CSUMB students, Dean Britt Rios-Ellis, Congressman Jim Clyburn

National health conference has CSUMB flavor

The National Conference on Health Disparities took place Nov. 5-8 in Long Beach, and CSU Monterey Bay was well represented.

President Eduardo Ochoa and Dean Britt Rios-Ellis made presentations alongside several members of Congress and national health experts.

Throughout the conference, presenters emphasized the role of social factors, personal responsibility and prevention in initiatives that reduce disparities.

Vision and Voice

CSU Montery Bay alumnus Daniel Jack Lyons will visit campus Nov. 18 and 19 for a pair of presentations on his current work.

Lyons (SBS, 2004) earned a master’s degree in public health from Columbia University before launching a career as a photographer and global health research consultant.

In his human rights and public health work, he employs a technique called photovoice, which combines photography with grassroots social action.