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April 4, 2023

The Future of Health and Health Education

A Conversation with Christopher King

Showing the The Future of Health and Health Education Video

Christopher King is the founding dean of Georgetown University’s School of Health. A longtime member of the Georgetown community, Dean King shared his experiences and offered his vision for the future of health and health education.

This event was hosted through Georgetown University’s Conversations in Health: Global to Local class, which invites global health professionals to Georgetown’s campus to engage in discussions regarding their career paths and expertise. John Monahan guides the structured conversation, and the discussion is open to all Georgetown University faculty, students, and staff.


Christopher King is the inaugural dean of the Georgetown University School of Health. He is also an associate professor contributing to scholarship on the creation of equitable systems of care within the context of national health reform goals in the United States. In 2020, he authored “Health Disparities in the Black Community: An Imperative for Racial Equity,” and most recently, his work “Race, Place and Structural Racism: A Review of Health and History in Washington, DC” (2022) was published in Health Affairs—the nation’s leading peer-reviewed journal on health, health care, and policy. Prior to joining Georgetown University, King was the first assistant vice president of community health for MedStar Health, a $6 billion not-for-profit health care system comprised of 10 hospitals in the Baltimore/Washington region, and served as a director for Greater Baden Medical Services, Inc., a federally qualified health center in southern Maryland.

John T. Monahan is a professor in the Department of Medicine, a senior advisor for global health to Georgetown University’s President John J. DeGioia, a senior fellow at the McCourt School of Public Policy, and a senior scholar at the O'Neill Institute for National and Global Health Law at Georgetown Law.