The Paul Torrens Health Forum: Public Health and Politics - Examining the Surgeon General

May 24, 2017 - 6:00pm - 8:00pm


Neuroscience Research Building Auditorium, UCLA
635 Charles E. Young Drive South
Los Angeles, CA 90095
United States

Our nation's Surgeon General plays an important role in safeguarding and improving our collective health by sharing the best available scientific information on a range of issues with the American public. In the past, the Surgeon General has been a respected truth-teller whose pronouncements were widely heeded. Unfortunately political considerations and special interests have applied increasing pressure to the Office of the Surgeon General and its ability to serve as the nation’s leading scientific voice on public health. In this last Health Forum of the academic year—presented in collaboration with the UCLA Center for Health Advancement and the de Beaumont Foundation—we will be screening the 2016 award-winning documentary Public Health and Politics: Examining the Surgeon General, to be followed by a discussion on the broader issues at hand within the interplay of politics and health.


Richard J. Boxer, MD, FACS

Visiting Professor of Urology

David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA
Managing Partner

Boxer Health Strategies

Jonathan E. Fielding, MD, MPH, MBA
Distinguished Professor of Health Services

UCLA Fielding School of Public Health
Distinguished Professor of Pediatrics

David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA

Edward L. Hunter

President and Chief Executive Officer

de Beaumont Foundation


Linda Rosenstock, MD, MPH
Dean Emeritus

Professor of Health Policy & Management and

Environmental Health Sciences

UCLA Fielding School of Public Health
Professor of Medicine

David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA

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