Podcast: Gregory Sunshine on CDC’s Public Health Emergency Law Online Training Program

by Camelia Singletary, MPH  Gregory Sunshine podcast


JPHMP presents Public Health Perspectives, a podcast series targeted towards strengthening the future public health workforce. We will explore the narratives of public health care professionals and gain insight on career paths that shape the profession. 

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On this episode of Public Health Perspectives, Gregory Sunshine talks about the CDC’s Public Health Emergency Law online training. Gregory Sunshine is a Public Health Analyst with CDC’s Public Health Law Program in the Center for State, Tribal, Local, and Territorial Support. He oversees research on topics including disaster and public health emergency declarations, isolation and quarantine, and medical countermeasure distribution. The Public Health Emergency Law (PHEL) Online Training “prepares state, tribal, local, and territorial practitioners to make informed legal decisions related to emergency preparedness and response activities in their jurisdictions.” Gregory Sunshine podcast

The Public Health Emergency Law Online Training includes three interactive units that covers legal issues to consider before, during, or after a public health emergency. These competency-based courses focus on 3 domains. These domains include Systems Preparedness and Response, Management and Protection of Property and Supplies, and Management and Protection of Persons. To read more about the PHEL’s competency model, click hereGregory Sunshine podcast

The three units below are available for free and take approximately 40 minutes to complete:

Music presented in this program comes from The Gentle Art of Squinting by Taylor Arnold and Jordan Wilson. Listen to the complete album here. Cover art by Shawna Arnold.  To read a transcript of this podcast, click here.

Gregory Sunshine received a bachelor’s degree in political science from Dickinson College and a JD with a Certificate in Health Law from the University of Maryland School of Law in Baltimore, Maryland. As overseer for the Center’s for the Disease Control and Prevention’s Disaster and Public Health Emergency Declaration Law Project, one of his tasks includes traveling to health departments teaching response personnel about the role of the law in public health emergencies.  Gregory Sunshine podcast

For information about Public Health Emergency Law, contact Gregory Sunshine @ gsunshine@cdc.gov.

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Camelia Singletary

Camelia Singletary, MPH, received her master’s degree in public health from the University of South Carolina in 2015. Her research interests include exploring the implementation of school physical activity programs in combination with nutritional components. She is also interested in analyzing the adoption of physical activity and healthy eating skills from a social-cognitive perspective. As a public health communicator at JPHMP Direct, she hopes to create linkages between evidence-based research, public health coursework, and health certification competencies.

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