Reducing Health Inequities: Advancing Meaningful Change
A Focus on Racism: Morning Presentations and Panel
Making a Difference: Afternoon Presentations and Panel
Wednesday, February 1, 2017
9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
72 East Concord Street
Despite decades of research evidence and attempted interventions, health inequities persist in the United States. In this symposium, we will explore why interventions are often insufficient and how public health can take a leadership role in mitigating social determinants of health including race, class, disability, and gender.
9 a.m. – 9:30 a.m.
Breakfast and Informal Greetings
9:30 a.m. – 9:35 a.m.
Welcome and Opening Remarks
Sandro Galea, Dean and Robert A. Knox Professor, Boston University School of Public Health
Sara S. Bachman, Interim Director, Center for Innovation in Social Work and Health, Boston University School of Social Work; Director, Center for Advancing Health Policy and Practice, Boston University School of Public Health
9:35 a.m. – 10:25 a.m.
DEFINING HEALTH INEQUITIES
Alfredo Morabia, Professor of Epidemiology, Barry Commoner Center, Queens College, CUNY and Columbia University Mailman School of Public Health; Editor-in-Chief, AJPH
10:25 a.m. – 11:10 a.m.
Race: Darrell P. Wheeler, Interim Provost and Senior Vice President for Academic Affairs, University at Albany–SUNY
Class: Laura Lein, Katherine Reebel Collegiate Professor of Social Work and Former Dean, School of Social Work, University of Michigan; Professor of Anthropology, College of Literature, Science, and the Arts, University of Michigan
Disability: Jay Berry, Assistant Professor of Pediatrics, Boston Children’s Hospital and Harvard Medical School
Moderator: Abby E. Rudolph, Assistant Professor, Epidemiology, Boston University School of Public Health
11:10 p.m. – 11:25 p.m.
11:25 a.m. – 12:15 p.m.
A FOCUS ON RACISM
Eliseo J. Pérez-Stable, Director, National Institute on Minority Health and Health Disparities, National Institutes of Health
12:15 p.m. – 1 p.m.
Structural Racism: David T. Takeuchi, Professor, Dorothy Book Scholar, and Associate Dean for Research, Boston College School of Social Work
Social Determinants of Health: Kelly J. Kelleher, Professor of Pediatrics, Psychiatry, and Public Health, Colleges of Medicine and Public Health, The Ohio State University; Vice President of Community Health and Services Research, Nationwide Children’s Hospital; Center Director, Center for Innovation in Pediatric Practice, Research Institute at Nationwide Children’s Hospital
Racial Disparities in Care for Women: Tracy A. Battaglia, Associate Professor of Medicine, Boston University School of Medicine; Associate Professor, Epidemiology, Boston University School of Public Health
Moderator: Thea James, Associate Professor of Emergency Medicine, Boston University School of Medicine; Vice President of Mission and Associate Chief Medical Officer, Boston Medical Center
1 p.m. – 1:30 p.m.
1:30 p.m. – 2:15 p.m.
MAKING A DIFFERENCE
William Vega, Provost Professor and Director, Edward R. Roybal Institute on Aging, University of Southern California Suzanne Dworak-Peck School of Social Work
2:15 p.m. – 2:30 p.m.
2:30 p.m. – 3:15 p.m.
Tanya Jones, Senior Fellow, FXB Center for Health & Human Rights, Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health
Harold J. Phillips, Director, Office of HIV/AIDS Training and Capacity Development, Health Resources and Services Administration, US Department of Health and Human Services
Pamela Riley, Assistant Vice President, Delivery System Reform, The Commonwealth Fund
Moderator: Thomas Byrne, Assistant Professor, Social Welfare Policy, Boston University School of Social Work
3:15 p.m. – 3:30 p.m.
Gail Steketee, Dean and Professor, Boston University School of Social Work
3:30 p.m. – 4:30 p.m.
This symposium is co-hosted by the Boston University School of Social Work and the Boston University Center for Innovation in Social Work and Health and is sponsored in part by the Charles L. Donahue Frontiers in Public Health Speakers Series.