About the Samuelson Lectureship

About Lecture

The Carole W. Samuelson Lecture focuses on public health practice. Past lectures have been on the politics of lead poisoning, the decline of the public health infrastructure and impacts of public health studies on the general population, to name a few. 

About Carol W. Samuelson

To recognize her courage, tenacity, and leadership in promoting quality health and educational services to the public, in 2002 her friends and colleagues established the Carole W. Samuelson Endowed Lectureship in Public Health Practice at the UAB School of Public Health.

This endowed lectureship honors Dr. Samuelson for her outstanding service through years of devoted commitment to the Jefferson County Department of Health as well as many other community and statewide organizations interested in providing quality health care. In all her professional and community activities, Dr. Samuelson led with diligence and innovation while always placing the public first. This lectureship was created to honor her passion for excellence as well as to continue her tradition of intellectual innovation and community involvement.



2017 Carole W. Samuelson Lecture

Thursday, January 19, 2017
11:30 am
Hill Student Center
1400 University Blvd

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Guest Speaker:  Jennifer Bradley, JD, Director, Aspen Center for Urban Innovation

Jennifer Bradley is the founding director of the Center for Urban Innovation at the Aspen Institute. She joined the Institute in 2015 after spending seven years as a fellow at the Brookings Institution Metropolitan Policy Program.

While at Brookings, she co-authored The Metropolitan Revolution (Brookings Press, 2013) with Bruce Katz. The book, which was widely praised and cited, explains the critical role of metropolitan areas in the country's economy, society, and politics.

Jennifer has worked extensively on the challenges and opportunities of older industrial cities and has co-authored major economic turnaround strategies for Ohio and Michigan. She has also written for Newsweek, The New Republic, The Atlantic Monthly, and Next American City.

A former attorney, Jennifer co-authored Supreme Court amicus briefs in cases that affirmed the constitutional powers of local governments and secured greater environmental protections, including the landmark case, Massachusetts v. EPA.

Jennifer has a J.D., magna cum laude, from Georgetown University Law Center, an MPhil from Oxford University, which she attended on a Rhodes Scholarship, and a B.A. from the University of Texas. She lives with her family in Washington, D.C



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