Healthy People, Healthy Societies

2014 Atlanta Undergraduate Conference on Health & Society
November 15, 2014
Campbell Hall
8:30 a.m.

Agnes Scott College is hosting the first annual Undergraduate Conference on Health and Society on SaturdayNov. 15.  The morning will start with a keynote address from Dr. Denise Koo, MD, MPH, who is the Senior Advisor for Health Systems in the CDC's Office of Public Health Scientific Sciences.  The conference will be held in the newly renovated auditorium and classroom space in Campbell Hall.  We look forward to bringing together Agnes Scott students with others from across Atlanta to share their interests and ideas in public health.  Student participants represent the fields of public health, biology and medical anthropology, and come from Agnes Scott College, Georgia Technical Institute, Emory University and Georgia State University. The registration fee is $25. Lunch will be provided. Click here for a list of student abstracts.

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8:30 – 9:00 Registration 
Campbell Hall Lobby
9:00 – 9:15 Welcome
Frannie Graves Auditorium – Campbell Hall 1st Floor
9:15 – 10:15 Keynote address: Dr. Denise Koo, CDC
Frannie Graves Auditorium – Campbell Hall 1st Floor
10:15 – 10:45 Coffee break and poster session
Campbell Hall Lobby
10:45 – 12:00 Panels 1 and 2
Panel 1: Campbell Hall Room 215
Panel 2: Campbell Hall Room 228
12:00 – 12:45 Lunch
Campbell Hall Atrium (ground floor)
12:45 – 2:00 Panels 3 and 4
Panel 3: Campbell Hall Room 215
Panel 4: Campbell Hall Room 228

About Denise Koo

Denise Koo is the Senior Advisor for Health Systems in the Office of Public Health Scientific Services (OPHSS).

After graduating from Harvard University with a bachelor’s degree in biochemical sciences, she combined a medical degree from the University of California, San Francisco, with an MPH in epidemiology from the University of California, Berkeley. She went on to complete a residency in primary care internal medicine at the Brigham and Women's Hospital in Boston. Dr. Koo then entered CDC's Epidemic Intelligence Service (EIS) as a preventive medicine resident and was assigned to the California Department of Health Services. Subsequently, Dr. Koo has served as an EIS officer throughout her CDC career.

Dr. Koo has held several leadership positions at CDC, including Chief of the National Notifiable Diseases Surveillance System, Director of the Division of Public Health Surveillance and Informatics, and Director of the Division of Applied Public Health Training. In her role as the Associate Director for Science in the Epidemiology Program Office, she was responsible for CDC’s implementation of the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act.

Dr. Koo holds current appointments as Adjunct Professor of Global Health and Epidemiology in the Rollins School of Public Health at Emory University and Consulting Professor, Department of Community and Family Medicine at Duke University Medical Center.

For a map to Campbell Hall, click here.