UM Lecture Series to Focus on Global Public Health

January 26, 2017

MISSOULA – The University of Montana’s minor in global public health will host the “Global Public Health: Experiences and Insights” lecture series during spring semester. The series highlights the contributions of Montana professionals who are addressing urgent health needs around the world. 

The lectures will take place from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. on Wednesdays, Jan. 25 through May 3, in Gallagher Business Building Room 123. All lectures are free and open to the public. 

This year’s lectures will focus on Ebola, refugee health, dental hygiene in rural settings and a variety of international health care issues. 

Topics span a broad geographic area, including Tanzania, Ethiopia, India, Peru, St. Lucia and Montana, and speakers will address topics including virology, nursing, physical therapy, information management, education, dental hygiene, disabilities, occupational therapy, food and agriculture, and public health planning.

"This year’s lecture series will highlight health systems in really remote places," said Peter Koehn, director of UM’s Global Public Health program. “The topics will be of interest to both those in the medical profession and a general audience – in fact, one of the presenters is a former Peace Corps recruiter here at UM.”

The interdisciplinary lecture series is offered at the initiative of the Global Public Health program’s External Advisory Committee.

The lecture series, “PSCI 191 - Global Public Health,” also is offered as a one-credit pass/no pass UM course, under course number 34761.

For a list of speakers or more information, call Heidi Lissau at 406-552-5525, email or email Koehn at

Contact: Peter Koehn, director, UM Global Public Health, 406-243-5294,