Income Inequality and Health in America: A Lancet Special Issue.

Monday, April 10
4:30–6 p.m.
Instructional Building
72 East Concord Street
Hiebert Lounge

Income inequality in the United States has steadily increased over the last four decades. Although this inequality has been a part of the recent national public conversation, including during this last federal election cycle, the science regarding the relationship between income inequality and population health remains unresolved. This spring, The Lancet will publish a special issue featuring five papers that advance our understanding of this issue. Boston University School of Public Health welcomes several of the issue’s authors for a discussion.


Zinzi Bailey

Director of Research and Evaluation, Center for Health Equity, New York City Department of Health and Mental Hygiene

Jacob Bor

Assistant Professor, Global Health, Boston University School of Public Health 

Samuel Dickman

Resident in Internal Medicine, University of California, San Francisco 

Adam Gaffney

Instructor in Medicine, Harvard Medical School and Attending Physician, Pulmonary and Critical Care, Cambridge Health Alliance

Steffie Woolhandler

Distinguished Professor of Public Health, City University of New York at Hunter College 


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