Carmona served in the Bush administration as the 17th surgeon general of the United States from 2002-06. After leaving office, he was critical of its interference and suppression of scientific findings for political and ideological purposes. He widely lectures on national and global health challenges. Currently, Carmona is a professor at the Mel and Enid Zuckerman College of Public Health at the University of Arizona.

Carmona’s talk is part of the Chancellor’s Distinguished Fellows Series, which brings to UCI global scholars who illuminate the challenges and possibilities of our increasingly interdependent world. Learn more


The Chancellor’s Distinguished Fellows Series continues this spring with former Surgeon General Dr. Richard Carmona, who will talk on “Prevention, Preparedness, Plagues and Politics: The Life of the Surgeon General.” As part of his presentation, Carmona will discuss the intersection of politics and public health as they relate to the challenges of disease prevention, health disparities and the growing healthcare economic burden.

Student Center, Crystal Cove Auditorium (bldg. 113, grid E8 on campus map)

03:30 p.m.