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Dean MacKenzie

Statements & Announcements

Gun Violence in Baltimore and Beyond

This weekend, two people were killed and 28 wounded in a shooting at a block party in Baltimore’s Brooklyn neighborhood. Most of the victims were teenagers. Our hearts are with all of those who are left grieving and traumatized by this violent act. And sadly, this was just one of many incidents of tragic gun violence in the U.S. this weekend.  

We Remain Committed to Diversity in Public Health Education

The U.S. Supreme Court today issued a ruling that severely curtails colleges and universities from considering race as a factor in admissions.

In the face of this ruling, it is vital that we reaffirm our commitment to create a socially just and welcoming School environment where all can thrive.

The Health and Well-being of Transgender People

In many U.S. states, legislators are pursuing discriminatory legislation targeting transgender people. Many of these laws—and the often-hateful discourse surrounding them—are intended to limit access to high-quality health care supported by leading professional medical associations.

Recent Court Rulings Endanger Public Health

Preventive care and reproductive health are bedrocks of public health—but in both areas, judges have recently intervened, undermining public health efforts and putting the nation's health at risk. 

Solidarity with the Protesters in Iran

Like many of you, I have been horrified by the recent news from Iran. As members of the public health community, we must stand for human rights everywhere.