1:00-1:45 PM Welcome & Keynote Presentation (Auditorium)

Keynote Speaker:  Alisahah J. Cole, MD

Social Determinants of Health:

A Focus on Local Needs and Action Planning from One Charlotte Health Alliance

Dr. Alisahah J. Cole is highly passionate about health equity, advocating that everyone should have the ability to achieve great health, no matter what they look like, how much money they make, or where they come from.

Dr. Cole received her undergraduate degrees in Music and Biology from Case Western Reserve University and her medical degree from Wright State University School of Medicine, where she was a National Health Service Corps Scholar. She completed her residency in Family Medicine at Carolinas Medical Center as part of the Urban Track program, and then spent four years providing healthcare in a rural clinic in Union, South Carolina.

Since returning to Charlotte, Dr. Cole has served in multiple leadership roles, including as Interim Chair of the Department of Family Medicine and Chief Community Impact Officer for Atrium Health and as recently named Chair of the Board of Directors for One Charlotte Health Alliance. Her clinical interests include health equity and population health, and she is currently responsible for developing and implementing a community health strategy across multiple counties in North and South Carolina.

1:50-2:35 PM Breakout Session #1: Panel Presentations

A Conversation Around Best

Practices and

Community Needs

for LGBT+ People

Room #901

Public Health Informatics and Telemedicine: A

Case Study on

Directly Observed Therapy (DOT)

Room #1104



A Model for

Community Engagement

Room #1102

2:40-3:25 PM Breakout Session #2: Speaker Presentations

Room #901

The Impact of

Adverse Childhood Experience

(ACE) Scores on

LBGT+ Healthcare Disparities

Rhett L. Brown,


Opioid Epidemic:

The Intersection of

Public Health and

Emergency Medicine

Room #906

Christopher A. Griggs


Everything You

Know About Health Care Is Changing: Envisioning a Better System of

Care in Charlotte

Donald K. Jonas,


Room #904

3:30-4:00 PM Awards, Recognition & Closing Remarks (Auditorium)

Gibbie Harris, MSPH, BSN; Public Health Director, Mecklenburg County

Catrine Tudor-Locke, Ph.D., FACSM, FNAK; Dean, University of North

Carolina at Charlotte College of Health and Human Services

Michael F. Dulin, MD, Ph.D.; Director, The Academy for Population Health Innovation

4:00-4:30 PM Networking Reception (Atrium)

Keep the conversations going!  Join your colleagues for a reception in the Atrium

immediately following closing remarks by Director Harris & Dean Tudor-Locke.


Due to security measures recently put in place at UNC Charlotte Center City, please plan to check-in when you arrive and obtain an event badge that must be worn throughout your stay in the building. 


There are several options available for travel to and parking at UNC Charlotte Center City:

The Lynx Blue Line provides light rail service to the Ninth Street station, located on the corner just past UNC-C Center City.  

Paid parking (approximately $8/day) is available in the gravel lot directly across N. Brevard Street from the UNC-C Center City building at 418 E. 9th Street Parking (entrance off of N. Caldwell Street)

There is plenty of complimentary ground-level parking available in the large lot adjacent to the Hal Marshall Annex building at the corner of N. College and 9th Streets (where the Vital Records Office is located), just a short one-block walk down Ninth Street. 

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