Susan B. Meister Lecture in Child Health Policy

This lecture is sponsored by the Susan B. Meister Child Health Evaluation and Research Center (CHEAR)—within the Department of Pediatrics—and the CHEAR Faculty Executive Representatives—a collaborative of the Schools of Business, Dentistry, Education, Engineering, Law, Medicine, Nursing, Pharmacy, Public Health, Public Policy, and Social Work. Each year, CHEAR hosts the Susan B. Meister Lecture in Child Health Policy that highlights speakers from a variety of disciplines to explore important child health topics.

16th Annual Susan B. Meister Lecture in Child Health Policy

Thursday, April 4, 2024

The Impact of Neighborhoods on Child Health: Opportunities for Better Policy

Keynote Speaker:
Adrianne Todman
Deputy Secretary, U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development

Michigan League Ballroom
911 North University
Ann Arbor, MI 48109

Lecture: 4:30-5:30 p.m.
Reception and Poster Session to follow lecture, 5:30-6:30 p.m.

Register here for the Lecture and Reception

Now accepting applications for the Susan B. Meister Award for Best Paper in Child Health Policy! More information on eligibility and how to submit can be found here, https://chear.org/chp

Additional details to be announced soon!

Previous Speakers:

2023 -15th Annual Susan B. Meister Lecture in Child Health Policy

The Impact of School Closures on Child Health and Development: a Call for Interdisciplinary Action

Donna Mazyck, MS, RN, NCSN, CAE, FNASN
Executive Director, National Association of School Nurses

Panelists:
Tiffany Munzer, MD
Assistant Professor of Pediatrics, Division of Developmental & Behavioral Pediatrics, Department of Pediatrics, University of Michigan

Donald J. Peurach, PhD
Professor of Educational Policy, Leadership, and Innovation, Marsal Family School of Education

Julie Ribaudo, LMSW, IMH-E®
Clinical Professor of Social Work, University of Michigan

Moderator:
Lisa A. Prosser, PhD
Director, Susan B. Meister Child Health Evaluation and Research (CHEAR) Center

Closing Remarks:
Elizabeth Birr Moje, PhD
Dean, George Herbert Mead Collegiate Professor of Education and
Arthur F. Thurneau Professor, Marsal Family School of Education

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2022 - 14th Annual Susan B. Meister Lecture in Child Health Policy

Effects of the Pandemic on Trauma and Abuse within Families and Communities: Experts on Child Health and Aging Come Together to Clarify Thinking for the Future

Terry Fulmer, PhD, RN, FAAN
President, The John A. Hartford Foundation

Panelists:
Debra Chopp, JD
Associate Dean for Experiential Education Clinical Professor of Law
Director, Pediatric Advocacy Clinic

Todd I. Herrenkohl, PhD, MSW
Marion Elizabeth Blue Professor of Children and Families
School of Social Work

Preeti N. Malani, MD, MSJ
Chief Health Officer
Professor of Medicine, Infectious Disease, Michigan Medicine


Best Paper Award in Child Health Policy Award Winners

Resources

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2019 - 13th Annual Susan B. Meister Lecture in Child Health Policy

Making Government Work to Reduce Child Hunger
Robert Gordon, JD
Director, Michigan Department of Health and Human Services


2018 - 12th Annual Susan B. Meister Lecture in Child Health Policy

The Effects of the Opioid Crisis on Children and Families
Linda Smith
Director, Early Childhood Development Initiative
Bipartisan Policy Center


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2017 - 11th Annual Susan B. Meister Lecture in Child Health Policy

Refugee & Migrant Child Health: Updates & Opportunities
Curi Kim, M.D., M.P.H.
Director, Division of Refugee Health
Office of Refugee Resettlement
Administration for Children and Families
U.S. Department of Health and Human Services


2016 - 10th Annual Susan B. Meister Lecture in Child Health Policy

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

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


2015 - 9th Annual Susan B. Meister Lecture in Child Health Policy

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 - 8th Annual Susan B. Meister Lecture in Child Health Policy

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 - 7th Annual Susan B. Meister Lecture in Child Health Policy

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


2012 - 6th Annual Susan B. Meister Lecture in Child Health Policy

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 - 4th Annual Susan B. Meister Lecture in Child Health Policy

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


2009 - 3rd Annual Susan B. Meister Lecture in Child Health Policy

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

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


2008 - 2nd Annual Susan B. Meister Lecture in Child Health Policy

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 - Inaugural Annual Susan B. Meister Lecture in Child Health Policy

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