Opening General Session

Sunday, Nov. 3, Noon - 1:30 p.m. 

Welcome Address — APHA Executive Director Georges Benjamin, MD

Sandro GaleaSandro Galea, MD, MPH, DrPH
Dean and Robert A. Knox Professor
Boston University School of Public Health

Galea is an academic leader, physician, epidemiologist and author. He was named one of Time magazine’s epidemiology innovators and has been listed as one of the "World’s Most Influential Scientific Minds." He's published more than 800 scientific journal articles, 50 chapters and 15 books extensively about the social causes of health, mental health, and the consequences of trauma. Galea's latest book is "Well: What We Need to Talk About When We Talk About Health." He's an elected member of the National Academy of Medicine and chair of the Board of the Association of Schools and Programs of Public Health. Galea has received several lifetime achievement awards and his work is regularly featured in a range of public media, including a standing column in Fortune magazine.

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Robert RedfieldRobert R. Redfield, MD
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

For more than 30 years, Redfield has been a public health leader engaged in clinical research and care of chronic human viral infections and infectious diseases, especially HIV. He served as the founding director of the Department of Retroviral Research within the U.S. Military’s HIV Research Program, and served in the U.S. Army Medical Corps. Following his military service, he co-founded the University of Maryland’s Institute of Human Virology and served as chief of infectious diseases and vice chair of medicine at the University of Maryland School of Medicine.

Redfield made several important early contributions to the scientific understanding of HIV and oversaw an extensive clinical program providing HIV care and treatment to more than 5,000 patients in the Baltimore/Washington, D.C. community. Redfield served as a member of the President’s Advisory Council on HIV/AIDS from 2005 to 2009, and was appointed as chair of the International Subcommittee from 2006 to 2009. He is a past member of the Office of AIDS Research Advisory Council at the National Institutes of Health, the Fogarty International Center Advisory Board NIH, and the Advisory Anti-Infective Agent Committee of the Food and Drug Administration.

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