Social Inequities in Health and How to Effectively Address Them

  • Thursday, October 12, 2017 • 11:00 am
  • Anheuser-Busch Hall

Chancellor’s Graduate Fellowship Program: Fall 2017 Conference 

Social Inequities in Health and How to Effectively Address Them 

Keynote Address: 11am
Anheuser Busch Hall Moot Court Room

Introduction by Whitney Sewell, doctoral candidate, current Chancellor’s Fellow (Brown School)

Keynote Speaker: Dr. David R. Williams
Florence Prague Norm and Laura Smart Norman Professor of Public Heath and Professor of African and American Studies and of Sociology, Harvard University

Dr. David R. Williams is internationally recognized as a leading social scientist focused on social influences on health. The Everyday Discrimination scale that he developed is currently one of the most widely used measures to assess perceived discrimination in health sciences. He is the author of over 325 scholarly publications, and has served on the editorial board of 12 scientific journals. Dr. Williams has also served on the Department of Health and Human Services’ National Committee on Vital and Health Statistics. He directed the South African Stress and Health Study, and he also served as a key member of the team that conducted the National Study of American Life, the largest study of mental health disorders in the African American population in the U.S. Among his many appearance on national television, Dr. Williams was a key scientific adviser to the award-winning PBS film series, Unnatural Causes: Is Inequality Making Us Sick?

Panel Discussion: 2-4pm
Anheuser Busch Hall, Room 309

Dr. Vetta Sanders Thompson
Professor, The Brown School

Dr. Darrell Hudson
Associate Professor, The Brown School

Dr. Hedwig Lee
Professor, Sociology

Wayne Warner
doctoral candidate,current Chancellor’s Fellow (Molecular Cell Biology)

Moderator, Dr. Sharon Johnson
UMSL Dean of the School of Social Work and CGFP alumna

Reception: 4-4:30pm Anheuser Busch Hall, Room 309

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