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Grand Rounds in Population and Public Health Sciences with Neal Baer, MD

February 23 @ 11:30 am - 1:00 pm

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The Department of Population and Public Health Sciences presents Grand Rounds in Population and Public Health Sciences with guest speaker Neal Baer, MD.

Neal Baer, MD is an award-winning showrunner, television writer/producer, physician, author and a public health advocate and expert. Baer currently serves as Executive Producer and Showrunner of the third season of Designated Survivor and was most recently an Executive Producer and Showrunner for the hit CBS television series Under The Dome. He has been Executive Producer of the CBS medical drama A Gifted Man, the NBC television series Law & Order: Special Victims Unit and the NBC series ER among others.

Baer’s primary medical interests are in adolescent and global health. He has written extensively for teens on health issues for Scholastic Magazine, covering such topics as teen pregnancy, AIDS, drug and alcohol abuse, and nutrition. Recently, Baer co-established the Institute for Photographic Empowerment at USC’s Annenberg School of Communications, which links photographic story-telling projects around the world and makes that work available to NGOs and policymakers. Baer is an Adjunct Professor of Community Health at the UCLA Fielding School of Public Health, and a Lecturer in Global Health and Social Medicine at Harvard Medical School. Previously, he was a Clinical Professor of Preventive Medicine at the Keck School of Medicine at the University of Southern California. He established The Global Media Center for Social Impact at ULCA’s Fielding School of Public Health.

Thomas Valente, PhD
Professor of Population and Public Health Sciences
Director, Center for Applied Network Analysis

Kate Folb, MEd
Program Director, Hollywood, Health & Society

Marty Kaplan
Director, Norman Lear Center
Research Professor of Communication and Journalism
Annenberg School of Communications

Sheila Murphy
Professor of Communication
Annenberg School of Communications