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Linking Public Health & Social Innovation – An Alumni Panel (with Lunch!)

03.18.2022 | 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

Linking Public Health & Social Innovation – An Alumni Panel (with Lunch!)

03.18.2022 | 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

Register on Eventbrite to attend via Zoom: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/linking-public-health-social-innovation-an-alumni-panel-with-lunch-registration-290816519037


Join us either in person or on Zoom!

Meet Anoop Jain (DrPH, UCB) and Alissa Bilifield (PhD, TU SPHTM) and hear their stories about research and entrepreneurship to advance public health. Expect about 30 min of sharing by alumni followed by open Q&A with Zoom and in-person attendees. Join us to connect with alum and learn about alternative careers. This event is the first public activity of the Social Innovation Learning Lab (SILL) of the SPHTM. We are showcasing alumni who represent models of social entrepreneurship, social intrapreneurship, integration of design thinking into research, and applications of systems-change and design-thinking tools for programs and policies.

SILL is working to inspire students to learn more about social innovation tools like design-thinking, and global social innovation “ecosystem” actors, like Echoing Green, Ashoka, and Skoll. We are exploring possible directions for an SPHTM social innovation learning community that supports graduate students with their changemaking-related career and life pathways, as well as connecting and supporting with faculty and staff interested in social innovation.

We are thrilled to feature two panelists who merge social entrepreneurship and research in public health in unique ways:

Alissa Bilfield, PhD – Alissa Bilfield received her PhD in Public Health from Tulane University, her Master of Science in Environment and Development from the London School of Economics. She is a social entrepreneur and co-founder of The Cookbook Project, a food literacy and cooking education nonprofit. She is also a faculty member in Nutritional Sciences Program and the Department of Environmental and Occupational Health Sciences in the School of Public Health at the University of Washington.
Anoop Jain, DrPH – Anoop Jain has an MPH from Tulane University, and received his Doctor of Public Health from UC Berkeley in 2019. He is now a postdoctoral researcher at Harvard Medical School. He is the founding director of Sanitation and Health Rights in India (SHRI), an organization that fights to eliminate open defecation throughout India. SHRI has received numerous awards and fellowships for their work including, Echoing Green, the Global Citizen Award, Y Combinator, Mulago, and the Muhammad Ali Humanitarian Award.

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