Oakland University to welcome Dr. Mona Hanna-Attisha, pediatrician who exposed Flint water crisis

OU to welcome Dr. Mona Hanna-Attisha, pediatrician who exposed Flint water crisis
Dr. Mona Hanna-Attisha
Dr. Mona Hanna-Attisha, a pediatrician and public health advocate whose research revealed that children in Flint, Mich. were exposed to harmful levels of lead in their drinking water, will serve as the keynote speaker from 10:30 a.m. to noon on July 20 at the Community Health Mini-Conference at Oakland University. (Photo courtesy Michigan State University College of Human Medicine, 2017)

As part of the 35th annual International Social Philosophy Conference taking place July 19-21 at Oakland University, OU will host a Community Health Mini-Conference on Friday, July 20 featuring Dr. Mona Hanna-Attisha, a pediatrician and public health advocate whose research revealed that children in Flint, Mich. were exposed to harmful levels of lead in their drinking water.

 

“Our conference theme this year is ‘Health, Well-being, and Society,” said Mark Navin, Ph.D., an associate professor with the Department of Philosophy at Oakland University. “Our recent practice has been to reserve one of our keynote talks for a speaker from the local community who can address the conference theme from their own expertise.

 

“We are delighted that Dr. Hanna-Attisha has agreed to talk about her work addressing the Flint water crisis, and that she will be available to sign copies of her new book, What the Eyes Don’t See: A story of Crisis, Resistance, and Hope in an American City, which will be available for sale before and after her talk,” Navin added.

 

Dr. Hanna-Attisha, who now leads a nonprofit organization aimed at mitigating the impact of the Flint water crisis, will serve as the keynote speaker from 10:30 a.m. to noon on Friday, July 20 at the conference, which will take place in Room 1050 of the Human Health Building on the campus of Oakland University.

 

“We are especially excited to be able to host a poster session after Dr. Hanna-Attisha’s talk to highlight some of the community health research projects that OU and Oakland University William Beaumont (OUWB) School of Medicine graduate students are pursuing,” Navin said.

 

The Graduate Student Community Health Poster Session will take place from noon to 1:30 p.m. and a light lunch will be provided after Dr. Hanna-Attisha’s talk.

 

To RSVP, visit goo.gl/8rpQH9, or contact Ann Zimmerman at zimmerm2@oakland.edu or (248) 370-3390 for more information.

 

The Community Health Mini-Conference is sponsored by the Oakland University College of Arts and Sciences, Oakland University William Beaumont School of Medicine, Oakland University School of Health Sciences, Oakland University Research Office, and Oakland University Center for Ethics.

 

To learn more about the 35th annual International Social Philosophy Conference, which is sponsored by the North American Society for Social Philosophy with the Department of Philosophy at Oakland University, visit www.northamericansocietyforsocialphilosophy.org.