College of Public Health Speaker Series, Dr. Joseph Keating, Feb. 21

Kent State University’s College of Public Health continues its speaker series on Mon [Joseph Keating] day, Feb. 21, at noon in the Moulton Hall Ballroom. The featured speaker is Dr. Joseph Keating, an assistant professor at Tulane University's School of Public Health and Tropical Disease. His lecture is titled, “Fighting Malaria in Africa and Haiti: Is Elimination Possible?” Dr. Keating is an epidemiologist concerned with program evaluation of vector borne disease ecology with a strong focus on Malaria control and prevention in Africa. Malaria is a notorious common infectious tropical disease plaguing developing countries. The event is free and open to the public.

The talk will be streamed live at and available on the college’s website at

The speaker series is sponsored by Kent State’s College of Public Health and the Public Health Student Alliance.

The College of Public Health at Kent State is Ohio’s second college of public health. It was established to help meet the demonstrated state and national need for public health professionals. According to a February 2008 report by the Association of Schools of Public Health, America will need 250,000 more public health workers by 2020 – a well-educated, technologically savvy and multidisciplinary workforce that includes epidemiologists, biostatisticians, health educators, health program administrators, health policy analysts, public health physicians and nurses, and occupational and environmental health specialists.

For more information on Kent State’s College of Public Health or the public health speaker series, call 330-672-6500 or visit

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POSTED: Monday, February 14, 2011 - 12:56pm
UPDATED: Thursday, February 20, 2020 - 1:54pm
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