USciences Prof Moderates Healthiest Nation Town Hall with U.S. Surgeon General

By Brian Kirschner

The American Public Health Association (APHA) celebrated Public Health Student Day by hosting a Google Hangout featuring U.S. Surgeon General Vivek Murthy on April 8. The Hangout was an opportunity for students from around the country to chat with the nation’s top doc and brainstorm ways to improve the health of our country.

APHA Student Assembly Chair Suparna Navale, a doctoral student at the Kent State University Department of Epidemiology and Biostatistics, provided opening remarks, and Assistant Professor of Health Policy and Public Health Tamar Klaiman, PhD, MPH, and former APHA Student Assembly Chair, moderated the discussion which was viewed by 170 people live and an so far has accumulated additional 375 views on YouTube.

"This was a great opportunity for public health students to interact with the Surgeon General in a more intimate setting where their concerns about the future of public health could be addressed," said. Dr. Klaiman.

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