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Christopher E. Smith, MPH - Public Health: A Lesson from the Front Lines
Join us as Chris talks about lessons learned from the front lines and begin to understand how the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention responds to outbreaks.
September 20, 2017
5:00 - 6:00 p.m.
1690 SPH I
1415 Washington Heights
Ann Arbor, MI 48109-2029
Sponsored by: PHAST (Public Health Action Support Team) & Public Health Practice "Practice Makers"
Contact Information: Brandie Ekpiken - firstname.lastname@example.org
Public Health: A Lesson from the Front Lines Normally, Chris helps manage the State of Michigan's immunization program including federal and state funds that annually totals over $13 million. But on rare occasions, as a CDC Public Health Advisor he can deploy to areas in crisis. In 2015, Chris deployed to Liberia to assist with the Ebola outbreak response. Join us as Chris talks about lessons learned from the front lines and begin to understand how the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention responds to outbreaks.
About Chris Smith
Christopher “Chris” E. Smith graduated from Tuskegee in July 2004 with a Bachelor of Science degree in Medical Technology. Chris then attended Saint Louis University School of Public Health as a National Cancer Institute- Eliminating Health Disparities Fellow and earned his Master of Public Health degree concentrating in Behavioral Science and Health Education in 2006. His dedication and passion for public health (at the community and research levels) earned him the Richard S. Kurz Outstanding Student Award and induction into the Delta Omega Public Health Honorary Society. Prior to completing graduate school, Chris was hired by the National Cancer Institute- Cancer Information Service in 2005 where he served as a Partnership Program Coordinator responsible for cancer prevention and control programs in the State of Missouri and Southern Illinois.
In 2007, Chris began his public service with the Centers for Disease Control & Prevention (CDC) as a Public Health Prevention Service (PHPS) fellow. He completed several assignments at CDC Headquarters and his first field assignment at the Kentucky Department for Public Health (KDPH). As a public health fellow Chris received the following recognitions: Certificate of Public Health Leadership (Kentucky Public Health Leadership Institute- University of Kentucky) and the CDC Bales-Bradford Award, the highest honor of the PHPS fellowship. Chris is currently assigned as a CDC Public Health Advisor to the Michigan Department for Community Health- Division of Immunization in Lansing, Michigan. In his current role, he helps to manage the state’s immunization program including federal and state funds that annually totals over $13 million.