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Medicine Grand Rounds - Public Health and Dermatology – From Policy to Pox

Dr. Lushniak enthusiastically supports public health theory from surveillance to response, as a way to prevent risk, and promote and prolong good health. He cites the regulation of tanning beds as an example of how physicians can influence health policy and compliance with a call to action to limit or eliminate access to a carcinogenic hazard. He cites anthrax and smallpox as examples of bioterrorism where dermatologists may have early warning to a potential outbreak or occupational threat and have an integral role to play in public health.

Activity Details

Start Date:  January 22, 2021
End Date:  January 22, 2024

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Learning Outcome

Participants will be able to discuss the public health environment and our role as physicians in that environment, name the core public health functions as they apply to emerging threats and identify the main public health bio threats with dermatologic features.

  • Boris D. Lushniak, MD, MPH
    Dean and Professor, University of Maryland School of Public Health
    Rear Admiral (retired), US Public Health Service

    About our presenter: 
    Rear Admiral (retired) Boris D. Lushniak, MD, MPH received his BS and MD from Northwestern University, his MPH from Harvard, and completed residencies in family medicine and dermatology. He began his US Public Health Service (USPHS) career in the Epidemic Intelligence Service and was part of the team at Ground Zero and the CDC anthrax team. He has served as the Department Chair of Preventive Medicine and Professor of Dermatology at the Uniformed Services University, was the US Deputy Surgeon General (SG) from 2010-15, and Acting SG from 2013-14. During the Ebola response in 2015 he commanded the USPHS Monrovia Medical Unit in Liberia.

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