Media Advisory: State Health Commissioner to Speak on Public Health in the 21st Century at NYU Wednesday

Part of National Public Health Week Tour

ALBANY, N.Y. (April 6, 2011) – On Wednesday, New York State Health Commissioner Nirav R. Shah, M.D., M.P.H., will speak on the transformation of public health in the 21st century at the Kimmel Center at New York University.

The event celebrates the creation of a redesigned Master of Public Health program at NYU that encompasses six schools, including the School of Medicine.


State Health Commissioner Shah; Robert Berne, NYU Executive Vice President for Health and Professor of Public Policy; Beth C. Weitzman, NYU Associate Dean of Academic Affairs and Professor of Health and Public Policy; other NYU staff; students.


Dr. Shah will speak on the movement to transform the field of public health in the 21st century and integrate public health priorities and evidence-based practices into the delivery of health care. He will discuss how today's public health practitioners must concentrate on affecting health through social networks – family, friends, neighborhood, workplace, and social media sites – and address the social determinants of health to improve health status.


NYU Kimmel Center
Room 912-914
60 Washington Square South
New York 1--12


Wednesday, April 6, at 9:30 a.m.


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