Lecture Series

Past Lectures


August 22, 2019 
Kofi Essel, MD, MPH, FAAP
"Welcome Back Potluck! Community Urban Health Student Lessons from Summer"


September 20, 2018
Kofi Essel, MD, MPH, FAAP
"Exploring Food Insecurity in the Clinical Settings - How to Screen & Intervene Today"

October 11, 2018
Ed Lazere
"Health & Housing: Exploring the Housing Crisis in DC"

November 27, 2018
Kelli Vos, MSPH, and Lisa Anderson
"Social Media & Public Health Marketing in Community Health - Case Study: FNV Campaign"

January 15, 2019
Kofi Essel, MD, MPH, and Seema Kakar, MD
"Caring with Compassion - Case Studies Exploring Social Determinants of Health"

February 22, 2019
Kofi Essel, MD, MPH
"An Exploration of Community Needs Assessments"

March 19, 2019
Kofi Essel, MD, MPH, Lalit Narayan, MD, Seema Kakar, MD, and Lawrence Deyton, MD
"Community Service Learning (CSL) Reflections"

April 23, 2019
Sanjeev Sriram, MD, MPH
"All Means ALL: Racial Justice in Health Policy"



August 25, 2017
Kofi Essel, MD, MPH
"Case Studies in Community Health - Strengthening Community/Clinical Ties"

September 21, 2017
Alyia S.P. Gaskins, MPH
"Investing Upstream: Roles for Hospitals in the Community Investment System"

October 12, 2017
Kamillah Wood, MD, MPH, FAAP
"Moving Upstream - Investing in the Social Determinants of Health to Improve Outcomes"

November 16, 2017
Newton Kendig, MD
"Critical Importance of Addressing Health Needs in Criminal Justice Populations to Advance Healthcare"

January 30, 2018
Kofi Essel, MD, MPH
"Social Determinants & Community Health - An Interactive Discussion"

February 20, 2018
LaQuandra Nesbitt, MD, MPH
"Community Health Lessons Learned from the Director of the Department of Health"

April 12, 2018
Leornard Friedman, PhD, MPH
"Leadership Skills for a Physician in Community/Population Health"

April 24, 2018
Olga Price, PhD
"Building Community at the Intersection of Health & Learning"

May 1, 2018
Peter LaPuma, PhD
"Environmental Health & Community/Population Health"


August 22, 2016
Karla Bartholomew, PhD, JD, MPH, PA
"Community Health Across Cultures"

September 12, 2016
Tiana Garrett, PhD, MPH
"Zika and Community Health"

October 13, 2016
Lawrence Deyton, MD, Karla Bartholomew, PhD, JD, MPH, MPA, and Jill Catalanotti, MD
"Case Studies in Community Health"

November 14, 2016
Danielle Dooley, MD, and Lanre Falusi, MD
"Immigrant Health in Washington, DC"

January 23, 2017
Jill Catalanotti, MD, MPH, FACP
"Introduction to Community Health"

February 13, 2017
Karla Bartholomew, PhD, JD, MPH, PA
"Evidence-Based Practice in Community Health"

March 20, 2017
Joel Teitelbaum, JD, LLM
"Medical-Legal Partnerships"

April 27, 2017
Carrie Stoltzfus
“Food Security as a Determinant of Health”



November 10, 2015
Sir Michael Marmot, MBBS, M.P.H, Ph.D., FRCP, FFPHM
"The Health Gap - The Challenge of an Unequal World"

November 16, 2015
Lisa Alexander, MD
"Community-based Simulation Event"

January 14, 2016
Joe Greer, MD
"Why It's Up to You to Save the World"

February 10, 2016
Joel Teitelbaum and Ellen Lawton
"Legal Needs and Health / Medical-Legal Partnerships"

April 13, 2016
Jill Catalanotti, MD
"Foundations of Community Health"



November 16, 2014
Dr. Lisa Alexander
Community-based Simulation Event

October 27, 2014
Tracy Knight, LCSW
"Wrap Around Services in Community Health Settings"

November 10, 2014
Michelle Gaskins-Craig, MD
"Domestic Violence - Issues and Interventions"

February 20, 2015
Susan LeLacheur, DrPH, PA-C
"Publich Health Approaches to Hepatitis C and the Advances in Treatment Options"

April 15, 2015
Ikeita Cantu Hinojosa
"The DC Health Benefits Exchange:  Increasing Access to Affordable Health Care"



November 4, 2013
Lisa Alexander, EdD, MPH, PA
"Understanding the Nexus between Primary Care and Emergency Medicine"

November 11, 2013
Lisa Alexander, EdD, MPH, PA
Panel Speakers:  Randi Abramson, MD; Jehan El-Bayoumi, MD and Freya Spielberg, MD, MPH
"Community Health Forum:  Learning from Local Leaders"

January 31, 2014
Lisa Alexander, EdD, MPH, PA
"Trends Worth Watching in Primary Care"

February 28, 2014
Anna Dills, MS4
"Innovations in Primary Care:  Examples from India and America"

March 24, 2014
Richard Katz, MD
"Patient Management of Chronic Disease using Mobile Phones and Community Health Workers"



October 10, 2012
Jillian Catalanotti, MD; Steven Davis, MD; Julia Frank, MD, MPH; and Christiane Mitchell
"Physician Panel on the Affordable Care Act"

November 5, 2012
Lisa Alexander, EdD, MPH, PA
"Equity Issues & the Health Care Safety Net in Washington, DC"

January 1, 2013
Lisa Alexander, EdD, MPH, PA
"Affordable Care Act and Community Health"

March 22, 2013
Robert Keisling, MD
"Community Psychiatry:  Housing First"