President-elect of leading public health group to give UH West Oʻahu talk

Portrait shot of Dr. Joseph Telfair

Dr. Joseph Telfair

Dr. Joseph Telfair, president-elect of the American Public Health Association, will speak to UH West Oʻahu students during a class guest lecture on Friday, Oct. 20.

Telfair, who has worked as a clinician, researcher, evaluator, project director and advocate and served on public health faculties, will speak to students and others interested in health careers between 9 and 11:40 a.m. in E243 ( Course: HLTH 298B Introduction to Native Hawaiian Indigenous Health). The American Public Health Association is one of the world’s leading public health organizations, with 25,000 members in public health disciplines in more than 40 countries. It champions the health of all people and communities by speaking out for public health issues and policies.

Telfair will be in Hawaiʻi to address the 2017 annual meeting of the Hawaii Public Health Association, which is an affiliate of APHA and is made up of community members, public health professionals, and organizations dedicated improving public health. Telfair is a Georgia Southern University Professor where he is dual chair, Department of Community Health, and Department of Health Policy and Management within the Jiann-Ping Hsu College of Public Health.  He also serves as the Karl E. Peace Distinguished Professor of Public Health.

Telfair’s talk was arranged by Dr. Camonia Graham-Tutt, a UH West Oʻahu assistant professor of Community Health, who is a member of both HPHA and APHA.  Students, faculty, staff and community members who are interested in public health are invited to attend.

Image courtesy of Joseph Telfair