Master of Public Health

National Public Health Week 2022

Hofstra University’s School of Health Professions and Human Services is proud to offer events in celebration of the American Public Health Association’s observation of National Public Health Week. Our events this year are offered either in-person or online. For in-person events, all Hofstra community members and guests must adhere to Hofstra University’s COVID-19 policies regarding vaccination. All guests must be fully vaccinated and provide proof of vaccination. Please visit the Together Again webpage for more information.

National Public Health Week Event Series 2022

National Public Health Week,, an initiative of the American Public Health Association
National Public Health Week, Hofstra University


Click each event to view full event description.

March 30th-April 13th

Steps Plus: Hofstra Fitness and Health Challenge 2022


In recognition of Exercise is Medicine Month in May 2022 and National Public Health Week in April 2022 (and the collaborative advocacy efforts exercise and public health professionals conduct in promoting active lifestyles for better health) the Exercise is Medicine on Hofstra Campus pre-professional club and the Future Healthcare Leaders (undergraduate Exercise Physiology and graduate Health Administration program student clubs) will be sponsoring the Steps Plus: Hofstra Fitness and Health Challenge. This is a two-week team competition from March 30th-April 13th, 2022. Teams of 2-5 people including current undergraduate or graduate students, faculty and staff are invited to participate. Exercise is Medicine on College Campus Month is October so be ready for another challenge then too!

The goal of the challenge is to accumulate as many steps as possible each day throughout the two weeks (a team average for each day will be recorded). In addition to steps acquired through walking, jogging, and other activities throughout the day, steps will be 'awarded' for time spent participating in mental health promotion activities and for completing health challenges posted daily on the Steps Plus Blackboard page. Gift prizes of $300, $200, and $100 will be awarded to the teams finishing 1st, 2nd, and 3rd!

(ALL team members must sign up individually). This event is FREE but we would request each person participating donate a non-perishable food item for donation to the Hofstra University Pride Pantry. Please direct any questions to Dr. Katie Sell at

Sunday, April 3rd

Starting Point:  Hofstra Fitness Center


Join us for our 5K fun run/walk on April 3rd, 2021. Registration will begin at 9:30AM at the Hofstra Fitness Center. The cost is for registration is to provide a donated non-perishable item to the Hofstra Food Pantry. This event is sponsored by the Society of Public Health Advocates graduate student organization.

Monday, April 4th

8th Annual Student Film Competition
Virtual Event


Teams of students from across Hofstra University compete for best short video, addressing the following topics related to building resilient communities and its relation to health. A professional panel of judges will award prizes to the winning videos.

Special thanks to Lawrence Levy, Associate Vice President and Executive Dean of the National Center for Suburban Studies at Hofstra University for their very generous donation.

Circle of Care: Our Integrated Care Management approach to Population Health
Virtual Event


CABS Health Network will discuss the strategic layering of services in becoming a Care Management organization to create the CABS Circle of Care around our existing clients and the community.  This value based approach includes a post-acute philosophy that reduces readmissions.

Tuesday, April 5th

Aging Café: Strategies for Optimal Brain and Body Health
David S. Mack Student Center Plaza Rooms


Attendees will visit multiple stations where they will engage in conversations and interactive activities to expand their understanding about aging in a positive, supportive environment. Station topics will include: Aging and Health, Wellness and Prevention, Age-Friendly Healthcare, and Communication Considerations. A dessert buffet will be available.

What is Population Health and Why Does it Matter?
Leo A Guthart Cultural Center Theater


An interactive panel discussion about population health, the different components (population health management, public health, health informatics), and how it relates to the future of healthcare. The session “What is Population Health and Why Does it Matter?” will begin with the audience submitting their answers on their phones to this question via a polling phone application that creates live word clouds and will be projected on a screen. In addition to two national experts, this session will also feature three local community members who are engaged in the work of population health. Attendees of this session will learn about population health, understand the direction that healthcare is moving in, and the skills needed for future health careers.


Martine Hackett
Associate Professor Department of Population Health School of Health Professions and Human Services Hofstra University


Rebecca Sanin
CEO and President
Health and Welfare Council of Long Island

David Nemiroff
President and CEO
Long Island Federally Qualified Health Centers

Zenobia Brown, MD
Vice President
Population Health Care Management
Northwell Health Solutions

Wednesday, April 6th

Plan Van Mobile Testing Site

The Plan Van is a mobile testing site for HIV and STD testing through Planned Parenthood. Planned Parenthood also offers students counseling and free to low cost resources, such as PrEP HIV prevention medication. The Plan Van visits Hofstra every other Wednesday, and this semester will be on campus from 12:00pm to 3:00pm. The testing takes about twenty minutes in total, so to avoid extensive wait, students and faculty can sign up for a slot. To sign up visit the SGA instagram linktree (@hofstrasga)!

This event is sponsored by Hofstra University's Student Government Association.

Health and Human Services Career & Internship Fair
Weller Hall, Lower Level Multi-Purpose Room


The Center for Career Design and Development will bring to Hofstra’s campus representatives from local health focused organizations who are seeking to meet with students who are interested in seeking careers in the varied and interdisciplinary fields the health industry has to offer.

For Hofstra students and alumni only.

The State of H.O.P.E. presents: Community Approaches to Mental Health
Virtual Event


Hofstra’s Health Policy Fellow, Hon. Kemp Hannon, will facilitate a discussion around mental health and hygiene. Community approaches to mental health vary but can offer great progress for both individuals and populations. Expert panelists will offer their vision for future practices from clinical, research, and advocacy perspectives.


Hon. Kemp Hannon
NYS Senator (Ret.) 6th District 1989-2018
Health Policy Fellow
School of Health Professions and Human Services
Hofstra University


Laurie Johnson, PhD
Professor and Joseph L Dionne Endowed Chair for Teaching, Learning, and Leadership
Department of Counseling and Mental Health Professions
School of Health Professions and Human Services
Hofstra University

Manish Sapra, MD
Executive Director
Behavioral Health Services
Northwell Health
Assistant Professor
Donald and Barbara Zucker School of Medicine at Hofstra/Northwell

Jeffrey Reynolds, PhD
President and Chief Executive Officer
Family and Children’s Association

Building Back a Resilient Workforce
The David S Mack Student Center Theater


The 2022 National Public Health Week (NPHW) theme is Public Health is Where You Are. Wednesday’s theme is Community: Collaboration and Resilience. As we are working to see the end of the COVID-19 pandemic many aspects of healthcare, communities and environment have evolved. The program will look towards the future and with a focus to rebuild back a resilient workforce to support our communities and workforce in order to achieve better overall health including better mental health outcomes and stronger, healthier communities.


Carle Marie Memnon, ’98, ’13, DHA, MBA, MA, FACHE
Assistant Vice President, Academic Training
Hospital for Special Surgery


David Gill, PhD
Vice President
Culture & Experience Team
Northwell Health

Julius Johnson, DNP, RN, FNP-BC
President, Greater New York City Black Nurses Association
Associate Professor,
Chair of Faculty Affairs,
Director of Family Nurse Practitioner Program
Long Island University – School of Nursing (LIU Brooklyn)

Sandra Scott, MD
Executive Director
One Brooklyn Health
Brookdale Hospital Medical Center

Thursday, April 7th

5th Grand Annual Audiology Debate: Use of Crowdsensing in Audiology and Other Health Disciplines
David S Mack Student Center MPR East


Crowdsensing is the extraction of data via several personal mobile devices and the collective deployment of such data for achieving large scale objectives. For instance, traffic reporting through the Waze navigation app. Advantages of using crowdsensing technology include real-time access to data, instant updates to dynamic situations, and the potential to change public policy. Challenges of using crowdsensing include privacy protocols, implementation issues, and the possibility of misuse of collected data. This student-led debate, relevant to the National Public Health Week 2022 theme of ‘The power of community in health’, will explore both sides of this important and timely topic.

Featured Panelists include:

Tae Hong Park, PhD
Associate Professor of Music Composition and Technology, NYU

Aniruddha K. Deshpande, PhD, CCC-A
Associate Professor, Department of Speech-Language-Hearing Sciences, Hofstra University

Delta Omega Careers in Public Health Panel Event
Virtual Event


Public health is a growing and diverse field that encompasses a variety of career paths. From traditionally medical and research-based, to community organizations. Although working in public health is an exciting concept, too many options can leave many students and graduates feeling overwhelmed about the job search process. This event allows attendees to listen, ask questions, and engage with public health professionals working across the core disciplines of public health. Our panel of distinguished public health practitioners will provide knowledge, advice, and tools that cannot be acquired through coursework and textbooks. This is an opportunity you do not want to miss! This event is co-sponsored by Hofstra's Delta Kappa Chapter of the Delta Omega Public Health Honors Society and Public Health Alumni Association.

Featured Panelists:

Margaret Wayne, MPH
Graduate Research Assistant | Research, and Surveillance Unit, Division of Nutrition, NYS DOH
BRITE Program Manager | Docs for Tots

Johanna Andrews Adlam, Ph.D., MPH
Founder & CEO | Premier Excellence LLC

Emily Julian, RN BSN, MPH
Assistant Director of Program Planning & Evaluation - Infectious Disease Reentry Treatment | NYC Health & Hospitals

Pamela A. Smith, JD, MPH
Attorney | Office of Public Health Legal Affairs | Nassau County Department of Health

Douglas C. Lambert, MD, MPH
Obesity Medicine Clinician Researcher
Assistant Professor of Medicine
Northwell Health Center for Weight Management
Department of General Internal Medicine

Friday, April 8th

Resiliency Through Policy: How Advocacy Leads to Equity
Virtual Event


Join New York State Senator Anna Kaplan and New York State Assemblywoman Judy Griffin for a joint forum on the impact public policy can have on fostering resilient communities.

Focusing on recent policy initiatives which support individuals who have experienced trauma, and communities that have been adversely impacted,  Sen. Kaplan and Assem. Griffin will share their perspective on how advocacy efforts assist how our leaders in public service to legislate (or enact) change.

A guided question and answer period will follow remarks.


Keith Scott
Director of Education The Safe Center

Featured Speakers:

Hon. Anna Kaplan
New York State Senator NY Senate District 7

Hon. Judy Griffin
New York State Assemblywoman NYS Assembly District 21

Dangerous Signs in Your Mouth: Preventative Actions You Can Take for Dental and Oral Health Care
Virtual Event


There’s a lot more to dentistry then teeth. Learn how early warning signs and treatment can prolong your overall health and life expectancy. Practicing good oral hygiene has more positive impacts than having your mouth feel minty fresh.


Marc Addelberg, DDS- Pediatric Dentist
Founding Senior Partner
Adelberg Montalvan Pediatric Dental and Orthodontic

While attending a Hofstra National Public Health event, please be sure to use the hashtag #HofNPHW22

Thank you to our sponsors!


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Questions? Please contact Senior Assistant Dean Anthony Porcelli, EdD at