Spring 2021 MPH Speaker Series

Event Date
Mar 24, 2021
6:00 pm
7:30 pm

 Spring 2021 Master of Public Health Virtual Speaker Series From Local to Global: Public Health and the COVID-19 Pandemic 

Time for a change: The impact of COVID-19 on Black, Indigenous, and People of Color. What does change look like?

County, state, and national organizations discuss how they are making healthcare system changes to address health disparities experienced by BIPOC communities exposed by the COVID-19 pandemic.


  • Anatole Manzi, PhD, MPhil, MSPH Deputy Chief Medical Officer, Clinical Quality and Health Systems Strengthening, Partners In Health 

  • Fanny Jimbo Llapa ‘18, MPH’20 Community Health Worker, Wellshare International

  • Dai Vu, MPH '98 COVID-19 Coordinators Supervisor, Cultural, Faith, and Disability Branch, Center for Health Equity, Minnesota Department of Health

  • Fartun Weli, MPH Executive Director, Isuroon

  • Kimberly Spates, MPNA

Chief Operations Officer, NorthPoint Health & Wellness Center, Inc.



Elizabeth Allen, PhD, MPH Assistant Professor of Public Health

About this MPH Speaker Series: In this three-part series, hear from St. Kate's alumni and local and international partners about their role in pandemic relief, pivoting resources, and how COVID-19 is contributing to disparities and hidden pandemics worldwide. Conversations will focus on innovations, adaptation, discoveries, and lessons that may shape preparedness for future global health crises. 

This speaker series is open to the public. Registration is required. Register in the Event URL provided. You will receive a Zoom link via the email address you provide before each event. Please contact lshammond@stkate.edu with any questions.


Special thanks to the GHR Foundation for providing funding support for this speaker series.