This program will reflect on the US Public Health Service Syphilis Study at Tuskegee.  What lessons can we as the public health community learn from this racist and unethical study? What actions can we take to build trust among historically marginalized communities of color in our pursuit of better health for all? Speakers include Lillie Jewel Tyson Head, President of Voices for Our Fathers Legacy Foundation and daughter of Freddie Lee Tyson, one of the 623 men whose legal health rights were violated in the study, and Christopher Koller, President of the Milbank Memorial Fund, which has publicly acknowledged and apologized for the Fund’s role in the study.


CDC, USPHS Syphilis Study at Tuskegee


  • Lillie Jewel Tyson Head

    President, Voices For Our Fathers Legacy Foundation

  • Christopher Koller

    President, Milbank Memorial Fund

  • Yvette C. Cozier

    Associate Dean for Diversity, Equity, Inclusion, and Justice, Boston University School of Public Health (SPH'94,'04)(MODERATOR)


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