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Communicating Public Health Science in a Polarized Climate

Communicating Public Health Science in a Polarized Climate

Thursday, February 6, 2020 - 9:00am to 2:30pm
CHS 43-105 Los Angeles , CA
California US
Leslie Kantor, PhD, MPH
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Part two of a two-part civil discourse and communication advocacy training program, this workshop will focus on how to engage in civil discourse on controversial topics and will teach students the strategies to communicate effectively. This intimate, four-hour session will provide a group of students the opportunity to get hands-on communication and advocacy training from Dr. Kantor. The workshop will be interactive in nature, providing students with the opportunity to practice their communication and advocacy skills.

Light breakfast and lunch will be provided. Space is limited. Additional details about the workshop, including room information, will be provided to the participants of the workshop.

About the Speaker

Leslie Kantor is Professor and Chair of the Department of Urban-Global Public Health at the Rutgers School of Public Health. Her work has focused on improving women’s sexual and reproductive health both nationally and around the world. Prior to assuming her role at Rutgers, Kantor was the Vice President of Education for Planned Parenthood Federation of America and a member of the faculty at the Mailman School of Public Health at Columbia University. Kantor is the recipient of numerous awards, including the 2019 Lloyd M. Felmly Award from the NJ Public Health Association for outstanding contribution in the media to the cause of public health in NJ, the lifetime achievement award from the Sexual and Reproductive Health section of the American Public Health Association (APHA), and the Drotman award from APHA for “challenging public health in a creative and positive manner.” For more information about the speaker, visit:

About the Communication & Advocacy Series

The Fielding School is hosting a two-part civil discourse and communication advocacy training program that will empower health professionals to be effective advocates for health equity and foster interdisciplinary learning and collaboration around health-related advocacy. The series includes two workshops presented by Leslie Kantor:


This series is brought to you by the Office of the Associate Dean of Public Health Practice, Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion, the Public Health Training Program on Population Health Advocacy, and the UCLA Bixby Center on Population and Reproductive Health. This series is made possible through the generous support of The Shapiro Family.