Dean S. Seneca

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Student Speaker: Dean S. Seneca, MPH, MCURP, CEO of Seneca Scientific Solutions

Dean S. Seneca, MPH, MCURP, serves as the CEO of Seneca Scientific Solutions+, a Public Health and Urban and Regional Planning LLC. In this position, he provides capacity building assistance for Tribal Nations in economic and community development that embraces the concepts of “healthy places for healthy people.” Services provided include strategic planning, economic development, public health policy, program & science, epidemiology, grant writing, architectural site planning and building design, performance programing, health research, data management, and program evaluation.Areas of health expertise include chronic and infectious diseases, emergency preparedness and response, environmental health, toxicology and maternal/child health. Mr. Seneca is considered a subject matter expert in America Indian/Alaska Native Health disparities.Previously, Mr. Seneca served as a Senior Health Scientist in the Partnership Support Unit within the Office for State, Tribal, Local and Territorial Support at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. His main responsibilities were to build CDC’s national public health partners ability to provide greater capacity building assistance to state, tribal, local, and territorial health departments. Mr. Seneca has over 20 years of experience in the field of infectious disease outbreaks having been a first responder to Anthrax, H1N1, Ebola, Zika and now Covid19. Before arriving to CDC, he held the position of Tribal Planning Director for the Seneca Nation of Indians. He received both of his master’s degree(s) from the University of Hawaii at Manoa.