TV Doc Talks at OSU

By Dave DeLuca


Dr. Richard Besser Talks Epidemics and InfoTV DOC TO TALK Dr. Richard_Besser to speak at osu


If you hate Ebola and love handsome newsmen, the OSU Foundation has a speaker that you absolutely must see. Dr. Richard Besser is a former administrator for the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) and current chief health and medical editor for ABC News. He will be speaking on the use of television to promote public health.


Besser’s credentials include a post as director of the Coordinating Office for Terrorism Preparedness and Emergency Response at the CDC. He also spent an extensive amount of time studying the epidemiology of food-borne diseases and pediatric tuberculosis. While with ABC, Besser has covered an Ebola outbreak in person from Liberia and was nominated for an Emmy for a piece on umbilical cord blood banking. In 2013, Besser published his first book, Tell Me the Truth, Doctor: Easy-to-Understand Answers to Your Most Confusing and Critical Health Questions.


This is just the latest in the Provost’s Lecture Series which has featured green journalist and founder of Bill McKibben and Cheryl Strayed, best-selling author of Wild: From Lost to Found on the Pacific Crest Trail.


“A View from Both Sides of the Camera: Using Television to Promote Public Health” will be held at the LaSells Stewart Center, 875 SW 26th Street, on Monday, April 13 at 7:30 p.m. Admission is free.