In this discussion and call to action, Tabia Henry Akintobi sheds light on the consequences of the pandemics and their root causes. She also proposes a path forward to prepare learners and leaders to advance population health through and past the pandemic.

This event was moderated by Manu Platt, PhD, associate professor, Department of Biomedical Engineering at Georgia Tech and Emory University.

About the Speaker

Tabia Henry Akintobi, PhD, MPH, is a professor of community health and preventive medicine, associate dean of community engagement, and a principal investigator and director of the Prevention Research Center at Morehouse School of Medicine. Germane to these efforts is her demonstrated excellence in community-based participatory research, community-engaged public health practice, and experiential learning among trainees across the health professional career development pipeline. Akintobi received her bachelor’s degree from the University of Miami and earned both a master’s of public health and doctorate of philosophy in public health from the University of South Florida’s College of Public Health.

This event was part of the series Amplified: Race and Reality in STEM. Amplified: Race and Reality in STEM aims to give a national platform to speakers to have candid conversations around race and diversity in the STEM fields. Launched in 2020 as part of Gladstone’s commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion, this series is hosted in partnership with Georgia Tech, the Molecular Engineering & Sciences Institute at University of Washington, and The University of Texas at Austin. We hope these discussions spark change throughout the sciences.

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