The Year of Why

CPHI’s yearly seminar series highlights the research and expertise of CPHI Fellows, as well as local and national leaders. Many of our seminars pair an academic researcher with a practice professional to bridge the science with actionable steps to improve population health.    

Seminars take place on the third Thursday of each month from 12-1:30pm. Lunch is provided. Please check back as updates are made to our 2018/2019 Seminar schedule.

View the CPHI Blog for posts and video footage from previous events.
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September 20, 2018

12:00-1:30 PM

Prince Theatre at Annenberg Center for the Performing Arts

Benoit Dubé, MD

Chief Wellness Officer

University of Pennsylvania 


Learn more about Dr. Benoit Dubé and Wellness at Penn

Chief Wellness Officer Benoit Dubé discusses ideas to solve 'deficiencies' in Penn's wellness culture


October 25, 2018

3:00-4:30 PM 

Rubenstein Auditorium, Smilow Center 

Public Health vs. Viruses: A Matchup for the Century

Anne Schuchat, MD

Principal Deputy Director

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention 

Learn more about Dr. Anne Schuchat

Dr. Schuchat on the state of public health 



November 15, 2018

12:00-1:30 PM

Amado Recital Room, Irvine Auditorium 

Climate Change & Health: The Hidden Threat

Alice Hill, JD

Research Fellow 

The Hoover Insititution 

Learn more about Alice Hill, JD

The Catastrophic Risks of Climate Change



January 17, 2019

12:00-1:30 pm

Bodek Lounge, Houston Hall

How to Communicate Science to the Public or Die Trying

Paul Offit, M.D. 

Director, Vaccine Education Center at Children's Hospital of Philadelphia 

Learn more about Dr. Paul Offit and his newest book, Bad Advice: Or Why Celebrities, Politicians, and Activists Aren't Your Best Source of Health Information


February 21, 2019 

12:00-1:30 pm

Bodek Lounge, Houston Hall

Crisis at the Border: The effects of trauma and stress on migrant children and families

Colleen Kraft, M.D., FAAP

Immediate Past President, American Academy of Pediatrics 

Learn more about Colleen Kraft here 

Read more from Dr. Kraft and the AAP on the subject of family separation at the border: AAP News: AAP a leading voice against separating children, parents at border 



March 28, 2019 

12:00pm - 1:30pm 

Gaulton Auditorium, Biomedical Research Building


What's public health got to do with it? The impact of diet and the microbiome on health and disease

Dr. Gary Wu, M.D. 

Ferdinand G. Weisbrod Professor in Gastroenterology, Perelman School of Medicine

Learn more about Dr. Gary Wu here 

and learn more about his microbiome research here