Assistant Professor Jennifer Brobst to facilitate panel for Delta Leadership Institute

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Assistant Professor Jennifer Brobst to facilitate panel for Delta Leadership Institute

February 21, 2017

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Assistant Professor Jennifer Brobst will facilitate an invited panel for the Delta Leadership Institute in Little Rock Arkansas on March 8, 2017, focusing on rural health policy in Southern Illinois and in the Delta Region.

The panelists will highlight the efforts of recent innovative SIU public health projects, as well as take away lessons for other regional leaders in the eight states federally supported by the Delta Regional Authority

The panel is part of the session of the Delta Leadership Institute Executive Academy focusing on Public Health and Education. This is number four in a series of seven sessions for the twelfth class of the Delta Leadership Institute Executive Academy. Three of the Illinois delegates to this class of Academy are alumni of SIU School of Law.

The SIU Panelists include:

  • Jennifer A. Brobst, J.D., LL.M., Assistant Professor, SIU Schools of Law and Medicine
  • Dhrubodhi Mukherjee, M.S.W., Ph.D., Associate Professor, Director of the Behavioral Health Workforce Education and Training Program and the Trauma Based Behavioral Health Fellowship Program, SIU School of Social Work
  • Carolyn Pointer, J.D., Assistant Professor, SIU Schools of Law and Medicine, Policy & Advocacy Director, Office of Population Science and Policy
  • Dennis Presley, M.P.A., Project Coordinator, Center for Rural Health & Social Service Development, SIU School of Medicine

According to their website, the Delta Regional Authority is a federal-state partnership created by Congress in 2000 to help create jobs, build communities, and improve lives through strategic investments in economic development in 252 counties and parishes across eight states.