Building Health Equity in an Unequal World: Sherman A. James

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Thursday, November 16, 2017 6:00pm - 7:30pm
Pembroke Hall, Room 305, 172 Meeting Street, Providence RI

"Persist! The Long and Bumpy Road Toward Racial Health Equity in America"

Sherman A. James, Susan B. King Professor Emeritus of Public Policy, Professor Emeritus in the Sanford School of Public Policy, Core Member of the Center for Biobehavioral Health Disparities Research, Duke University. Learn more >

Dr. Sherman A. James will give the presentation, "Persist! The Long and Bumpy Road Toward Racial Health Equity in America" at Brown University on Thursday, November 16, 2017. This talk is the keynote of Building Health Equity in an Unequal World, a collaborative lecture series presented by the Brown University School of Public Health and the Center for the Study of Race and Ethnicity in America.

Dr. James is the Susan B. King Emeritus Professor of Public Policy at the Sanford School of Public Policy, Duke University. His research focuses on the social determinants of racial and ethnic disparities in health and health care. Internationally known for his work as a social epidemiologist, Dr. James is credited for laying the foundation that led to the development of the "John Henryism Hypothesis." This hypothesis suggests that members of poor and working-class populations, especially African Americans, who exert "high-effort" coping strategies in response to challenging social and economic conditions, are more likely to have early onset hypertension and heart disease.

Cosponsors:
The Office of the President, Warren Alpert Medical School Office of Diversity and Multicultural Affairs, and the Office of Institutional Equity and Diversity.

Also in this series:
Practitioners Sharing Strategies for Health Equity

Friday, November 17, 2017 1:00pm - 2:30pm
School of Public Health, 121 S. Main Street, Room 375