2013 Social Science Conference
Health and Inequality: Social Determinants of Health
February 19th - 23rd, 2013
Anna Odegaard is a policy specialist at SEIU Healthcare Minnesota, a
Michael Oakes, Ph.D.
The Social Determinants of Health: Past, Present, Future
This lecture is a Wellness Center Swiped Event.
Timothy H. Holtz, '86
Social Inequalities and HIV in Asia: The Search for New Prevention Methods
Timothy H. Holtz, MD, MPH, FACP, is the Director of the HIV/STD Research Program at the Thailand Ministry of Public Health – U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Collaboration (TUC) in Bangkok, Thailand, and is a Captain in the US Public Health Service. Dr. Holtz entered the CDC as part of the Epidemic Intelligence Service in 1999, was intensely involved with the CDC response to the World Trade Center Disaster and anthrax attacks in 2001, and from 2002–2009 worked in southern Africa, Eastern Europe, and South America on multidrug-resistant tuberculosis (MDR TB) control and TB/HIV program capacity building. Currently, he oversees clinical prevention research activities on HIV and STDs, including clinical trials of pre-exposure prophylaxis against HIV using antiretroviral medications among intravenous drug users and high-risk men who have sex with men.
A graduate of St. Olaf College and the University of Iowa Medical School, Dr. Holtz trained in primary care medicine at Harvard University/Cambridge Hospital, Cambridge MA, after which he worked with the Tibetan Government-in-exile in the Indian Himalaya while on a Health and Human Rights fellowship from the Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons. He is board certified in internal medicine as well as preventive medicine, and was elected as a Fellow in the American College of Physicians in 2003. Dr. Holtz is an assistant professor of global health at the Rollins School of Public Health at Emory University, and has taught courses in TB and health and human rights there, and began an elective in human rights and social medicine for medical students. He is a founding member of Doctors for Global Health (DGH), a non-governmental organization that runs health and human rights programs in Central America, South America, and Africa, and served on its board from 1997–2003. The core principles of DGH are firmly rooted in social justice and human rights, delivering quality medical care and fostering social rights among impoverished and marginalized communities. Along with Drs. Anne-Emanuelle Birn and Yogan Pillay, Dr. Holtz is a co-editor of the 3rd edition (2009) of the Oxford University Press’ Textbook of International Health: Global Health in a Dynamic World. His medical memoir of working in India with Tibetan refugees, entitled “A Doctor in Little Lhasa: One Year in Dharamsala with the Tibetans in Exile” was published in 2009. In 2003 he was made a Fellow in the American College of Physicians. He has received multiple awards from the US Public Health Service, American Public Health Association, and University of Iowa College of Medicine.
Anna Odegaard - "The Minnesota Health Insurance Exchange: An Inside Look"
Michael Oakes, Ph.D. - "The Social Determinants of Health: Past, Present, Future"
Dr. Timmothy Holtz -Social Inequalities and HIV in Asia: The Search for New Prevention Methods
Past Social Science Conference lectures can be viewed at: Social Science Conference Keynote Streams