Meet Leandro Mena MD MPH Founding Chair @BowersSOPH Population Health Science


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On today's episode of PopHealth Week our guest is Leandro Mena, MD, MPH, a clinician-researcher and public health advocate with expertise in the prevention and clinical management of sexually transmitted diseases (STD) and the human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) and STD/HIV prevention research. We explore the many layers of public health within the context of the COVID-19 pandemic. Among the many insights offered Dr. Mena reminds us that public health encompasses more than the lessons of the recent pandemic emphasizing the continued prevalence of STD/HIV threats, progress and prospects. Dr. Mena is the founding chair of the department of population health science at the University of Mississippi Medical Center John D. Bower School of Population Health and Professor of Medicine in the division of Infectious Diseases, Directs the Center for HIV/AIDS Research, Education & Policy at the Myrlie Evers-Williams Institute for Elimination of Health Disparities, and serves as the STD Medical Director for the state of Mississippi.

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