Join us for the in-depth webinar, “Navigating Challenges and Pioneering Social Justice: The Journey of VULVAi,” set for Wednesday, June 26, 2024, from 1:00 PM – 2:00 PM PST (4:00 PM – 5:00 PM EST).

Dr. Maria Uloko will share the significant challenges faced in the founding of VULVAi and the innovative strategies employed to overcome them. Discover key milestones, public health strategies, and the role of social justice in ensuring equitable healthcare access for all women. Learn about successful collaborations, the impact of AI technology, and future plans to revolutionize women’s healthcare through VULVAi.

Registration for this event is FREE. To sign up, click here or the button below.


Dr. Maria Uloko

Dr. Maria Uloko is a urologist who specializes in comprehensive sexual health, encompassing the medical and surgical management of sexual health for all genders. Her expertise ranges from menopause management to complex erectile dysfunction. An internationally award-winning researcher, Dr. Uloko focuses on vulvar health, most notably her research in defining the number of nerves in the human clitoris. She served as the inaugural director of the Vulvar Sexual Health Clinic at UCSD, the first academic urology program in the country for women’s sexual health, and as the Director of DEI for Graduate Medical Education.

Dr. Uloko completed a fellowship in comprehensive sexual health with a focus on prosthesis and reconstruction at San Diego Sexual Medicine and Scripps. She completed residencies in urology and general surgery at the University of Minnesota Medical School in Minneapolis and earned her medical degree from the University of Missouri – Kansas City School of Medicine. She is a member of the American Urologic Society, the Society of Sexual Medicine North America, the International Society for the Study of Women’s Sexual Health, and the International Society of Sexual Medicine.


Dr. Candice Carpenter

Dr. Candice Carpenter is Co-Founder, Co-Chief Executive Officer, and Chief Strategy Officer of The Boston Public Congress of Public Health, and also serves as Co-Editor-in-Chief of HPHR Journal. She has been a UCLA Biodesign Fellow since Fall 2023.

Ms. Emmy Dunsford-Hernandez
UCLA BioDesign Hub Coordinator

Ms. Emmy Dunsford-Hernandez is the Biodesign Innovation Hub Coordinator at the UCLA Biodesign Fellowship, Director of Partnership and Ecosystem Development with SaludConTech, and Clinical Specialist for Veris Health Cancer Biotech. 


Have you seen the Boston Congress of Public Health (’s new line of t-shirts, stickers, hats, and other gear on TeePublic? Our affordable designs honoring health, human rights, and pride let you wear your heart on your sleeve. Take advantage of our store’s site-wide sale going on now!  

Proceeds support BCPH programs for new and emerging health leaders, which include webinars, a training academy, and Thought Fellowship

Don’t let your research gather dust! The Boston Congress of Public Health’s Grad Xpress Xpedite Campaign, running from May 1 to June 30, 2024 is an innovative program intended to accelerate scholarly publication for graduating students and recent alumni of public health schools. Submissions will receive fast-tracked peer-review and be published in BCPH’s academic journal, HPHR, which is set to be rebranded as BCPH Review (BCPHR) in Summer 2024. Originally established at Harvard in 2013, HPHR has a rich history of advancing health equity and social justice. The submission/publication fee is $15.00 total

Pieces to consider submitting

  • Chapter from doctoral or master’s thesis  
  • Well-developed qualitative or quantitative research papers and term papers 
  • Evidence-based, editorial manuscripts
  • Poster presentations from academic practica or internships
  • Edited video or podcast with supporting evidence-based editorial. 

Here’s what you receive

  • Fast-tracked peer review:
    Receive insightful feedback and potential publication with a DOI in as little as 2 weeks.
  • Expert guidance:
    Benefit from the experience of our reviewer network, including professors, researchers, and public health alumni from top institutions.
  • Simplified process:
    Enjoy a streamlined submission process designed for busy graduates.

Who is Eligible?

  • Recent graduates and alumni (within 5 years) from any college or institution of higher education.
  • Faculty members and advisors can nominate exceptional graduating students.

General Requirements

  • All submissions must have an explicit and strong focus on the following: public health and/or clinical medicine, social justice, and health equity.
  • First-author students and/or alumni must have a valid .edu email or equivalent email address
  • 5 authors maximum can be on the manuscript
  • Expected minimum of 1000 words and maximum of 2500 word manuscripts
  • Use only AMA 10th edition style guide
  • See submission guidelines for appropriate formatting of text, tables, and other items within the manuscript
  • Manuscripts will be accepted starting May 1, 2024.

Direct questions to [email protected] if you are unsure of whether your manuscript fits our eligibility criteria!


BCPH invites you to apply for the 2024 cohort of the 40 Under 40 Public Health Catalyst Awards! The awards recognize those under the age of 40 worldwide and across disciplines who inspire and catalyze us all to a more just and equitable world. If you are among the next generation of leaders, entrepreneurs, researchers, scientists, activists, intellectual provocateurs, authors, and directors, click the button below to apply by MAY 15, 2024. Learn more about our 2022 and 2023 recipients!

Welcome to the 2024 Cohort of the BCPH Fellowship!

Congratulations to the 2024 Cohort of the Thought Leadership for Public Health Fellowship:

  • Buffy Jamison, MA (Fae/Fem/Faers)
    Educator, Trainer, Consultant

  • Syed Saad Ahmed, MA (He/Him/His)
    Development Communications Professional

  • Joy Belle Imagie-Douglas (She/Her/Hers)
    Graduate Research Assistant

  • Alex Sheehan (He/Him/His)
    Behavioral Health Administrator, Advocate, Public Health Practitioner

  • Sean Jones
    MD/MBA Candidate

They will be participating in a series of trainings in anticipation of building a communications platform addressing public health through the lens of equity and justice. Learn more about them here.

BCPH 's Spring Webinar Series Seeks Expert Panelists Like You!

The Boston Congress of Public Health (BCPH) seeks panelists for its final spring webinar, “Paving the Way for Healthcare Access to Undocumented Immigrants” set for Thursday, April 11, 2024, from 4:00 – 6:00 PM EST.

About the Webinar: In this thought-provoking discussion, panelists will discuss the legal and societal frameworks and potential impacts of California’s expansion of its Medi-Cal program as of January 2024. The expansion speaks to California’s history as a sanctuary state, having piloted managed care in Medicaid in the 1970s. Its proactive, progressive policies are intended to support the general population’s well-being, but will fiscal, political, and sociocultural realities derail the new expansion’s intended impact?  

Who should sign up to be a panelist? 
We are looking for panelists to share their insights and stories about the impact of these policies on the health and well-being of California. 

What are the benefits of participation? 
Benefits of being a panel member include promotion on the BCPH/HPHR website and social media channels.

How do I sign up?
If you are seriously interested in participating as a panelist, please indicate by completing this form. (It is also available by clicking the button below.) 


We wanted to send out a huge thank you to everyone who participated in the filming of The Great Health Debates: Season 3 (GHD) this past week at New York University. We also want to congratulate Fatou Barry for her stellar performance as host.

If you missed watching the Debates, click the button below to watch recordings of the livestreams on our YouTube channel ( Visit soon though – we will be taking down the links soon as we incorporate the debates into the curriculum of the forthcoming BCPH Academy.

Also, we’re asking everyone to follow us on YouTubewhich helps us build you better content.  

BCPH crystalizes its mission and vision through information dissemination via BCPH Studio and training through BCPH Academy:  

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BCPH Studio

Translates public health information for diverse audiences through the production and publication of blogs, vlogs, podcasts, TV series, and academic journals,
including HPHR Journal.

BCPH Academy

Developing intersectional social justice technical assistance and trainings, such as webinars, certificate programs, and Fellowships, to support underrepresented voices and populations in public health.

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