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Building Health Equity In an Unequal World Series: Dr. Mona Hanna-Attisha, pediatrician and public health advocate whose research exposed the Flint Water Crisis

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Thursday, March 01, 2018 6:00pm - 7:30pm
IBES Room 130 (Carmichael Auditorium), 85 Waterman Street, Providence RI

"The Flint Water Crisis: A Journey for Justice"

Mona Hanna-Attisha, MD, MPH, will give the presentation, "The Flint Water Crisis: A Journey for Justice" at Brown University on Thursday, March 1, 2018. This talk is part 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. Mona Hanna-Attisha is a pediatrician and public health advocate whose research exposed the Flint Water Crisis. In this presentation, Dr. Hanna-Attisha will discuss the background of the Flint Water Crisis, the role and scope of lead exposure mitigation, and the current status of Flint and health advocacy going forward.

Free & open to the public. Light reception to follow. 

Speaker

Mona Hanna-Attisha, MD, MPH, is associate professor of pediatrics at Michigan State University College of Human Medicine and director of the pediatric residency program at Hurley Children’s Hospital in Flint, Michigan. Dr. Hanna-Attisha received her bachelor’s and Master of Public Health degrees from the University of Michigan and her medical degree from Michigan State University College of Human Medicine. She completed her residency at Children’s Hospital of Michigan in Detroit, where she was chief resident. In 2015, Dr. Hanna-Attisha was heralded internationally for her study that exposed elevated lead blood levels in Flint children. Today, Dr. Hanna-Attisha directs the Michigan State University and Hurley Children’s Hospital Pediatric Public Health Initiative, an innovative and model public health program to research, monitor and mitigate the impact of the Flint Water Crisis and help all Flint children grow up healthy and strong. In addition, Dr. Hanna-Attisha is the author of the forthcoming book, "What The Eyes Don't See." 

Cosponsors

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