Dr. Sroka has worked with infectious diseases for 40 years. In the 1980’s, Dr. Sroka traveled the world educating about HIV/AIDS and wrote (possibly) the first book for educators, The Educator’s Guide to HIV/AIDS and other STDs. In 2009, he keynoted the International Swine Flu (H1N1) Summit in Wash DC and traveled the world again. He was involved with the Coronavirus pandemic early on and was interviewed by the media and received national news coverage including The New York Times. He will be keynoting and presenting a workshop at the Coronavirus Preparedness Summit and Workshop.
He is an Adjunct Assistant Professor, School of Medicine, Case Western Reserve University, and President of Health Education Consultants. He has taught in schools and universities on all levels, including urban and on Native American reservations, worldwide for over 40 years. He went from growing up in the “projects on welfare” and being labeled “retarded” to being inducted into the National Teachers Hall of Fame. He was awarded The Walt Disney American Outstanding Teacher of Health and Physical Education, and has been on Oprah and covered in USA TODAY. Dr. Sroka received the Outstanding School Health Educator Award from the American School Health Association. Recently, he was named the Person of the Year for The International Association for Truancy and Dropout Prevention and received the first-ever School Health Leader Award from the American Public Health Association