35th Annual Schumann Lecture: A Stable, Affordable Home is a Prescription for Good Health
Ended October 24

This public lecture is supported by an endowment to the Hitchcock Foundation from the late Helmut Wolfgang Schumann to provide a free lecture by a nationally renowned figure on topics related to healthful living. This year’s lecture will take place following the “Team Up, Take Action: A Conference on Partnering for Health Equity,” co-sponsored by the Vermont Public Health Association, the New Hampshire Public Health Association and Dartmouth-Hitchcock. Though the larger conference is a paid event, the public may attend the Schumann Lecture from 4:30-6 pm for free. No registration is necessary.


About Megan Sandel, MD, MPH

Dr. Sandel is the former pediatric medical director of Boston Healthcare for the Homeless, and is a nationally recognized expert on housing and child health. In 1998, she, along with other doctors at Boston Medical Center, published the DOC4Kids report, a national report on how housing affected child health, the first of its kind. Over the course of her career, Dr. Sandel has written numerous peer-reviewed scientific articles on this subject. In 2001, she became the first medical director of the founding site for medical-legal partnerships, Medical-Legal Partnership-Boston, and from 2007-2016 she served as the medical director of the National Center for Medical-Legal Partnership.

She served as principal investigator for numerous National Institutes of Health, US Department of Housing and Urban Development and foundation grants, working with the Boston Public Health Commission and the Massachusetts Department of Public Health to improve the health of vulnerable children, particularly with asthma. She has served on national boards, including Enterprise Community Partners, and national advisory committees at the American Academy of Pediatrics and the Center for Disease Control’s Advisory Committee for Childhood Lead Poisoning Prevention.

Dr. Sandel is also a Geisel School of Medicine at Dartmouth alumna.












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