Decoding Disparities Lecture Series

The Decoding Disparities Lecture Series is sponsored by The Warren Alpert Medical School of Brown University and the Brown School of Public Health to examine health inequity and to outline steps toward a more equitable and just health care system.

The series is supported by The Paul Levinger Professorship Pro Tem in the Economics of Health Care. This lecture was established in 1987 to honor the memory of Paul Levinger by a gift from his wife, Ruth N. Levinger, on behalf of the Levinger family. The Levingers' daughter and son-in-law, Bette Levinger Cohen and John M. Cohen '59, MD were instrumental in Mrs. Levinger's decision to make this gift.

All seminars are held virtually on Mondays at 4 p.m.

Previous Decoding Disparities Lectures

 

Upcoming Seminars

Decoding Disparities Series events

  • Virtual

    Health Disparities and Respiratory Disease

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    Juan Celedon, MD, DrPH
    University of Pittsburgh
    Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh
    Niels K. Jerne Professor of Pediatrics, and Professor of Medicine, Epidemiology and Human Genetics
    Division Director, Pulmonology

    Dr. Celedón is the Niels K. Jerne Professor of Pediatrics; Professor of Medicine, Epidemiology and Human Genetics; and Division Chief of Pediatric Pulmonary Medicine at the University of Pittsburgh. His research goals are to identify genetic and environmental determinants of airway diseases, particularly in racial/ethnic minorities. Dr. Celedón leads NIH-funded projects on the “omics” and epidemiology of asthma and has authored or co-authored more than 300 publications.

    Registration is required. Link to Zoom webinar will be provided after registration.

    The Decoding Disparities Lecture Series

    The Decoding Disparities Lecture Series is sponsored by The Warren Alpert Medical School of Brown University and the Brown School of Public Health to examine health inequity and to outline steps toward a more equitable and just health care system.

    The series is supported by The Paul Levinger Professorship Pro Tem in the Economics of Health Care. This lecture was established in 1987 to honor the memory of Paul Levinger by a gift from his wife, Ruth N. Levinger, on behalf of the Levinger family. The Levingers’ daughter and son-in-law, Bette Levinger Cohen and John M. Cohen ’59, MD were instrumental in Mrs. Levinger’s decision to make this gift.

    Continuing Medical Education Credit

    This live activity is approved for AMA PRA Category 1 Credit

    Physicians: To be eligible to claim CME credit, please register for this event at cme-learning.brown.edu

    All others Register Here

  • Albert Ko, MD
    Chair, Department of Epidemiology of Microbial Diseases
    Yale School of Medicine
    Department Chair and Professor of Epidemiology (Microbial Diseases) and of Medicine (Infectious Diseases); Department Chair, Epidemiology of Microbial Diseases

    Dr. Ko’s research centers on the health problems that have emerged as a consequence of rapid urbanization and social inequity. He coordinates a research and training program on urban slum health in Brazil and is conducting prospective community-based studies on rat-borne leptospirosis, dengue, meningitis and respiratory infections. His research particularly focuses on understanding the transmission dynamics and natural history of leptospirosis, which is a model for an infectious disease that has emerged in slum environments due to the interaction of climate, urban ecology and social marginalization.

    Sponsored by the Department of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine

    Registration is required. Link to Zoom webinar will be provided after registration.

    The Decoding Disparities Lecture Series

    The Decoding Disparities Lecture Series is sponsored by The Warren Alpert Medical School of Brown University and the Brown School of Public Health to examine health inequity and to outline steps toward a more equitable and just health care system.

    The series is supported by The Paul Levinger Professorship Pro Tem in the Economics of Health Care. This lecture was established in 1987 to honor the memory of Paul Levinger by a gift from his wife, Ruth N. Levinger, on behalf of the Levinger family. The Levingers’ daughter and son-in-law, Bette Levinger Cohen and John M. Cohen ’59, MD were instrumental in Mrs. Levinger’s decision to make this gift.

    Continuing Medical Education Credit

    This live activity is approved for AMA PRA Category 1 Credit

    Physicians: To be eligible to claim CME credit, please register for this event at cme-learning.brown.edu

    All others Register Here

  • Audrey Tyrka, MD, PhD
    Co-Director, STAR Initiative: Stress, Trauma, and Resilience
    Professor of Psychiatry and Human Behavior, The Warren Alpert Medical School
    Directory, Laboratory for Clinical and Translational Neuroscience at Butler Hospital

    Dr. Tyrka’s research program is focused on the biological mechanisms of risk resulting from early stress and trauma in maltreated children and adults with a history of childhood adversity. She has made important contributions to understanding the metabolic, genetic, and epigenetic mechanisms of risk.

    Registration is required. Link to Zoom webinar will be provided after registration.

    The Decoding Disparities Lecture Series

    The Decoding Disparities Lecture Series is sponsored by The Warren Alpert Medical School of Brown University and the Brown School of Public Health to examine health inequity and to outline steps toward a more equitable and just health care system.

    The series is supported by The Paul Levinger Professorship Pro Tem in the Economics of Health Care. This lecture was established in 1987 to honor the memory of Paul Levinger by a gift from his wife, Ruth N. Levinger, on behalf of the Levinger family. The Levingers’ daughter and son-in-law, Bette Levinger Cohen and John M. Cohen ’59, MD were instrumental in Mrs. Levinger’s decision to make this gift.

    Continuing Medical Education Credit

    This live activity is approved for AMA PRA Category 1 Credit

    Physicians: To be eligible to claim CME credit, please register for this event at cme-learning.brown.edu

    All others Register Here

  • The Paul Levinger Professorship Pro Tem in the Economics of Health Care
    David R. Williams, MPH, PhD
    Florence Sprague Norman and Laura Smart Norman Professor of Public Health
    Chair, Department of Social and Behavioral Sciences
    Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health

    Dr. Williams is an internationally recognized social scientist focused on social influences on health. He has been invited to keynote scientific conferences in Europe, Africa, Australia, the Middle East, South America and across the United States. His research has enhanced our understanding of the complex ways in which socioeconomic status, race, stress, racism, health behavior and religious involvement can affect health. He is the author of more than 475 scientific papers and he has served on the editorial board of 12 scientific journals and as a reviewer for over 75 others. The Everyday Discrimination Scale that he developed is the most widely used measure of discrimination in health studies.

    Registration is required. Link to Zoom webinar will be provided after registration.

    The Decoding Disparities Lecture Series

    The Decoding Disparities Lecture Series is sponsored by The Warren Alpert Medical School of Brown University and the Brown School of Public Health to examine health inequity and to outline steps toward a more equitable and just health care system.

    The series is supported by The Paul Levinger Professorship Pro Tem in the Economics of Health Care. This lecture was established in 1987 to honor the memory of Paul Levinger by a gift from his wife, Ruth N. Levinger, on behalf of the Levinger family. The Levingers’ daughter and son-in-law, Bette Levinger Cohen and John M. Cohen ’59, MD were instrumental in Mrs. Levinger’s decision to make this gift.

    Continuing Medical Education

    This live activity is approved for AMA PRA Category 1 Credit

    Physicians: To be eligible to claim CME credit, please register for this event at cme-learning.brown.edu

    All others Register Here