Pitt Public Health's Food for Thought Series brings together our entire community of students, faculty, staff, and alumni for thoughtful discussion of today’s issues—over food!
Join Jonathan M. Samet, dean, Colorado School of Public Health, for an important presentation on the "doubt creation" threat to evidence-based decision-making and its implications for public health.
It’s easy for public health to get lost in the scandals and breaking news of every day life. How do you get heard? What grabs the media’s attention? Journalist and author Heather Boerner, whose work has appeared in PBS NewsHour, The Washington Post, NPR, The Atlantic and elsewhere, will share how she selects stories, communicates clearly about complicated public health questions, and tries to bring abstract ideas of public health policy to the human level.
The Food for Thought Series brings together the entire Pitt Public Health community of students, faculty, staff, and alumni for thoughtful discussion of today's issues--over food!
Join Marnie Schilken, Chief Impact Officer at the Greater Pittsburgh Community Food Bank, as she engages us in thinking through the lives of three different individuals and how food secure or insecure they might be. We will think about the drivers that allow a household or individual to be more or less food secure, and brainstorm what can happen if we tweak each scenario here and there. Will people fare better or worse? Marnie will also describe to us the various programs at the Food Bank and share with us why and how the Food Bank keeps in mind the people and agencies it serves as it strives to “feed people in need and mobilize the community to end hunger.”
Contact Cindy Bryce in the Pitt Public Health office of student affairs.