Thursday, October 13, 2022

Deepening Diversity: A DEI of Public Health Consequence

4:00 PM to 5:30 PM

Forum Hall, Palmer Commons
or Virtually

The National Center for Institutional Diversity (NCID) and the Office of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion (ODEI) are pleased to host this year's James S. Jackson Distinguished Career Award for Diversity biennial lecture. 

Dr. Arline Geronimus, professor of health behavior & health education and research professor at the Population Studies Center in the Institute for Social Research was selected as the 2021 recipient of the Career Award for Diversity Scholarship and will be presenting.

Although people of color suffering under interlocking systems of oppression - such as impoverished and working-class residents of disinvested urban or rural communities - bear the largest population health burdens in the United States, the magnitude of racialized health inequity is often greatest among college graduates. Whether predominantly white universities are simply failing to address the greater structurally-rooted health needs of students of color or are - however inadvertently - contributing to them, new holistic DEI efforts have an urgent role to play in promoting health equity.