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Virtual Symposium | "Racial and Ethnic Health Inequities in the United States"

Virtual Symposium | "Racial and Ethnic Health Inequities in the United States"

Date 
Thursday, September 17, 2020 - 10:00am to 12:30pm
Location 
Virtual via Zoom
Featuring 
Gilbert C. Gee, PhD, UCLA Fielding School of Public Health
Luisa N. Borrell, DDS, PhD, City University of New York
Robert E. Fullilove, EdD, Columbia University Medical Center
Event Contact 

Rafael Pérez-Figueroa, MD, MPH
859.562.2624
Rafael.Perez-Figueroa@uky.edu

PRESENTED BY THE UK COLLEGE OF PUBLIC HEALTH

Across the United States, racial and ethnic minorities experience disparities in health outcomes driven by social inequities and the historic and ongoing interplay of oppressive social structures, policies, and norms. The COVID-19 pandemic underline that race/ethnicity, class, and gender are inextricable intertwined and constantly intersect, generating complex social structures that impact the health outcomes of these populations. This event is intended for students, faculty, public health practitioners, clinicians, and members of the community to discuss how we can all learn from each other to achieve health equity. The symposium will tackle the most important health disparities in the US, the role of structural racism, and critical public health frameworks to address health inequities among racial and ethnic minorities.

Featured speakers inlcude Gilbert Gee, professor of community health sciences at the UCLA Fielding School of Public Health, Robert Fullilove, professor of sociomedical sciences at the Columbia University Medical Center and associate dean of community and minority affairs, and Luisa N. Borrell, distringuished professor of epidemiology and biostatistics at the City University of New York.

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PDF icon Event Program4.81 MB