and Information


 Now Online: Register at: https://umontana.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZwkfuusrjIok-IYuzFSj6DpjXCpr9pCLA

The Global Public Health Spring 2020 lecture series, co-sponsored by UM's Institute of Health & Humanities and UM's Global Public Health minor is now online. Open to the public, free, & available for 1 credit to UM Students.     

The Series features health care professionals talking about their experience and insights while working to improve public health globally. The full series is available for one credit (PSCI 191) through UM. Lectures are in room #122 of the Gallagher Business Building at the University of Montana. All talks are free and open to the Public! 





January 15

Brian D. Sippy, MD, PhD, Ophthalmologist, Vitreo-Retina Surgeon, iCare Consulting PLLC

Lori Aleksic, DDS, Twin Cranes Dental Group

 “Health Inequities in Plain Sight: Our Teeth & Eyes”--Panel hosted by Institute for Health and Humanities


 GBB #122, 6:30 pm

January 22




D'Shane Barnett, MS, Executive Director, Missoula Urban Indian Health Center


“The Role of Traditional Medicine &Ceremony in Modern Healthcare Delivery to Urban & Reservation-based American Indian Communities”


GBB #122, 6:30 pm

January 29




Ryan Tolleson Knee, PhD, Executive Director, Center for Children, Families, & Workforce Development, Research Prof UM School of Social Work

"Technology’s Growing Impact on Traditional Health Systems"


GBB #122, 6:30 pm

February 5




John B Miller, MD, MPH, Volunteer Doctor, Kakumbi Rural Health Centre, Mfuwe, Zambia

“Public Health in Zambia- Strategies & Challenges Addressing the Leading Causes of Death”


 GBB #122, 6:30 pm

February 12




Daniel W Hash, DMD, COL, 807th Medical Command, US Army Reserves

“Winning Wars Without Firing a Shot!”


 GBB #122, 6:30 pm


February 20




Sue Furey, M Ed Special Education, Retired teacher from MISSOULA County Public Schools, Recreation therapist

“Sabbatical in Serbia; Comparisons & Differences Between Health, Education & Welfare in Serbia & the US”


 GBB #122, 6:30 pm

February 26




Bonnie Medlin, MPH Candidate, University of Montana

"Public Health Initiatives Empower Women in Rural Morocco"

 GBB #122, 6:30 pm

March 4



Natalie Dial, DrPH Candidate, London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine

“From a Syringe Exchange in MT to Leishmaniasis in India: A Native Missoulian's Traverse Across Global Health Research, Policy, & Academia"

GBB #122, 6:30 pm

March 11




Allison Young, MD, FAAP

Sarah Holexa, MD, MEd, FAAP;

Chelsea Bodnar, MD, MPhil, FAAP


“Innovating for High Quality Pediatric Care in Remote Settings"”


GBB #122, 6:30 pm

March 25



Sophia Friedl, MPH, Professional Staff Member, Senate Committee on Veterans' Affairs, Senator Jon Tester (D-MT)

“Mental Health in the 21st Century: Reshaping the Conversation”




April 1





Adam Bush, BA & Sarah Huntting, BS

“Challenges of Peace Corps in the Modern Age”

 Online: https://umontana.zoom.us/j/889924092

April 8




Kerry Pride DVM, MPH, DACVPM, Public Health Veterinarian, Montana Dept. of Public Health & Human Services


"M2H Mongolia"

Online: https://umontana.zoom.us/j/889924092

 April 15

Julie DeSoto, MPA, MPH Candidate, Program Manager, Health, World Vision

“PEPFAR's DREAMS Initiative to Reach the Tipping Point for HIV-Prevention Among Young Women in Africa: A Case Study from Uganda”

Online: https://umontana.zoom.us/j/889924092

April 22




Samantha Twiggs, MPA/MCJ Candidate, Analyst, Analytic Services (ANSER)

“Crisis Competency”


Online: https://umontana.zoom.us/j/889924092

April 29




Annē Linn, MPH Malaria Technical Advisor, President's Malaria Initiative, USAID Bureau for African

Driving Down Malaria through Proactive Community Case Management"

Online: https://umontana.zoom.us/j/889924092

May 6th

Josh Christensen, MD, Infectious Diseases, Providence Health & Services St Patrick Hospital, Missoula MT, and Medical Director of the Care and Isolation Unit at St Patrick Hospital

“COVID-19:  The Most Important Pandemic in a Century From a Clinician’s Perspective"

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