Grand Rounds Series

The 2022 - 2023 Grand Rounds on the Future of Public Health speaker series will engage our community in conversations about public health as a public good. The country’s COVID-19 response made clear the critical importance of rethinking the role of public health within our society. Reflecting on the deficiencies of the existing system, this year’s focus will feature discussions on equity, the healthy lifespan, how we translate science into the right solutions in the public health system, economic policy, and more.

Grand Rounds was initiated in 2008 at the Columbia Mailman School of Public Health to create an intellectual space within which to explore national and global public health challenges and the innovative approaches needed to transform the public’s health in the 21st century. 

All events will be hybrid and open to the public. All in-person participants are required to have their primary series and one booster dose of COVID-19 vaccines. Visitors should be prepared to show proof of vaccination while on campus.

We value inclusion and access for all participants and are pleased to provide reasonable accommodations for individuals with disabilities.  If you need a reasonable accommodation to attend this event, please contact Disability Services at disability [at] columbia.edu or via phone 212-854-2388. All requests should be made at least 10 days in advance. We will attempt to fulfill requests made after this date, but cannot guarantee they will be met.

For questions, please message public_health_events [at] cumc.columbia.edu.

Contributing to the Public’s Good:
Foundational, Core and Local Public Health Services

Wednesday, November 30, 2022
4:00 - 5:00 p.m. (seminar) 5:00 - 6:00 p.m. (reception) 
Registration Required 

Hybrid Event: 
Allan Rosenfield Building, 722 W. 168th Street, 8th Floor Auditorium
Zoom Webinar

Kaye Bender, PhD, RN, FAAN
Executive Director, MS Public Health Association
and President, American Public Health Association

 

 

Virginia A. Caine, MD
Director and Chief Medical Officer,
Marion County Public Health Department


 

Judith A. Monroe, MD
President and CEO, CDC Foundation

 

 

 

Michael Sparer, JD, PhD (moderator)
Chair and Professor, Health Policy and Management
at Columbia Mailman School of Public Health

 

 

 

2022-2023 Events

 

Previous Events

Delivering Science in our Public Health System

September 14, 2022 

The kickoff conversation examined how science is delivered in the medical and public health systems. Our faculty experts discussed how breast cancer prevention, chronic disease, and the health impacts of climate change could be deployed through each system to improve the public’s health.

Sandra Albrecht, PhD
Assistant Professor, Epidemiology
Mailman School of Public Health

Jasmine McDonald, PhD
Assistant Professor, Epidemiology
Mailman School of Public Health

Cecilia Sorensen, MD
Associate Professor
Environmental Health Sciences at the Columbia University Medical Center

Linda P. Fried, MD, MPH (moderator)
Dean, Columbia Mailman School of Public Health
DeLamar Professor of Public Health Practice
Professor, Epidemiology and Medicine
Senior Vice President, Columbia University Medical Center

building public health equity 

Co-hosted by the Columbia University Epidemiology Grand Rounds (CUEGR) 

October 19, 2022 

This event was co-hosted by the Columbia University Epidemiology Grand Rounds (CUEGR) and Special Seminar series. 


Thomas A. LaVeist, PhD
Dean and Weatherhead Presidential Chair in Health Equity
Tulane University School of Public Health & Tropical Medicine
Executive Producer and Writer of "The Skin You're In"

Jasmine McDonald, PhD (introduction) ​
Assistant Professor, Epidemiology​
Assistant Director, Cancer Research, Training, and Education Core (CRTEC)​
Co-Director, Y.E.S. in THE HEIGHTS

Linda P. Fried, MD, MPH (moderator)
Dean, Columbia Mailman School of Public Health
DeLamar Professor of Public Health Practice
Professor, Epidemiology and Medicine
Senior Vice President, Columbia University Medical Center