Richard Hodges, director of the Ohio Department of Health, will discuss 2017 public health trends he expects to see in the state during a stop at The University of Toledo this week.He will speak Thursday, Jan. 26, at 11 a.m. in Health and Human Services Building Room 1711.
Hodges will talk about how the Ohio Department of Health is addressing public health crises, including infant mortality and drug overdoses, by collaborating with state, regional and local public health organizations.
While on campus, he also will visit the Jacobs Interprofessional Immersive Simulation Center and the schools of Population Health; Exercise Science and Rehabilitation Services; Social Justice; and Intervention and Wellness.
In addition, Hodges will discuss the opioid epidemic with College of Health and Human Services students.
The UT alumnus received a master of public health degree in 1991. Hodges was appointed director of the Ohio Department of Public Health by Ohio Gov. John Kasich in 2014.
For more information about Hodges’ visit, contact Angela Campbell of the College of Health and Human Services at firstname.lastname@example.org