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Public Health Speaker Series

Tuesday, February 13 | 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM

Brown Hall, Brown Lounge, 2nd Floor
Brown Hall, St. Louis, MO 63130

Welcome to the Spring 2024 Public Health Speaker Series!

This February, we are pleased to host Dr. Viniece Jennings in a virtual event that will stream live to Brown Lounge. Her talk is entitled "Nature and Determinants of Urban Health: Pressing Topics and Priorities for the Future."

Dr. Viniece Jennings is nationally recognized for her innovative research on urban green spaces and public health. She often explores urban green space and health in the context of ecosystem services, environmental justice, and social determinants of health. Her research was recognized as top research for practice by the National Recreation and Parks Association.  Dr. Viniece Jennings is nationally recognized for her innovative research on urban green spaces and public health. She often explores urban green space and health in the context of ecosystem services, environmental justice, and social determinants of health. Her research was recognized as top research for practice by the National Recreation and Parks Association.  Dr. Viniece Jennings is nationally recognized for her innovative research on urban green spaces and public health. She often explores urban green space and health in the context of ecosystem services, environmental justice, and social determinants of health. Her research was recognized as top research for practice by the National Recreation and Parks Association. 

This event is co-sponsored by the Center for the Environment.

Event Type

Lectures & Presentations

Schools

Brown School

Topic

Humanities & Society, Medicine & Health

Department
Public Health
Event Contact

mphprogram@brownschool.wustl.edu

Speaker Information

Dr. Viniece Jennings is nationally recognized for her innovative research on urban green spaces and public health. She often explores urban green space and health in the context of ecosystem services, environmental justice, and social determinants of health. Her research was recognized as top research for practice by the National Recreation and Parks Association. 

Dr. Jennings is the lead author of a book entitled ‘Urban Green Spaces – Public Health and Sustainability in the United States’ published by Springer. She is also a JPB Environmental Health fellow at the T.H. Chan School of Public Health at Harvard University. She previously served as an Assistant Professor of Public Health at Agnes Scott College and a research scientist with the federal government. Prior to those roles, she interned at the White House Council on Environmental Quality for the Obama Administration.

Dr. Jennings earned her doctorate in environmental science with a focus in policy and management from Florida A&M University and bachelor's from Delaware State University. She also earned a certificate in Executive Education for Sustainability Leadership at Harvard’s School of Public Health.  

Please visit viniecejennings.com to learn more about her work.

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