2016 Institute for Public Health Annual Conference

November 29, 2016
8 a.m. - 1 p.m.
Eric P. Newman Education Center, Medical Campus


The conference is free and open to the public, and will include a keynote address, panel discussion, poster session, and networking opportunities.


7:30 a.m. – Open for Poster Setup
8:00 a.m. – Attendee Check-in and Light Breakfast
8:30 a.m. – Welcome and Opening Remarks
9:00 a.m. – Keynote Talk and Q&A
10:00 a.m. – Break
10:15 a.m. – Panel Talks and Discussion
Noon – Poster Session, Networking, and Refreshments
1:00 p.m. – Adjourn

Keynote Speaker

Mary McKernan McKay, PhD, Dean of the Brown School at Washington University in St. Louis.   She will share remarks on the theme from her extensive experience working to improve behavioral health programming and mental health services for children, youth, and families impacted by poverty.

We will focus on mental and behavioral health approaches that have been effective nationwide, as well as approaches that have been implemented in our own region. We will bring in perspectives from a variety of angles including community, patient care, children and families, adults, systems approaches, social justice, equity and more.


  • Moderator: Vetta Sanders Thompson, PhD, MA – Professor, Washington University, Brown School
  • John Constantino, MD – Psychiatrist-In-Chief, St. Louis Children’s Hospital, Blanche F. Ittleson Professor of Psychiatry and Pediatrics, Director, William Greenleaf Eliot Division of Child Psychiatry, Co-Director, Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities Research Center, Washington University School of Medicine
  • Heidi Miller, MD – Medical Director, Gateway to Better Health / Alive and Well STL, St. Louis Regional Health Commission; Primary Care Physician, Family Care Health Centers
  • Joseph Parks, MD – Director, MO HealthNet
  • Khatib A.F. Waheed – National Presenter, Consultant and Facilitator, Racial Equity, Learning Exchange Sessions (RELE)
  • Joe Yancey – Executive Director, Places for People

See below for videos from the event.

Click here to review the Annual Conference Poster Session Guide.

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Event Sponsors: Institute for Public Health