Our Challenging Public Health series invites speakers from outside of public health to reflect on the public health response to the COVID-19 pandemic. This conversation features Michelle Holder, President and CEO of the Washington Center for Equitable Growth. Holder’s research focuses primarily on how the US job market discriminates against people of color, particularly Black women, who not only face a gender wage gap but a racial wage gap. She has written extensively on this subject, including The ‘Double Gap’ and the Bottom Line: African American Women’s Wage Gap and Corporate Profits, and more recently The Early Impact of Covid-19 on Job losses among Black Women in the United States.


  • @mlholder999

    Michelle Holder

    President of the Washington Center for Equitable Growth; Associate Professor of Economics, John Jay College, City University of New York

  • @sandrogalea

    Sandro Galea

    MODERATOR Dean and Robert A Knox Professor, Boston University School of Public Health


Get Involved

Connect with SPH

How to engage with us on social media:

  • Follow @busph and tag us in your stories and posts on all platforms
  • Post, like, and retweet content, using event hashtag and tagging speaker(s)
  • Share event information on social media
  • Send registration link to your networks