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March 1, 2019 | 1:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.
Category: Lunch
Location: Tierney Alumni House | Map
5510 Woodward Avenue
Detroit, MI 48202
Cost: Free
Audience: Alumni, Current Graduate Students, Current Undergraduate Students

Join Alex B. Hill, Medical Anthropology MA '16 for a lunchtime (lunch provided) discussion on Translating Academic Skills to Work for People, Places, and Public Health. 

Alex B. Hill is the Chronic Disease and Injury Prevention Manager at the Detroit Health Department, founder of DETROITography (a map blog about the city), and coordinating member of Co.Open (a community media teaching cooperative). He has utilized his training as an anthropologist and his personal experience with data and maps to work with the Pediatric Prevention Research Center on obesity, diabetes, and asthma, Pitch Black Media on market research for social media messaging strategy and storytelling, and the Detroit Health Department to advance health literacy, data usability, and public health prevention efforts.

Small Plates Big Ideas is a student success initiative that pairs Wayne State students with specially selected alumni for a career networking meal.

If you are a current Wayne State student and interested in attending this free event, please contact Alumni and Donor Relations officer Steve Zoski at 313-577-1171 or

For more information about this event, please contact Steve Zoski at 313-577-1171 or