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Racism as a Determinant of Health (Webinar)
July 23, 2020 @ 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm
Dr. Camara Phyllis Jones, Past President of American Public Health Association describes racism as “a system of structuring opportunity and assigning value based on the social interpretation of how one looks (which is what we call “race”), that unfairly disadvantages some individuals and communities, unfairly advantages other individuals and communities, and saps the strength of the whole society through the waste of human resources.” Racism works at many levels of societal structure as a driving force for health inequities by shaping the social determinants of health including housing, employment and education. This NADOHE HPC webinar will engage voices from various areas of health professions to explore how racism has operated historically to create and maintain health inequities among women, men and children of color.
1. Explore racism as a trigger of stress and physiological changes impacting health.
2. Discuss ways that racism affects reproductive health in Black women resulting in disproportionate maternal and infant mortality.
3. Explore the unique ways that racism impacts the health of black Men.
4. Identify the impact of racism on the developmental health of children of color.
Speakers (see detailed info below):
1. Samuel Roberts, PhD, Associate Professor of History and Sociomedical Sciences, Columbia University
2. Thomas LaVeist, PhD, Dean of the School of Public Health and Tropical Medicine, Tulane University
3. Monica McLemore, RN, PhD, FAAN, Associate Professor, Family Health Care Nursing, University of California San Francisco
4. Walter Gilliam, PhD, Elizabeth Mears and House Jameson Professor in the Child Study Center and Professor of Psychology; Director, The Edward Zigler Center in Child Development and Social Policy
-Samuel Roberts, PhD, Associate Professor of History and Sociomedical Sciences, Columbia University
-Mekbib Gemeda, NADOHE HPC Chair, Vice President of Diversity and Inclusion, Eastern Virginia Medical School
Samuel Kelton Roberts, PhD
Associate Professor of History, Columbia University School of the Arts and Sciences
Sociaomedical Sciences, Columbia University’s Mailman School of Public Health
Dr. Roberts writes, teaches, and lectures widely on African-American urban history, especially medicine, public health, and science and technology.
Thomas LaVeist, PhD
Dean of the School of Public Health and Tropical Medicine,
Dr. LaVeist’s research and writing focuses on the social and behavioral factors that predict the timing of various related health outcomes and explain race differences in health outcomes and the impact of social policy on the health and quality of life of African Americans.
Monica McLemore, RN, PhD, FAAN
Associate Professor, Family Health Care Nursing,
University of California San Francisco
Dr. McLemore’s work is grounded in reproductive justice, a lens she uses to understand reproductive health and rights for people with the capacity for pregnancy.
Walter Gilliam, PhD
Elizabeth Mears and House Jameson Professor in the Child Study Center and Professor of Psychology;Director, The Edward Zigler C
Dr. Gilliam’s work focuses on early childhood education and intervention policy. His pioneering work on school practices of disproportionate suspension and expulsion of Black children in early childhood has been of particular significance.
This webinar will be recorded and the recording link available at https://www.nadohe.org/webinars within 48 hours of the event.
Please contact NADOHE if you would like more information, firstname.lastname@example.org.