Department Events

International Law and COVID-19 Symposium

International Law and COVID-19 Symposium

Join us for the International Law and COVID-19 Symposium that will be hosted by the University of Miami School of Law. Emely Sanchez, MPH, who is an alumna of the Department of Public Health Sciences and is currently a third-year J.D. candidate at the University of Miami School of Law, will be participating as a speaker. The session on April 16th focuses specifically on COVID-19 and public health, including intersections with gender and social movements, domestic public health infrastructure, global health inequities, and vaccine justice. The symposium will be held on April 12 and 16 from 9 - 11 a.m. and 9 - 10:30 a.m. ET via Zoom. For more information and to register, please visit bit.ly/3czkL22.

Emerging Public Health Topics Seminar Series Spring 2021

Emerging Public Health Topics Seminar Series

Join the Department of Public Health Sciences for the second DPHS Emerging Public Health Topics Seminar of the Spring 2021 semester. Dr. Eric Brown and Jared Krupnick will be presenting on the 'Vaccine Considerations Project: How We're Using the COVID Crisis to Transform Public Health Information Dissemination.' The event will take place on Wednesday, April 21, 2021 from 12 - 1 p.m. ET. For registration, please visit https://bit.ly/3mJpOAj.

Perspectives on Immigration Policy under a New Administration Roundtable

Perspectives on Immigration Policy under a New Administration

The Institute for Advanced Study of the Americas will be hosting a "Perspectives on Immigration Policy under a New Administration" roundtable. Dr. Felicia Knaul, professor and director of the Institute for Advanced Study of the Americas, will be providing opening remarks for the event. The roundtable will take place on Tuesday, April 20, 2021 from 2 p.m. - 4 p.m. ET via Zoom. For registration, please visit https://bit.ly/3agyB7P.

National Public Health Week 2021

The Public Health Student Association (PHSA) is hosting a week of events to celebrate National Public Health Week (NPHW). The events will take place from Monday, April 5th until Sunday, April 11th, 2021. Follow PHSA on Instagram at @umiamiphsa to learn more about the events and participate in the activities. Stay tuned for more information regarding the NPHW events.

National Public Health Week

Thursday, April 8th


NPHW Student Day
Join APHA and a panel of recent graduates on NPHW Student Day to learn about various career paths in public health and gain insight on the job search. The Young Professionals Panel will take place today from 5 – 6 p.m. ET.

For more information and to register, please visit bit.ly/3t3HKYO. The event will be livestreamed at bit.ly/3d31LcG.

Wednesday, April 7th


Twitter Chat
Connect to the 11th annual National Public Health Week Twitter Chat today at 2 p.m. The #NPHWChat is being hosted by the American Public Health Association (APHA). Join the conversation to discuss all things related to public health, including thanking the public health community, celebrating accomplishments, and next steps for the movement.

Follow @NPHW on Twitter and use the hashtag #NPHWchat.

Tuesday, April 7th


Health Disparities Across Cultures: Bridging the Gap for Ethnic Minorities
Join PHSA and the Psychology Graduate Student Organization for a multidisciplinary panel to discuss best ways to support the mental and physical health of racial and ethnic minority populations. Dr. Tatiana Perrino from the Department of Public Health Sciences will be participating in the panel discussion. The panelists will also share advice on getting hands-on experience as a graduate student to propel you into your future career. There will be breakout rooms for an opportunity to network with students across the graduate programs in the university. 

Zoom Registration Link - https://bit.ly/3cWvVOo 

Rodney Jacobs
Join PHSA for a discussion with Rodney Jacobs Jr., JD, MPA, MPH '21, on the intersection of health, policing and law. Jacobs currently works as the Assistant Director for the City of Miami Civilian Investigative Panel (CIP). The discussion will focus on implementing collaborative solutions to address justice and health issues.

Zoom Link - https://bit.ly/3uqeThz

Monday, April 5th


Scavenger Hunt
Join APHA and ASPPH for a digital scavenger hunt throughout National Public Health Week. The scavenger hunt items relate to the daily NPHW themes. The #NPHWInstahunt starts today.

Winners will receive a $25 Amazon gift card. The selected winners will be announced on the APHA and ASPPH Instagram accounts on April 13th at 12 p.m. ET. For details regarding the contest, visit bit.ly/3wrMBVP.

Hookah Study

Hookah Study

The Department of Public Health Sciences is working on a study to develop hookah-specific pictorial health warning labels. Participants will be asked to complete a brief survey and attend one focus group session via Zoom. Eligible participants who complete the study will receive compensation for their time and effort. For more information regarding the study, please reach out via email at smokingresearchstudies@gmail.com or by phone at (305) 243-0362.

Bascom Palmer Dry Eye Study

Bascom Palmer Eye Study

The study at Bascom Palmer Eye Institute aims to understand the impact of home and air pollution on dry eye and related symptoms. For information and registration, please visit dryeye.miami.edu. For any questions related to the study, please contact Anat Galor, Naresh Kumar and Julio Contreras at agalor@med.miami.edu, nkumar@miami.edu, and jac89491@miami.edu.