Dean's Grand Rounds


October 2023

Topic: Interventions Related to HIV from a US and Global Perspective

Dean's Grand Rounds - Headshots of Speakers

Date and Time: Friday, October 27, 2023. 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
Organizer: School of Public Health
Venue: Ball Hall, E.C. - 124
Guest Speakers:
  • Dr. Latrice Pichon, Moderator UOFM SPH | SBS Professor
  • Dr. Michelle Taylor, Memphis | Director and Health Officer, Shelby County Health Department. HIV Early Intervention Service
  • Dr. Derek Dangerfield, Maryland/DC Area | Prevention Scientist with expertise in HIV/STI prevention, social and behavioral science, and lifecourse theoretical approaches
  • Dr. Denis Nash, New York | Distinguished Professor, Executive Director, CUNY Institute for Implementation Science in Population Health. Former Director of HIV/AIDS Surveillance at the New York City Department of Health


September 2023

Topic: Public Health Opportunities and Challenges

Dean's Grand Rounds - Speaker Dr. Laura Magaña

Date and Time: Friday, September 22, 2023. 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
Organizer: School of Public Health
Venue: University Center - Room 350
Guest Speaker: Dr. Laura Magaña
About Dr. Laura Magaña: Dr. Laura Magaña is President and CEO of the Association of Schools and Programs of Public Health (ASPPH). She is also the founding President of the Global Network for Academic Public Health (GNAPH), an alliance of seven regional associations representing schools and programs of public health worldwide. Under her leadership, ASPPH has continued to advance academic public health ...

April 2023

Topic: Priorities and Activities of the Shelby County Health Department

Dean's Grand Rounds - Speaker Dr. Michelle Taylor

Date and Time: Thursday, April 27, 2023. 11 AM - 12:30 PM
Organizer: School of Public Health
Venue: University Center - Room 342
Guest Speaker: Dr. Michelle Taylor
About Dr. Michelle Taylor: Dr. Michelle Taylor is Director and Health Officer for Shelby County Health Department (SCHD) and a Lt Col in the TN Air National Guard.  She is a licensed Pediatrician with a MD from East Tennessee State University, a MS in Epidemiology from the University of Tennessee Health Science Center, a DrPH in Maternal and Child Health from Johns Hopkins, and a MPA in Minority Health Policy from Harvard University. ...

March 2023

Topic: Sickle Cell Anemia: Through the Lens of a Physician, Public Health, and a Parent

Dean's Grand Rounds - Speaker Dr. Tobi Amosun

Date and Time: Wednesday, March 22, 2023. 1 PM - 2 PM
Organizer: School of Public Health
Venue: FedEx Institute of Technology, Methodist Presentation Theatre
Guest Speaker: Dr. Tobi Amosun
About Dr. Tobi Amosun: Dr. Tobi Adeyeye Amosun, MD, FAAP, is Assistant Commissioner at the Tennessee Department of Health, and the Director of the Division of Family Health and Wellness. She previously served as medical director for the largest pediatric practice in Tennessee, a bilingual clinic where she still sees patients every week. She graduated with honors from Vanderbilt University with ...