CPH Innovate Discussion Series – Dr. Benedict Truman, NCHHSTP, CDC
Join us Thursday, March 11, 2021 at 1:00 p.m. on Zoom for our first seminar in our new UGA College of Public Health Innovate Research Discussion Series featuring Benedict I. Truman, MD, MPH, FACPM, Associate Director for Science, National Center for HIV/AIDS, Viral Hepatitis, STD, and TB Prevention, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. The title of his talk is “Differential Association of Federal Domestic HIV Funding with HIV Death Rates, by Race/Ethnicity — United States, 1999–2017.”
Everyone is welcome to attend! Register at this link: https://zoom.us/meeting/register/tJItcuusqTkrG9YHNN30m69yGcZLFc7njXgm
About our Speaker: Benedict I. Truman, MD, MPH, FACPM is the Associate Director for Science (ADS) in the National Center for HIV/AIDS, Viral Hepatitis, STD, and TB Prevention (NCHHSTP) at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). As ADS, he directs the Office of the Associate Director for Science, oversees the assurance of science quality, integrity, and ethics in NCHHSTP; and he provides second-level supervision of the Extramural Research Program Office in NCHHSTP that serves CDC’s three infectious disease centers. As a member of the Editorial Board, Dr. Truman serves as the Consulting Editor for Infectious Diseases for the Journal of Public Health Management & Practice since 2014.
Since joining CDC in 1983 as an Epidemic Intelligence Service (EIS) Officer, Dr. Truman has served as a field epidemiologist at The Monroe County Health Department in Rochester New York during 1983-85, and medical epidemiologist in infectious diseases at the New York State Health Department during 1985-1989. Science leadership positions at CDC include (1) Associate Director for Science, Division of Adolescent & School Health, National Center for Chronic Disease Prevention and Health Promotion during 1989-91; (2) Chief, Chronic Disease Surveillance Branch in NCCDPHP during 1991-1995; (3) Senior Scientist, Community Guide, Division of Prevention Research & Analytic Methods, Epidemiology Program Office during 1995-2000; (4) Associate Director for Science, CDC’s Office of Minority Health & Health Equity during 2000-2010; (5) Associate Director for Science, Epidemiology & Analysis Program Office, Office of Surveillance Epidemiology & Laboratory Services during 2010-2011; and (6) current job since July 2011.
Dr. Truman earned a Bachelor of Science in Chemistry in 1975 and Doctor of Medicine in 1979 at Howard University in Washington DC; and a Master of Public Health in 1981 at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health in Baltimore Maryland. He completed Residency in Preventive Medicine and Public Health at Johns Hopkins, where he served as Chief Resident during 1982-83. Dr. Truman is board certified in preventive medicine and public health and is a Fellow of the American College of Preventive Medicine (FACPM). His expertise and interests include applied epidemiologic methods and research synthesis for infectious diseases, chronic diseases, preventive services guidelines, minority health and health disparities, adolescent and school health.
This seminar is hosted by the CPH Health Disparities Research Working Group. For more information, contact Adam Chen.