Poverty poses a serious threat to the health of the public, as those living in poverty are less likely to be able to access the conditions that promote health. Panelists will discuss the intersections of health, medicine, and poverty, and how addressing the social factors that create health can lead to greater health for all.


  • Soni Gupta

    Director of Neighborhoods and Housing, The Boston Foundation

  • Jamila Michener

    Associate Professor, Cornell University

  • Phillomin Laptiste

    Executive Director, Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, Bowdoin Street Health Center

  • Herminia Palacio

    President and CEO, Guttmacher Institute

  • Michael Stein

    Professor, Boston University School of Public Health

  • Natalia Linos

    Moderator, Executive Director, FXB Center for Health and Human Rights at Harvard University


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