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Teaching Prevention 2015: Connect. Motivate. Educate. Transform.

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Patrick Remington MD MPH, University of Wisconsin-Madison, School of Medicine & Public HealthAssociate Dean for Public Health and Professor of Population Health Sciences
Sabrina Neeley PhD, Wright State University MPH ProgramTeaching Prevention 2015 Program Planning Chair

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Don Wright, MD, MPH
Deputy Assistant Secretary for Health
Director, Office of Disease Prevention and Health Promotion
U.S. Department of Health and Human Services

Dr. Don Wright is the Deputy Assistant Secretary for Health and Director of the Office of Disease Prevention and Health Promotion (ODPHP), where he leads coordination and policy development for public health and prevention activities and the nation’s Healthy People initiative within the Office of the Assistant Secretary for Health, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.

Dr. Wright served as the Acting Director of the Office of Research Integrity from 2009 to 2012. Between 2007 and 2009, Dr. Wright was the Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary for Health where he managed thirteen public health program offices and the Commissioned Corps of the U.S. Public Health Service. He was also appointed by the President to serve as the alternate U.S. delegate to the World Health Organization Executive Board. From 2003 to 2007, Dr. Wright was the Director of the Office of Occupational Medicine with the Occupational Safety and Health Administration within the U.S. Department of Labor where he built strong governmental and non-governmental partnerships addressing safety and health.

Dr. Wright received his undergraduate degree from Texas Tech University, a medical degree from the University of Texas, and an MPH from the Medical College of Wisconsin. He completed his family medicine residency training at Baylor College of Medicine and is board-certified in both Family Medicine and Preventive Medicine. He is a fellow of the American College of Occupational and Environmental Medicine and the American Academy of Family Physicians.

 

Richard D. Olson, MD, MPH
Director, Division of Prevention Science
Office of Disease Prevention and Health Promotion
U.S. Department of Health and Human Services

Richard D. Olson, MD, MPH is the Director, Division of Prevention Science in the Office of Disease Prevention and Health Promotion within the Office of the Assistant Secretary for Health. The Division of Prevention Science coordinates the development of the Dietary Guidelines for Americans (DGA) with the Department of Agriculture and the Physical Activity Guidelines for Americans. Dr. Olson is currently the Designated Federal Officer for the Dietary Guidelines Advisory Committee as it develops its recommendations for the DGA 2015.

Dr. Olson worked for the Indian Health Service (IHS) within DHHS for 37 years in a variety of locations and capacities. He was medical director at a hospital in rural Oklahoma for 11 years, the Chief Medical Officer of the Phoenix Area IHS, and the Director, Office of Clinical and Preventive Services at IHS Headquarters which includes the breadth of Indian health from maternal and child health to elder care, from nursing to behavioral health, and from nutrition to emergency preparedness; it focuses on IHS national health program policy development, agency budget development, national health program implementation, and managing multiple grant programs.

In 1967, Dr. Olson earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in biology from Rice University in Houston, Texas, and in 1971 earned his medical degree from Vanderbilt University School of Medicine, Nashville, Tennessee. He completed an internal medicine residency at Parkland Memorial Hospital in Dallas, Texas and at the Rush Presbyterian-St. Luke’s Medical Center in Chicago, Illinois and is board certified in internal medicine. In 1987, Dr. Olson earned a Masters of Public Health degree in health care administration from the Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences, Bethesda, Maryland.

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