Columbia Science and Health Equity Lecture Series

This lecture series is part of the recommendations made by the CUIMC Task Force for Addressing Structural Racism and aims to increase the focus on racial/ethnic health disparities and solutions research, as well as training/nurturing future researchers for this work. This series brings together distinguished scientists and scholars from within the Columbia community and from other institutions whose work focuses on key aspects of health inequity.

Past Lectures:

“The Art, Science, and Rewards of Community Engagement”

September 21, 2021

Moderators: 

  • Rafael A. Lantigua, MD, Professor of Medicine at CUMC , Associate Dean for Community Service, Vagelos College of Physicians & Surgeons
  • Muredach P. Reilly, MBBCH, MSCE, Florence and Herbert Irving Professor of Medicine, Director, Irving Institute for Clinical and Translational Research, Associate Dean for Clinical and Translational Research, Columbia University Irving Medical Center

 Panelists:

  •  Alejandra N. Aguirre, DrPH, MPH  , Assistant Director, Community Engagement , Irving Institute for Clinical and Translational Research , Columbia University Irving Medical Center
  • Elizabeth Gross Cohn, RN, PhD, Adjunct Associate Research Scientist in the Irving Institute for Clinical and Translational Research, Columbia University Irving Medical Center
  • Lena L. Green, DSW, LCSW, CLC, Executive Director, The Hope Center 
  • Sidney H. Hankerson, MD, MBA, Associate Professor of Psychiatry at CUMC, Associate Director, Community Engagement, Vagelos College of Physicians and Surgeons
  • Fern Hertzberg, MSW, Executive Director, ARC XVI Fort Washington, Inc.
  • Jewel Jones, MSEd, Associate Director of Compliance and Diversity, Deputy Title IX Coordinator, Hostos Community College, CUNY
  • Glenn McMillan, Community Health Worker, Columbia Wellness Center
  • Rachel C. Shelton, ScD, MPH, Associate Professor of Sociomedical Sciences, Mailman School of Public Health
  • Olajide A. Williams, MD, Professor of Neurology, Associate Dean for Community Research, Vagelos College of Physicians and Surgeons

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"Approaches to Healing the Wounds of Violence and Racial Trauma” with John A. Rich, MD, MPH

April 21, 2021

Speaker:

  • John A. Rich, MD, MPH, Professor of Health Management and Policy, Center for Nonviolence and Social Justice, Dornsife School of Public Health, Drexel University

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“Spatial Epidemiology and the Science of Place in Shaping Health Equity”

March 9, 2021

Moderator: 

  • Charles Branas, PhD, Anna Cheskis Gelman and Murray Charles Gelman Professor of Epidemiology, Chair, Department of Epidemiology, Mailman School of Public Health

Panelists: 

  • Joan A. Casey, PhD, Assistant Professor of Environmental Health Sciences, Mailman School of Public Health
  • Dustin T. Duncan, ScD, ScM, Associate Professor of Epidemiology, Mailman School of Public Health
  • Katherine M.  Keyes, PhD, MPH, Associate Professor of Epidemiology, Mailman School of Public Health
  • Christopher N. Morrison, PhD, MPH, Assistant Professor of Epidemiology, Mailman School of Public Health
  • Andrew G. Rundle, DrPH, MPH, Associate Professor of Epidemiology, Mailman School of Public Health 

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“National Institute on Minority Health and Health Disparities Research Framework" with Eliseo Perez-Stable, MD

January 26, 2021

Inaugural lecture 

Speaker:

  • Eliseo Perez-Stable, MD, Director of the National Institute on Minority Health and Health Disparities (NIMHD) at the National Institutes of Health (NIH)

Dr. Perez-Stable is the recipient of the 2021 Excellence in Advancing Health Equity Research Award from the Offfice of Faculty Professional Development, Diversity and Inclusion at CUIMC. 

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Please visit the Calendar of Events for upcoming program dates. 

For more information, please email: Office_Acad_Affairs@cumc.columbia.edu.