NPHW 2020: Delta Omega Public Health Career Panel Virtual Event

Public health is a growing and diverse field that promises opportunities to work in a variety of settings. Although working in public health is an exciting concept, too many options can leave many students and graduates feeling overwhelmed about the job search process. This event allows attendees to listen, ask questions, and engage with public health professionals working across the core disciplines of public health. Our panel of distinguished public health practitioners will provide knowledge, advice, and tools that cannot be acquired through course work and textbooks. This is an opportunity you do not want to miss!

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Date: April 8, 2020

Time: 7-8:30 p.m
Location: Virtual Event

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This event is a part of NPHW 2020.


Lauren Doodian, MPH

Lauren Doodian holds a BS in Health Science from Sacred Heart University and an MPH with Distinction from Hofstra University. Lauren has written multiple graduate and undergraduate papers in palliative care and geriatrics, one of which received Honorable Mention for the 2018 Retirement Research Foundation's Master's Student Research Award at the APHA Annual Meeting and Expo. She is currently completing a Payment & Policy fellowship at the Center to Advance Palliative Care. Her main interests include the promotion of healthy aging, as well as health policy, research, and analysis.

Liz Isakson, MD, FAAP
Dr. Isakson is the Executive Director of Docs for Tots. She is a pediatrician and public health practitioner with decades of experience with Columbia-Presbyterian Medical Center, the National Center for Children in Poverty (NCCP) and the New York Zero-to-Three Network (NYZTT). Her passion and support for early childhood systems integration (health, education, family) stems from her exposure to the short- and long-term human outcomes of an under-funded and misaligned system for families with young children.

Cheryl Keshner
Cheryl Keshner is a longtime advocate and activist for Long Island's underserved communities, including immigrants, those homeless or living in poverty, ex-offenders, people with disabilities, domestic violence survivors and others. She is currently a Senior Paralegal/Community Advocate with the Empire Justice Center, where she assists low income community members with a variety of legal problems, helps them access public benefits, and conducts bilingual community outreach and trainings. Cheryl actively works with other community partners to improve law enforcement practices and policies, especially those that involve engaging with immigrant communities. She is the coordinator of the Long Island Language Advocates Coalition (LILAC), a coalition of individuals and organizations working to attain equal access to programs and services, such as healthcare, social services, education and justice through the courts, for non-native English speakers. The coalition was successful in obtaining passage of executive orders in both Nassau and Suffolk counties mandating county agencies to provide comprehensive language access for all services.

Mary Hallowell
Mary Hallowell helps coordinate the Long Island Complete Count Committee through the Health and Welfare Council of Long Island, working to ensure that every Long Islander knows about the importance of the 2020 Census and is ready to respond this spring and summer. She is passionate about civic engagement and building a more equitable future for Long Island.

Kevin Keenan, MPH
I started my career in Environmental Health and Safety at Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory in Cold Spring Harbor, New York.  After 6 years there, I started at Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center in the EHS department and then more specifically the Emergency Management department where I have been the last 2 years.  I oversee aspects of the Emergency Management program for over 24,000 Employees, 32 Ambulatory, non-ambulatory and in-patient facilities as well as the safety and well being of over 1,000 daily patients.

Abena Appiah-Kubi, MD, MPH
As a Pediatric Hematologist/Oncologist, I specialize in caring for children with Sickle cell disease (SCD), a genetic disorder of red blood cells.  There are estimated to be about 100,000 people affected with SCD here in the United States, and millions world-wide, making it a significant public health problem.  At Cohen Children's Medical Center (CCMC), we treat more than 500 children with sickle cell disease.  Children with SCD can have severe pain in their bones, called vaso-occlusive crises, serious life threatening infections, and strokes.  I want to be involved in using appropriate research to improve patient care, decreasing morbidity and mortality in patients with SCD and hemoglobinopathies as a whole.


Wednesday, April 08, 2020


Open to the Public



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