Former California public health officer to speak Oct. 10

Author: Erik Runyon


Dr. Richard Jackson, former director of the National Center for Environmental Health at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and former public health officer for California, will present a lecture titledUrban Sprawl and Public Well-Being: How Urban Planners and Architects are Health Leadersat 4:30 p.m. Oct. 10 (Monday) in Room 104 of Bond Hall at the University of Notre Dame.

Sponsored by Notre DamesSchoolofArchitecture, the presentation is free and open to the public. Jackson, who currently is a professor of environmental health at theUniversityofCalifornia,Berkeley, will speak on suburban sprawl and its negative effect on human health.

Jacksonwas graduated from the University of California (UC)SchoolofMedicineatSan Francisco, where, during his residency, he took time off to serve as an officer in the CDCs Epidemic Intelligence Service. He then earned his master of public health degree from UC Berkeley and began working as a public health medical officer with the California Department of Health Services.

In 1994,Jacksonwas selected to be director of theNationalCenterfor Environmental Health. In 2003, he served as the CDC directors senior advisor and co-led the organizations strategic planning process areas related to health systems. He served from April 2004 to this past June as the California Department of Health Services public health officer.

The presentation is part of theSchoolofArchitectures 2005-06 lecture seriesArchitecture and its Allied Disciplines.More information on the series can be found on the Web at .

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