Past News


  • Hurricane Maria – 365 days and Counting: A Community Forum. Join us on September 20 at 2 p.m. in the Keller Auditorium, UConn Health when we will examine one aspect of this disaster – the challenges of meeting the immediate and ongoing needs of some 3,000 adults and children who have sought refuge here in Connecticut. Flyer
  • State Senator Doug McCrory, Democratic Deputy President Pro Tempore was keynote speaker at the New Student Convocation for MPH and PhD in Public Health students on August 22nd. He addressed “The Disparities in Mental Health Treatment for Minorities” and “The Importance of Data Collection in Healthcare”.  Convocation announcement  Info on Speakers at Convocation 2018
  • A recent presentation addressed Twenty Years After Columbine: Private Guns vs. Public Health. View the agenda and video.


  • A forum was held on Oct. 11, 2017 with the CT Dept of Public Health Commissioner Raul Pino, MD, MPH (our 2009 MPH graduate) to exchange ideas on population health and structural changes that may be needed in CT to achieve and obtain better health outcomes.
  • On Sept. 6, 2017, the MPH Program welcomed John Scott for a workshop on Community Health Mapping (CHM). Mr. Scott came to us from the National Library of Medicine Center for Public Service Communications. There were nearly 50 registrants for his workshop.
  • Gambling on a Third Casino
    As Connecticut considers a third casino, UConn Health addiction expert Thomas Babor discusses the growing gambling epidemic and its potentially negative impact on our society and our health.
  • “Gambling with the Public’s Health: A Global Evaluation of the Modern Gambling Epidemic” – the slides and broadcast of the Public Health grand rounds featuring Professor Pekka Sulkunen, a sociologist from Finland.
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  • Joe Camel in a Bottle
    An op-ed piece expressing that the alcohol industry still makes ads appealing to youth.
  • Substance Abuse: The Case for Early Intervention
    A new compilation of research reports edited by two UConn Health researchers finds that a brief, early intervention may keep someone who’s at moderate risk of abusing drugs or alcohol off that dangerous path.


  • Barry Levy, MD, MPH presented “Climate Change and Human Rights,” at the MPH New Student Convocation, in Keller Auditorium, on Aug 25, 2016.
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