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Talking Public Health: America's Second Language
Friday, October 5, 2007 - 12:00pm to Friday, October 5, 2007 - 1:00pm

Larry Wallack, Dr.P.H. – Dean, College of Urban and Public Affairs

Friday, October 5, noon - 1 p.m.
PSU Distance Learning Center, URBN 303

On Friday, October 5, Dr. Larry Wallack will be featured at the inaugural edition of the Public Health Seminar Series. His presentation will take place from noon to 12:30 p.m., followed by an open discussion and question-and-answer session from 12:30 - 1 p.m. Food and beverages will be provided, and students, faculty and community members are welcome to attend.

This series of monthly seminars is being sponsored by the Oregon Master of Public Health Program and the Center for Healthy Communities at OHSU as part of an effort to provide diverse forums for learning and exploration to O.M.P.H. students. All students in the M.P.H. program are encouraged to take part and use the opportunity to learn, mingle, socialize and eat.

More About Dr. Wallack
B.A. 1972 (urban studies) Franklin and Marshall College; M.S. 1974 (alcohol studies) University of Arizona; M.P.H. 1978, Dr.P.H. 1982 University of California, Berkeley

Dr. Wallack's primary interest is in the role of mass communication, particularly the news media, in shaping public health issues. His current research is on how public health issues are framed in print and broadcast news. He is principal author of "Media Advocacy and Public Health: Power for Prevention" (Sage Publications, 1993) and "News for a Change: An Advocate's Guide to Working with the Media" (Sage Publications, 1999). He is also co-editor of "Mass Communications and Public Health: Complexities and Conflicts" (Sage, 1990). He has also published extensively on topics related to prevention, health promotion and community interventions. Specific content areas of his research and intervention work have included alcohol, tobacco, violence, handguns, sexually transmitted diseases, cervical and breast cancer, affirmative action, suicide and childhood lead poisoning.