Race Medicine: Treating Health Inequities from Slavery to the Genomic Age

December 8, 2013

On Tuesday, December 10 at 5:30pm Professor Dorothy Roberts of the University of Pennsylvania will be speaking at the Steven Robert '62 Campus Center in Petteruti Lounge.

Professor Roberts holds appointments in the Law School and Departments of Africana Studies and Sociology  and will speak about the intersection of race, structural inequalities, and medicine in America.

She has authored a series of award-winning books including Killing the Black Body: Race, Reproduction, and the Meaning of Liberty and Shattered Bonds: The Color of Child Welfare. 

Roberts has lectured extensively on the interplay of gender, race, and class in legal issues and has been a leader in transforming public thinking and policy on reproductive health, child welfare, and bioethics.

This lecture is sponsored by the Center for the Study of Slavery and Justice with support from the Associate Provost for Diversity, the Center for the Study of Race and Ethnicity in America, the Department of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine, the Office of Medical Education, and the Science and Technology Studies Program.