Public Health Grand Rounds: Thomas Farley, MD, MPH

APR 07, 2014 | 4:30 PM TO 6:00 PM

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WHERE:

The Graduate Center
365 Fifth Avenue

ROOM:

9204

WHEN:

April 07, 2014: 4:30 PM-6:00 PM

CONTACT INFO:

ADMISSION:

Free

Description

A pediatrician by training, Thomas Farley began his public health career as an Epidemic Intelligence Officer with the CDC and later served as medical officer at the Louisiana Office of Public Health. Dr. Farley was NYC Commissioner of Health from 2009-­‐2013, and led 6,000 employees and supervised an annual budget of $1.5 million. As Commissioner, he advocated for groundbreaking public health policies in NYC, including making parks and beaches smoke-­‐free, prohibiting price discounting of cigarettes, raising the legal sales age of tobacco, capping the portion size of sugary drinks, and restricting the burning of air-polluting dirty fuels to heat buildings. During his tenure, mortality rates in NYC fell sharply and life expectancy rose, more so than in the rest of the United States. Dr. Farley will discuss “Promoting Health in the Bloomberg Administration: Wins, Losses, and Lessons Learned.”

Wine and cheese reception will follow.

The DPH Program’s Public Health Grand Rounds is a monthly lecture series that focuses on interdisciplinary public health issues. For more information or to join our mailing list, visit go to http://bit.ly/dphgrandrounds.

A pediatrician by training, Thomas Farley began his public health career as an Epidemic Intelligence Officer with the CDC and later served as medical officer at the Louisiana Office of Public Health. Dr. Farley was NYC Commissioner of Health from 2009-­‐2013, and led 6,000 employees and supervised an annual budget of $1.5 million. As Commissioner, he advocated for groundbreaking public health policies in NYC, including making parks and beaches smoke-­‐free, prohibiting price discounting of cigarettes, raising the legal sales age of tobacco, capping the portion size of sugary drinks, and restricting the burning of air-polluting dirty fuels to heat buildings. - See more at: http://www.gc.cuny.edu/Page-Elements/Academics-Research-Centers-Initiatives/Doctoral-Programs/Public-Health-%28DPH%29/Public-Health-Grand-Rounds/Thomas-Farley,-MD,-MPH#sthash.ZBrJH8y7.dpuf