Rohan Radhakrishna

Fri Feb 3: A Day in the Life of a Public Health Doctor and Chief Equity Officer

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Rohan Radhakrishna, MD, MPH, MS
Deputy Director, Chief Equity Officer,
California Department of Public Health (CDPH)
Friday, February 3, 2023
5pm-6:30pm PST

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Workshop Description:
Are you interested in public health? Are you interested in Health Equity? Do you want to know the opportunities available in Public Health? Do you want to get involved in Public Health early in your career? Are you curious about summer and academic year opportunities? Opportunities during your gap year?
Then you must attend, listen, and ask questions of Dr. Radhakrishna, who will share his journey as Deputy Director and Chief Equity Officer at the California Department of Public Health.

About the Speaker:
Dr. Rohan Radhakrishna (Ro-hawn Raw-the-krish-nuh) was appointed by Governor Gavin Newsom in 2021 and confirmed by the Senate to lead the Office of Health Equity (OHE). He serves as a Deputy Director, Chief Equity Officer, and Tribal Liaison for the California Department of Public Health (CDPH). He strives to uphold the universal values of love, dignity, and transformation. He believes that inequity in a world of abundance is morally and socially unacceptable. He aims to advance partnerships to change narratives and power structures to help create a California for All. 
Rohan supports California’s COVID-19 equity work and leads OHE’s broad portfolio: advancing anti-racism through a Racial Health Equity Initiative, advancing Health in All Policies including California’s climate change planning, advancing behavioral wellness and resiliency for diverse populations through the California Reducing Disparities Project, promoting gender health equity including the Transgender Wellness and Equity Fund, and meeting OHE’s statutory mandate. He also serves as Co-Chair of the CalHHS Agency JEDI (Justice, Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion) Committee and as a board member of the National Association of State Offices of Minority Health (NASOMH) representing Region 9.  
Rohan has 20 years of experience learning from and working with impacted communities. He spent 10 years at a local health department most recently serving as Co-Chair of the Health Equity Committee at the California Conference of Local Health Officers since 2019, Deputy Health Officer for Contra Costa County since 2018, and Chair of the Department of Family and Adult Medicine from 2015 to 2019. His local experience responding to the COVID-19 pandemic, power shutoffs, wildfire smoke, and heat emergencies has solidified his commitment to addressing the overlapping public health crises of climate change and structural racism
Rohan brings a global perspective to California’s diverse population having lived and worked abroad as a Fulbright Scholar in Ecuador, a Public Health Consultant in Africa with UNICEF and the Norwegian Refugee Council, a Rotary Ambassador Scholar in India, and the Assistant to the U.S. Ambassador at Doctors Without Borders. His efforts always focus on building healthy communities in partnership with impacted populations.
Rohan graduated from Stanford University (B.A. in Human Biology, Concentration in Cross-Cultural Medicine, and Honors in Latin American Studies), the University of California, Berkeley (M.P.H and M.S), Christian Medical College in Vellore, India (certificate in Infectious Disease), and University of California, San Francisco (M.D.). He completed his Family Medicine residency at Contra Costa Health Services.

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Topic: A Day in the Life of a Public Health Doctor and Chief Equity Officer
When: Friday, February 3, 5:00 PM Pacific Time (US and Canada)

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Dr Rohan’s Powerpoint Presentation