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Dean MacKenzie

Statements & Announcements

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.

New Leadership for the DrPH Program

Mark J. Bittle, DrPH ’06, MBA will become the next chair of the DrPH program, following in the footsteps of Janice Bowie, PhD ’97, MPH.

We Will Continue to Advocate for Evidence-Based Solutions to Gun Violence

The U.S. Senate passed the Bipartisan Safer Communities Act—the first gun safety legislation to move forward at the federal level in decades. Later today, the bill is expected to be passed by the House of Representatives and signed by the president. Among other provisions, the law encourages states to adopt extreme risk protection orders, which have been championed by our faculty and the Center for Gun Violence Solutions. The bipartisan support for this legislation is an important reminder that change is possible.  However, this week brought very troubling news on gun safety as well.

We Remain Committed to Advancing Reproductive Health

For months we have been waiting for a ruling from the U.S. Supreme Court on a landmark reproductive rights case from the state of Mississippi. We now know the Court has overturned the constitutional right to an abortion established by Roe v. Wade.