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Public Health Leadership & Influencing Change in The Digital World

Webinar: Public Health Leadership & Influencing Change in the Digital World

In the seamlessly connected world today, public health professionals need to leverage technology to lead and influence positive change in managing public health.

Meet Chandana, Associate Professor in Health Sciences and Research Fellow in Public Health at Torrens University Australia. She teaches in Master of Public Health, Master of Public Health Advanced, dual masters programs and leads inter-disciplinary research from the Health faculty.

Chandana has been an integral part of Torrens University’s Public Health Discipline since 2014. Torrens University Australia is part of the Laureate International Universities network. Chandana’s role transitioned from being a Subject matter expert in Public Health Informatics to development and teaching of MPH programs, coordination of multiple units across the nation, and finally, leading/directing the research portfolio in Health Sciences with an inter-disciplinary approach across Laureate global institutions.

The exponential growth of the Master of Public Health programs and their popularity is a standing testimony of her applied, ‘flipped classroom’ approaches where students immerse themselves in subjects and explore concepts supported by e-learning facilities.

TELL US MORE ABOUT PUBLIC HEALTH LEADERSHIP AND INFLUENCING CHANGE IN THE DIGITAL WORLD

In the digital world today, every individual is seamlessly connected to each other through smart devices. We are rapidly moving towards a time when personalised health programs become mainstream. Leaders in Public health needs to understand this transition facilitated by technology, as they need to lead and influence a positive transformative change, working across disciplines and stakeholders. They are pivots in connecting people to appropriate programs and assist with managing population health programs.

Australia is leading in using public health informatics, may it be the national Electronic health records to telemedicine that assists with population health management.

WHAT INTERESTS YOU ABOUT PUBLIC HEALTH LEADERSHIP IN THE DIGITAL WORLD

As a practitioner specialising in public health informatics, I have applied and experienced technology lead approaches in public health. The permeability of technology into people’s life make it instrumental to work with inter-disciplinary stakeholders. Public health leaders need to facilitate and embrace change to become successful leaders.

Having worked with multiple industry stakeholders, government and across disciplines, I feel that it is critical that public health leaders understand the intersection of health, technology and people – so that they can influence changes.

WHAT DO YOU THINK STUDENTS AND INDUSTRY WILL GET OUT OF YOUR WEBINAR?

Attendees will be exposed to how technology can assist public health professionals and students to become influential change makers tomorrow who can transform the world.

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