Public Health Grand Rounds

Our Public Health Grand Rounds series features presentations about significant public health issues and the challenges they pose. This series is intended to promote a dialogue within the Health Department and with the Vermont professional community. Join in person or via live Skype broadcast.

Recorded presentations are available below for later viewing.

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Grand Rounds are held at the same time and location unless otherwise noted. Skype connection information will be provided below shortly before the presentation date.

Time: 8:30 - 9:30 a.m.
Location: Health Department Conference Room 2B; 108 Cherry St., Burlington, VT (map)

Date topic Presenter SKYPE
Feb 28 2019 Bats, Bites and Boosters, Oh My: A Review of Rabies Surveillance, Testing and Control Natalie Kwit, State Public Health Veterinarian
Christine Matusevich, Microbiology Unit Coordinator
Anita Wade, CSTE Applied Epidemiology Fellow
Watch Recording
Mar 28 2019

Health Department Academic Partnerships: 20 years of investigating interesting outbreaks (and lessons learned), along with a focus on health department-academic partnerships

Dr. Millie Eidson, Retired Public Health Veterinarian/Epidemiologist
New York Department of Health
Presentation Slides
June 27
Improving Care for those with Asthma and Obesity Dr. Anne Dixon, Director of the Division of Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine at the University of Vermont Watch Recording
October 24 2019 Empowering Youth: Participatory Budgeting in the Third Space Holly Morehouse
Sam Graulty
Watch Recording
January 8 2020
10:00 - 11:00 a.m.

Public Health in Vermont: Accomplishments, Impact, Priorities and Strategies – Reflections by the Commissioner

Dr. Mark Levine, MD, Commissioner, Vermont Department of Health
Skype number: 802-552-8456

Conference ID: 93294679
January 23 2020 PACE Study Data Dr. Andrea Villanti, Center on Behavior and Health  
May 28 2020 Palliative Care and Advance Care Planning Monica Ogleby, Vermont Department of Health
Linda Martinez, Vermont Department of Health Access
Marietta Scholten, Vermont Department of Health Access
Dr. Stephen Berns, UVM Medical Center
Jill Duell, UVM Medical Center
Cindy Bruzzese, VT Ethics Network

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Recorded Presentations and Materials
Date Topic Recording
9/27/2018 Public Health Social Marketing Evaluation  Watch Recording
5/24/2018 WISEWOMAN Economic Evaluation Watch Recording
4/26/2018 Alzheimer's as a Public Health Issue in Vermont Watch Recording
3/15/2018 Achieving Health Equity: The Opportunity and the Mandate Watch Recording
1/25/2018 Help Me Grow Vermont Watch Recording
09/28/2017 Injury Burden Watch Recording
08/24/2017 Cultural Brokers Providing Screening, Brief Intervention and Referral to Treatment (SBIRT) Watch Recording
06/22/2017 Children thrive when we respond to their realities: How we can improve child health through policies that address and alleviate economic hardships Watch Recording
05/25/2017 Bringing Data to Life: The Power of Storytelling in Evaluation and Health Promotion Watch Recording
03/22/2017 Marijuana Legalization: Lessons Learned from Washington State and Colorado Watch Recording
10/27/2016 Opioids in Vermont: Prevalence, Risk, and Impact Presentation Slides