Tomás J. Aragón , M.D., Dr. P.H.
Director and State Public Health Officer
California Department of Public Health
Saturday, September 30, 2023,
Take part in an extraordinary workshop designed to inspire the next generation of medical professionals and public health advocates. Hosted by Dr. Tomás Aragón, a prominent leader who overcame significant obstacles to become a transformative force in public health, this workshop offers a unique blend of insights and practical guidance.
Dr. Aragón’s 20-year career is marked by pioneering efforts in communicable disease control, public health emergency preparedness, and chronic disease epidemiology. As the director of the California Department of Public Health, he passionately champions equity, antiracism, healing, and universal health.
This workshop will immerse you in the world of public health, focusing on the essential role of diversity and service. You’ll explore strategies to understand and serve communities effectively, harnessing the power of collaboration to make a meaningful impact.
Join us to cultivate your vision, strengthen your leadership skills, and start your journey toward a rewarding career in public health. Secure your spot today and become a part of tomorrow’s healers.
About the Speaker:
Dr. Tomás Aragón serves as the director of the California Department of Public Health and the State Public Health Officer, since January 4, 2021. Prior to coming to CDPH, he was the health officer for the City and County of San Francisco and director of the public health division.
Dr. Aragón has served in public health leadership roles for more than 20 years (communicable disease controller, deputy health officer, health officer, community health and chronic disease epidemiologist), including directing a public health emergency preparedness and response research and training center at the University of California, Berkeley School of Public Health.
As CDPH director, striving to embody and promote the universal values of dignity, equity, compassion and humility, he works through collaborative partnerships to mobilize communities and institutions to transform policies and systems towards a culture of equity, antiracism, healing and health for all people and our planet. As State Public Health Officer, he exercises leadership and legal authority to protect health and prevent disease.
Dr. Aragón graduated from the University of California, Berkeley (B.A., Molecular Biology; Dr.P.H., Epidemiology), Harvard Medical School (M.D.), Harvard School of Public Health (M.P.H.), and Stanford University (certification in Strategic Decision and Risk Management in Healthcare). He completed his clinical and research training at University of California, San Francisco (San Francisco General Hospital Primary Care Internal Medicine; Clinical Infectious Diseases; and Traineeship in AIDS Prevention Studies).
Register for Free:
Topic: Empowering Tomorrow’s Healers: Diversity & Service in Public Health – A Workshop for Aspiring PreMed Students & Leaders
When: Saturday, Sept 30, 10:00 AM Pacific Time (US and Canada)
After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the webinar.
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