America’s top public health doc argues for the end of disparities in healthcare

For any current or aspiring member of the public health profession, here’s a must-see video conversation:

As Executive Director of the American Public Health Association (APHA) for nearly 20 years, Georges C. Benjamin, MD is this nation’s voice on public health. In 2008, 2014 and 2016 he was named one of the top 25 minority executives in health care by Modern Healthcare Magazine and was voted among the 100 most influential people in health care from 2007-2017. In 2016, President Obama appointed Dr. Benjamin to the National Infrastructure Advisory Council which advises the president on the nation's critical infrastructure.

Regis College Master of Public Health (MPH) Program Director and Assistant Professor Frazier Beatty, PhD, MPH, who worked for the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) and has been teaching public health for more than a decade, spoke with Dr. Benjamin about a wide range of public health issues, from COVID-19 policy and disparities to the proposal to ban menthol, for years marketed by tobacco companies to target African Americans.