New developments and opportunities in education, infrastructure/transportation and health policy research are the focus of the fourth annual Talking Policy in the Queen City.
A virtual event scheduled for Friday, Feb. 11, Talking Policy in the Queen City is sponsored by the UNC Charlotte Public Policy Doctoral Program, which is celebrating its 20th anniversary. Registration is free and open to the public.
In addition to the public policy panel discussions, the event will feature the plenary address “Critical Issues for Public Health and Policy” from Marcus Plescia, the chief medical officer for the Association of State and Territorial Health Officials (ASTHO), a national nonprofit organization representing the public health agencies of the United States, U.S. territories and District of Columbia. He provides medical leadership and expertise across the agency and oversees ASTHO’s portfolio of chronic disease prevention and control programs. During the COVID-19 epidemic he has served as ASHTO’s principal spokesperson and primary liaison to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Plescia received his medical degree, Master of Public Health and bachelor’s degree from UNC Chapel Hill. He trained in family medicine at Montefiore Medical Center in the Bronx, New York.
The UNC Charlotte Urban Institute, the Department of Public Health Sciences and the Gerald G. Fox Master of Public Administration Program are cosponsors for the 2022 Talking Policy in the Queen City. The Pam Fawcett-Brandon and William P. Brandon Endowment for the Graduate Public Policy Program provided support.