Lecture Series 2020 Schedule

Schedule and Information





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


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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”


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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"


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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”


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February 12




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

“Winning Wars Without Firing a Shot!”


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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”


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February 26




Bonnie Medlin, MPH Candidate, University of Montana

"Public Health Initiatives Empower Women in Rural Morocco"

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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"

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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"”


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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”


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April 1




Round Table & Reception hosted by IHH & Humanities Institute


"Far From Home: Understanding Refugee Health in Missoula”


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April 8




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”

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 April 15

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

 "M2H Mongolia"


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April 22




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

“Crisis Competency”


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April 29




Dexter Tiff Roberts, Award-winning writer & speaker on China, Author “The Myth of Chinese Capitalism,” St. Martin’s Press, 2020, Fellow at the Mansfield Center, UM

“In the Factories and Fields: China’s Migrant Workers' Health Challenges”


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April 29

Celebration Event

After the Tiff Roberts lecture

Global Public Health Minor hosts an open reception at the President's Room in Brantly Hall. Refreshments will be served.

7:30 PM-8:30 PM.