12TH Week UConn Graduate Program in Public Health 

November 15th to November 17th, 2022 


Tuesday, November 15, 2022, 6:00pm to 7:30pm 

Title: “Public Health on the Ballot: Connecting Voting, Policy, and Population Health.” 

Zoom Webinar: https://uconn-edu.zoom.us/j/99322654235 

 Dawn Hunter, JD, MPH is Network for Public Health Law’s Southeastern Region Director. Dawn’s work focuses on research, analysis, implementation, and capacity building related to the use of law and policy to improve health outcomes and advance racial equity. She previously served as deputy state health official in New Mexico, where she led legislative planning and policy development, strategic planning, performance management, and public health accreditation. Currently, Dawn leads an ongoing assessment of declarations of racism as a public health crisis and related efforts to address health inequities. In the past year, she has been collaborating with partners in the Collaborative for Anti-Racism and Equity. She also focuses on strategies to improve health outcomes through civic engagement and served as the lead author of the Health & Democracy Index. Dawn has an A.B. in English Literature from Princeton University, a B.S. in Microbiology and an MPH in Global Communicable Disease from the University of South Florida, and a J.D. from Stetson University College of Law. 



Thursday, November 17, 2022, 6:00pm to 7:30pm 

Title: “Social Connections, Trust, and Social Support: Implications for Community Health” 

Zoom Webinar: https://uconn-edu.zoom.us/j/96782761101 

 Renata Schiavo, Ph.D., MA, CCL is a public health, healthcare, global health, health equity, and health communication specialist with more than 25+ years of experience in a variety of settings, including the United States and several countries in Europe, Latin America, and Africa. Dr. Schiavo is the author of the internationally acclaimed book, Health Communication: From Theory to as well as 45+ publications and 150+ scientific presentations. She also serves as Founder and Board President of Health Equity Initiative (HEI) and is a Senior Lecturer at Columbia University Mailman School of Public Health. 

Read her full bio here: https://www.renataschiavo.com/about.html