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The Office of Public Health Practice & Training

30th Anniversary of “Seize Control of the FDA”

Protest, Crisis, and Public Health

This webcast was held on Thursday, October 11, 2018 at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health.





  • Joshua M. Sharfstein, MD
    Vice Dean for Public Health Practice and Community Engagement
    Professor of the Practice
    Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health

Panel: A Landmark Protest, 30 Years Later


  • Chris Beyrer MD, MPH
    Desmond M. Tutu Professor
    Director, Center for Public Health and Human Rights
    Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health


  • Peter Staley
    AIDS Activist
  • Ann Northrop
    Veteran journalist and Activist
    Longtime member of ACT UP (New York)
    Co-host of news program Gay USA

Panel: Legacy of “Seize Control of FDA” for Public Health


  • Jeremy A. Greene, MD, PhD
    Professor of Medicine and the History of Medicine
    Elizabeth Treide and A. McGehee Harvey Chair in the History of Medicine
    Johns Hopkins School of Medicine


  • Susan S. Ellenberg, Ph.D.
    Professor of Biostatistics
    Professor of Medical Ethics and Health Policy (secondary)
    Department of Biostatistics, Epidemiology and Informatics
    Perelman School of Medicine
    University of Pennsylvania
  • Gregg Gonsalves, PhD
    Assistant Professor, Epidemiology of Microbial Diseases
    Yale School of Public Health
  • Mark Harrington
    Executive Director
    Treatment Action Group
  • David Kessler, MD, JD
    Former Commissioner
    US Food and Drug Administration

For more information, please contact the Office of Public Health Practice and Training at or at (443) 287-8541.