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Dr. Harvey V. Fineberg, president of the Gordon and Betty Moore Foundation, will present his lecture "Truth and Trust in Public Health."
Dr. Fineberg previously served as president of the U.S. Institute of Medicine (now National Academy of Medicine), as provost of Harvard University, and as dean of the Harvard Chan School of Public Health. Prior to joining a philanthropic foundation, he devoted most of his academic career to the fields of health policy and medical decision-making. His past research has focused on global health, assessment of medical technology, evaluation and use of vaccines, and dissemination of medical innovations.
The event, hosted by Dean Ron Brookmeyer, will also include the recipient of the Lester Breslow Impact Fellowship, Kamila Tan (MPH '20). Impact Fellowship winners Anna Peare (MPH '20) and Taylor B. Rogers, an FSPH doctoral student of health policy and management, will be recognized as well.
The Lester Breslow Distinguished Lecture was established in honor of Dr. Lester Breslow, a former dean of the school and professor emeritus of health services. In addition, Breslow served as president of the American Public Health Association, director of the California Public Health Department, and a frequent advisor to the United States federal government. A pillar of public health, Breslow was among the first to quantify the health benefits/risks and associations with life expectancy of exercise, diet, sleep, and smoking.
A recording of the lecture will be available on the Fielding School's website shortly after the event.