Elmhurst University to Host Webinar on the Many Facets of Public Health

February 23, 2022 | by the Office of Marketing and Communications

Public health is about more than pandemics and epidemiology. Public health professionals are on the front lines of preventing gun violence, cleaning the air and water, and making workplaces safer. They bring fresh approaches to persistent problems.

On March 8, Molly Tran, who leads Elmhurst University’s undergraduate and graduate programs in public health, will present the free, hourlong webinar “More Than Epidemiology: The Many Facets of Public Health.”

Tran will explore the wide array of challenges public health professionals address every day, and discuss how Elmhurst’s public health program is preparing students to lead with innovation. During the webinar, participants will learn:

  • The various facets that make up the field of public health
  • The social determinants of health and their impacts on people’s lives
  • The biggest public health issues we are facing today aside from the pandemic, including an increasing focus on mental health
  • Tools for public health transformation and innovation, including policy, social norms, laws and engineering
  • Career opportunities in public health and how these professionals join forces to improve population health

The webinar will conclude with a Q&A session for participants.

Tran has worked extensively in the public health field as an instructor, researcher and physician. Besides leading the public health programs at Elmhurst, she also is an assistant professor in the Department of Nursing and Health Sciences, Before coming to Elmhurst, she taught most recently at the Colorado School of Public Health.

“More Than Epidemiology: The Many Facets of Public Health” will begin at 11:30 a.m. CT on Tuesday, March 8. The webinar is free and open to the public, but registration is required to obtain the access link. Register at elmhurst.edu/mph-webinar. The webinar is hosted by the Office of Admission at Elmhurst University.

For more information on the public health programs at Elmhurst University, visit elmhurst.edu/publichealth.

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