Past Webinars

– Homelessness & Public Health –

The University of Georgia College of Public Health hosted its inaugural UGA Public Health Engage Seminar focused on Homelessness & Public Health on Wednesday, April 5.

During the virtual session, our invited panel of experts discussed the prevalence of homelessness in Georgia, barriers to providing care to this population, and the important roles that trust and empathy play in this work.

Panelists included:

  • Michael Bien, MPH, Monitoring & Evaluation Manager, CDC Foundation
  • John Morris, THRIVE Community Programs Team Leader, Advantage Behavioral Health Services, & Chair, Athens Homeless Coalition
  • Kimberly Skobba, Ph.D., Meigs Professor of Housing Management and Policy in the UGA College of Family & Consumer Sciences & Director of the UGA Center for Housing and Community Research
  • Moderator: Heather Padilla, Ph.D., Assistant Professor, UGA College of Public Health
– Health Equity Pre- and Post- COVID-19 –

The College hosted its second UGA Public Health Engage Seminar focused on data modernization and healthy equity on Wednesday, August 23. Presenter and UGA alum Jay Morris (BSHP ’16) discussed how the COVID-19 shined a light on how our current systems of data collection and analysis can exacerbate health inequities – and how data modernization practices can reduce bias and build trust in public health.

Jay Morris is a public health professional with years of experience in health equity, data analytics, program planning and implementation, natural language processing, machine learning, and research and evaluation. He recently completed a Data Analytics Research Fellowship with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and is soon to begin an Evaluation Fellowship.

UGA Public Health is committed to providing continuing professional education to our public health workforce. In addition to the annual State of the Public’s Health conference, this seminar is the first in a series of virtual learning opportunities we plan to provide to our SOPH community between conferences.