JSCC Honors Program to host public health lecture

The honors program of Jackson State Community College will host Public Health Journey and Future Directions on Wednesday, April 7. The lecture will be held on Zoom and led by Dr. Tanya Telfair LeBlanc, a Senior Health Scientist with the Center for Disease Control and Prevention.

Dr. Tanya Telfair LeBlanc’s work includes HIV/AIDS epidemiology, post 9/11 Anthrax outbreak investigations, social determinants of health in infectious disease prevention, and national public health emergency preparedness. Dr. LeBlanc was recently deployed to serve as Associate Director of Science on the State, Tribal, Local, and Territorial COVID-19 Task Force. Currently, she serves as Senior Health Scientist/Epidemiologist for the National Center for Environmental Health, working to reduce lead exposure among children and adults. Along her career path, she developed specializations in infectious disease epidemiology, maternal and child health, medical sociology, social epidemiology, and social determinants of health and health equity.

The Zoom conference will begin at 11:00 a.m. on Wednesday, April 7. To attend, visit https://us02web.zoom.us/j/86793238862 and use meeting ID: 867 9323 8862.