Decoding Disparities Lecture Series

All lectures are Mondays from 4 p.m. to 5:00 or 5:30 p.m. Eastern Time. Co-sponsored by the Warren Alpert Medical School and the School of Public Health, the Decoding Disparities Lecture Series examines health inequity and outlines steps toward a more equitable and just health care system. Established in 1987 to honor the memory of Paul Levinger, this series is supported by the Paul Levinger Professorship Pro Tem in the Economics of Health Care. The lecture series is open to all members of the community!

Monday, December 14, 4 - 5:30 p.m.

Expressions of Grief and Trauma on the Digital Streets of Chicago

Desmond Upton Patton, PhD
Associate Professor of Social Work; Associate Dean of Curriculum Innovation and Academic Affairs
Columbia University School of Social Work

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 Desmond Upton Patton, PhD

Monday, December 7, 4 - 5:00 p.m.

Disparities in Health Outcomes: Who pays the cost?

Monica L. Baskin, PhD
Professor, Division of Preventive Medicine
The University of Alabama at Birmingham
Vice Chair for Culture and Diversity, Department of Medicine
Associate Director for Community Outreach and Engagement,
O’Neal Comprehensive Cancer Center

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Monday, November 30, 4 - 5:00 p.m.

Understanding and Effectively Addressing Inequities in Health

The Paul Levinger Professorship Pro Tem in the Economics of Health Care

David R. Williams, MPH, PhD
Florence Sprague Norman and Laura Smart Norman Professor of Public Health
Chair, Department of Social and Behavioral Sciences
Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health

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Monday, November 16, 4 - 5:30 p.m.

Childhood Adversity, Race, and Biological Mechanisms of Risk for Health Care Disparities

Audrey Tyrka, MD, PhD
Co-Director, STAR Initiative: Stress, Trauma, and Resilience
Professor of Psychiatry and Human Behavior, The Warren Alpert Medical School
Directory, Laboratory for Clinical and Translational Neuroscience at Butler Hospital

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Monday, November 9, 4 - 5:30 p.m.

Effects of Urbanization on Health Disparities

Sponsored by the Department of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine
Albert Ko, MD
Chair, Department of Epidemiology of Microbial Diseases
Yale School of Medicine

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Monday, November 2, 4 - 5:30 p.m.

Health Disparities and Respiratory Disease

Juan Celedon, MD
University of Pittsburgh
Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh

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Monday, October 26, 4 - 5:30 p.m.

Child Health Disparities

Phyllis Dennery, MD
Sylvia K. Hassenfeld Professor of Pediatrics
Executive Committee, Hassenfeld Child Health Innovation Institute

Patrick Vivier, MD, PhD
Professor of Health Services, Policy and Practice
Executive Committee, Hassenfeld Child Health Innovation Institute

Kaitlyn Camacho Orona, MPH
Policy Analyst
Rhode Island Kids Count

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Monday, October 19, 4 - 5:30 p.m.

Disparities in Cancer Prevention and Treatment

Otis Brawley, MD
Bloomberg Distinguished Professor
Professor of Oncology
Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine

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Monday, October 5, 4 - 5:30 p.m.

The Climate Gap: How Climate Change Increases Health Disparities

Sponsored by the CardioPulmonary Vascular Biology COBRE
John Balmes, MD
Professor of Medicine
University of California, San Francisco

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