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Fall 2021 Events

Author Q&A

Join Maryn McKenna, journalist, best-selling author and CSHH Senior Fellow, as she sits down with different health authors for a question & answer session spanning a range of health topics.

Geoff Manaugh and Nicola Twilley | Wednesday, September 29 • 6:30-7:30pm

Until Proven Safe: The History and Future of Quarantine

Daisy Hérnandez| Wednesday, October 13 • 6:30-7:30pm

The Kissing Bug: A True Story of a Family, an Insect, and a Nation's Neglect of a Deadly Disease

Dr. Cassandra Quave| Tuesday, October 26 • 5:30-6:30pm

The Plant Hunter: A Scientist’s Quest for Nature’s Next Medicines

Olivia Campbell | Wednesday, November 10 • 6:30-7:30pm

Women in White Coats: How the First Women Doctors Changes the World of Medicine



The COVID-19 pandemic has exposed all of us to various forms of isolation. This year's Center for the Study of Human Health's 2021-2022 "Relational Health" Speaker's Series will explore the ways that isolation and social connectedness impact our physical and mental health. 

Better Together?: Social Connectedness and Physical Health | Tuesday, September 14 • 4:00-5:30pm

Dr. Ellen Idler
Professor of Sociology & Director of Graduate Studies, Emory University

Dr. Heeju Sohn
Assistant Professor of Sociology, Emory University

Dr. Jennifer Mascaro
Assistant Professor, Division of Preventive Medicine, Department of Family and Preventive Medicine, Emory University School of Medicine

The Impact of Social Isolation on Older Adults | Wednesday, November 17 • 4:00-5:30pm

Suzette Binford
Therapeutics Program Manager, Charles and Harriet Shaffer Cognitive Empowerment Program

Ginny Helms
President & CEO, LeadingAge Georgia

Heather Bogle
Admissions Director, The Fountainview Center for Alzheimer’s Disease



Join us for our Human Health Netflix watch parties, followed by a live Q&A session.

"Birth Wars" | Thursday, October 14 • 7:00-9:00pm

Hosted by Rachel Hall-Clifford, followed by a discussion with filmmaker Janet Jarman

"The Bleeding Edge" | Wednesday, October 20 • 8:00-9:00pm

Hosted by Dr. Chris Eagle



Health Q&A

CSHH Senior Lecturer Chris Eagle interviews health experts, ethicists, and writers to get their unique perspectives on the past six months and what’s to come. Watch his interviews on YouTube, then join us for an intimate Q&A with these experts.

Vaccine Hesitancy and the Future of Covid | Tuesday, September 14 • 8:00pm

Dr. Craig Klugman
Bioethicist, DePaul University

How Institutions Respond to Sexual Assault | Monday, October 18 • 5:30pm

Michelle Bowdler
Executive Director of Health & Wellness, Tufts University
Author of 'Is Rape A Crime?' (Longlisted for the National Book Award)