December 1, 2016

Thank you, Dr. Gillings, for an inspiring commencement address!

“Your challenge [as public health graduates] will be to make public health the management leader by using evidence to establish health policy and decision making for consequential problems, nationally and globally, and also at state and local levels. Let us change the public discourse on health care from a political blame-game to an evidence-based discussion about what works.”

— Dennis Gillings, PhD, CBE (May 7, 2016)

All photos by Brian Strickland.

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