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39th Annual Lester Breslow Distinguished Lecture, Alumni Hall of Fame Induction, and Student Competition

39th Annual Lester Breslow Distinguished Lecture, Alumni Hall of Fame Induction, and Student Competition

Monday, February 25, 2013 - 4:00pm to 6:00pm

The 39th Annual Lester Breslow Distinguished Lecture

Including the 2013 Alumni Hall of Fame Induction and the 2013 Student Competition

4:00 - 6:00pm, with a reception to follow

UCLA Neuroscience Research Building Auditorium
635 Charles E. Young Drive South, Los Angeles

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Featuring Anne Pebley, PhD 

Dean's Distinguished Scholar for 2013

"Changing Mexican and Mexican-American Health on Both Sides of the Border"

Anne Pebley, PhD
Dr. Anne Pebley is the Fred H. Bixby Professor of Community Health Sciences, Director of the Bixby Center on Population and Reproductive Health, Director of the California Center for Population Research, and Professor of Sociology. Her current research is based on the Los Angeles Family and Neighborhood Survey, a longitudinal survey of the effects of neighborhoods on adults and children in Los Angeles County. Dr. Pebley has collaborated with researchers and institutions worldwide looking at maternal and child health, family dynamics, and population growth.

Hall of Fame inductees

Anthony Rodgers, MS 1976
Anthony Rodgers has over 30 years of health care executive management experience in public and private health plans, hospital systems, and State and Federal Government. He is a principal with Health Management Associates (HMA), a national consulting firm. Prior to HMA, he was appointed by the Secretary of Health and Human Services to the position of CMS Deputy Administrator responsible for the Center for Strategic Planning. He received his MSPH in Health Policy & Management in 1976.
Lisa Rubenstein, MS 1981
Dr. Lisa Rubenstein is a professor of medicine and public health at VA Greater Los Angeles and UCLA, and a senior natural scientist at RAND. She directs the VA Health Services Research & Development Center of Excellence for the Study of Healthcare Provider Behavior, and is a practicing internist and geriatrician. Dr. Rubenstein is a former Robert Wood Johnson Clinical Scholar and has directed post-doctoral fellowships in geriatrics, health services research, and women's health. She received her MSPH in Health Policy & Management in 1981. 
Marc Strassburg, MPH 1975, DrPH 1981
In a career spanning three decades at the Los Angeles County Department of Public Health, Dr. Marc Strassburg has held positions including Director of Web Informatics, Chief Epidemiologist, and Director of the Immunization Program. He has been involved in developing emergency preparedness plans and training protocols for bioterrorism, pandemic flu, and emerging diseases both for Los Angeles and other municipalities. Dr. Strassburg is an Adjunct Professor at the Fielding School where he received his MPH in Epidemiology in 1975 and his DrPH in Epidemiology in 1981.

2013 Student Competition

Five student finalists, representing all of the School's departments and each winner of $1,000 in prize money from Molina Healthcare, Inc. will give oral presentations on how to reduce health impacts during and following disasters like Hurricane Sandy. A distinguished panel of judges will select the grand-prize winner, who will receive a $5,000 prize courtesy of the Breslow Student Fellowship Fund.

Rachel Hornstein
Health Policy & Management, MPH 2013
"Being Prepared"
Harmony Larson
Environmental Health Sciences, MS 2013
"It Could Happen Tomorrow"
Stephanie Leonard
Epidemiology, MS 2014
"Strengthening the Continuum of Public Health
Disaster Management"
Asya Spears
Biostatistics, PhD 2016
"Ready or Not:
Designing a Reliable Network for Disaster Preparedness"
Tina Duyen Tran
Community Health Sciences, MPH 2014
"Workplace Health & Safety for Hurricane Sandy
Clean-Up Workers"

The 2013 Student Competition is sponsored by:

UCLA Fielding School of Public Health Community and Alumni Relations Committee
UCLA Fielding School of Public Health Office of the Dean
UCLA Fielding School of Public Health Alumni Association
This event is free to students, alumni, faculty and friends.


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