Department of

Public Health Seminars:


Tobacco, Substance Use and Mental Health: Engaging our Communities in Public Health Research

Bukola Usidame, MPA, MPP, PhD | Postdoctoral Fellow, VCU Division of Epidemiology


Thank you to all who joined us April 2-8 for National Public Health Week!

 Comprehensive Events Schedule: 

*Location details at bottom of page

2018 Events Schedule






Previous Events



April 2

Marissa Levine, MD, MPH, Commissioner, Virginia Department of Health


Virginia as the Healthiest State in the Nation: The Role of Public Health

*12:00-1:00p - OCS 644


April 3

William Thornton, Association Director of Community Health and Wellness, YMCA of Greater Richmond


How to Build Bridges: Community Integrated Health

*12:00-1:00p - OCS 644


April 4

Gail C. Christopher, DN, ND, Award-winning Change Agent; Former Senior Advisor and Vice President of the WW Kellogg Foundation


Racial Healing: An Unrecognized Social Determinant of Health and Well-being

*12:00-1:00p - OCS 644

**If you would like the link for Dr. Christopher's presentation recording as well as her slides, please email Shana Ryman ( or Dana Rajczewski (


April 5

Ashley Harrell, LCSW, Senior Program Advisor, Division of Development Disability and Behavioral Health, Department of Medical Assistance Services (DMAS) Addiction and Recovery Treatment Services (ARTS) Program


Delta Eta Honor Society Induction Ceremony Keynote Speech - Medicaid Addiction and Recovery Treatment Services: Impact on the Addiction Crisis in Virginia

*5:00-5:30p: mix & mingle - OCS 644

*5:30-6:30p: keynote - OCS 644

*6:30-7:00p: induction of 2018 members - OCS 644

April 2-8, 2018



Join our team for APHA's 1 Billion Steps Challenge!

Visit the Stridekick page here to find our team and start walking.  The team name is MPH 2K19 - you'll see the VCU logo!


April 7

Delta Eta Honor Society and Public Health Student Association at VCU  



James River Trash Cleanup

Rain or shine. Please wear closed-toe shoes. Gloves and bags will be provided. 

9:00a-1:00p - Floodwall Park (101 Hull Street, RVA 23224; limited parking is available on site)

To register in advance, find our event at For more info, contact Rose Bono.  (Please note that this event counts for MPH volunteer hours)



*Events will take place in the One Capitol Square Building

   830 E. Main Street, 6th Floor, room 644

   Richmond, VA 23219

   Contact Shana with questions (804) 828-9785 or