Presentations and Panels

Keynote Address

U.S. Surgeon General Dr. Jerome M. Adams


During his tenure as the nation's 20th Surgeon General, Dr. Adams has created several initiatives to tackle our nation's most pressing health issues, including: the opioid epidemic, oral health, and the links between community health and both economic prosperity and national security.

In response to the opioid epidemic, Dr. Adams issued the first Surgeon General's Advisory in thirteen years, urging more Americas to carry naloxone, an FDA-approved medication that can reverse the effects of an opioid overdose.

Dr. Adams also released Facing Addiction in America: The Surgeon General's Spotlight on Opioids, and a digital postcard calling for a cultural shift in the way Americans think about, talk about, and respond to the opioid crisis.

He received two of his four degrees from UMBC and grew up in Mechanicsville, Maryland. Read Dr. Adams' complete bio »
 

 

Panel Discussions
 

Sustainability at the Nexus of Food, Energy, Water, Climate and Health
 

Co-Moderators
William Piermattei, JD, Managing Director, Environmental Law Program, University of Maryland Francis King Carey School of Law
Amy R. Sapkota, PhD, MPH, Professor, Maryland Institute of Environmental Health, University of Maryland School of Public Health

Panelists
Sarah Everhart, JD, Research Associate, Legal Specialist, Agricultural Law Education Initiative, University of Maryland Francis King Carey School of Law
Nathan Hultman, PhD, MS, Associate Professor, Director, Center for Global Sustainability University of Maryland School of Public Policy
Roni Neff, PhD, MS, Assistant Professor, Program Director, Food System Sustainability & Public Health Program
Center for a Livable Future, Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health
Amir Sapkota, PhD, Associate Professor, Applied Environmental Health, Maryland institute of Environmental Health, University of Maryland School of Public Health
 


Health Technology and the Impact on Communities


Co-Moderators
Wendy Camelo Castillo, MD, MSc, PhD, Assistant Professor of Pharmaceutical Health Services, University of Maryland School of Pharmacy Baltimore
Susan Winter, PhD, MA, Associate Dean for Research and Co-Director of the Center for Advanced Study of Communities and Information, University of Maryland College Park, College of Information Studies (iSchool)

Panelists
Eun Kyoung Choe, PhD, Assistant Professor, University of Maryland College of Information (iSchool)
Magaly Rodriguez de Bittner, PharmD, BCPS, CDE, FAPhA, Executive Director Professor, University of Maryland School of Pharmacy Department of Pharmacy Practice and Science
DeJuan Patterson, MPA
Senior Consultant, The BeMore Group and community partner in The PATIENTS Program 

 

 

Action for Prevention of Violence, Human Trafficking and More  


Co-Moderators:
Susan G. Esserman, JD, Founder and Director, SAFE Center for Human Trafficking Survivors, University of Maryland School of Public Health
Visiting Professor, University of Maryland School of Social Work,
Partner, Steptoe & Johnson, LLP
Kevin Roy, PhD, Associate Professor and Director of Graduate Studies, Department of Family Science, University of Maryland School of Public Health

Panelists:
Min Xie, PhD, Associate Professor, Director of Graduate Studies,  Department of Criminology and Criminal Justice
College of Behavioral and Social Sciences, University of Maryland
Mona Mittal, PhD, MS-CI, LMFT, Assistant Professor, Department of Family Science
University of Maryland School of Public Health
Joseph Richardson, Ph.D., Associate Professor, Department of African-American Studies
College of Behavioral and Social Sciences, University of Maryland