The Susan B. Meister Lecture in Child Health Policy

Each year, the CHEAR Center hosts the Susan B. Meister Lecture in Child Health Policy, bringing in speakers from a variety of disciplines to explore important child health topics.

Previous Speakers:

2017:
Refugee & Migrant Child Health: Updates & Opportunities
Curi Kim, MD, MPH
Director, Division of Refugee Health
Office of Refugee Resettlement
Administration for Children & Families
U.S. Department of Health & Human Services

2016:
Concussion & Youth Soccer: Balancing the Risks of Recreational Sports for Children
Briana Scurry
Legendary U.S. Goalkeeper, Two Time Olympic Gold Medalist

Steve W. Berman, J.D.
Managing Partner, Hagens Berman

2015:
The Power of the Public Eye: Disneyland, Measles, and Public Policy
Karen Smith, M.D., M.P.H.
Director of the California Department of Public Health and State Health Officer

2014:
Moment of Opportunity: Reducing Health Disparities and Advancing Health Equity
J. Nadine Gracia, M.D., M.S.C.E.
Deputy Assistant Secretary for Minority Health
U.S. Department of Health and Human Services


2013:
The Power of Play
Duncan J. Billing, LLB
Executive Vice President and Chief Development Officer, Hasbro, Inc.

2012:
Our Military's Children: Insights from Over a Decade of War
Dr. Jo Ann Rooney
Former Under Secretary of Defense for Personnel and Readiness

2010:
The Challenges of Child Health in the Developing World
Tachi Yamada, M.D.
President, Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation Global Health Program

2009:
Science, the Media and Responsibility for Child Health
Brian Deer
Investigative Reportor, The Sunday Times of London

Catherine DeAngelis, M.D., M.P.H.
Editor-in-Chief, The Journal of the American Medical Association

2008:
Bridging the Worlds of Business and Public Health
John O. Agwunobi, M.D., M.B.A., M.P.H.
Senior Vice President, Wal-Mart Stores, Inc.
President, Professional Services Division, Wal-Mart Stores, Inc.
Former U.S. Assistant Secretary for Health, Department of Health and Human Services

2006:
Corporate Responsibility in Children's Health
Stephen W. Sanger, M.B.A.
Chairman of the Board, Chief Executive Officer, General Mills