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Paul K. Halverson

Paul K. Halverson

Paul Halverson is the founding dean of the Indiana University Richard M. Fairbanks School of Public Health in Indianapolis. Dr. Halverson came to Indiana University from the Arkansas Department of Health, where he served as state health officer and director. Prior to his appointment as state health officer, Dr. Halverson served in senior management roles at the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, including as senior advisor in the office of strategy and innovation, senior scientist and director of the division of public health systems development and research, director of the CDC’s World Health Organization’s Collaborating Center for Public Health and director of the National Public Health Performance Standards program.

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Declaring racism a public health crisis brings more attention to solving long-ignored racial gaps in health

By: - April 25, 2021

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has joined hundreds of cities and counties across the country in declaring racism a public health threat. On April 8, 2021, CDC Director Dr. Rochelle P. Walensky called racism an epidemic that affects “the entire health of our nation.” Declaring racism a public health threat will create a […]