Wednesday, January 17, 2018

MLK Lecture

10:30 AM to 12:00 PM

RUB Auditorium

James Jackson, PhD

Daniel Katz Distinguished University Professor of Psychology; Professor of Health Behavior and Health Education

University of Michigan School of Public Health

“Our annual MLK Grand Rounds Speaker will be James S. Jackson, PhD. He is the University of Michigan’s Daniel Katz Distinguished Professor of Psychology and a research professor at the Research Center for Group Dynamics.  He is a former Director of Michigan’s Institute for Social Research and a founding director of ISR’s Program for Research on Black Americans.  He is also the first recipient of Michigan’s “Distinguished Diversity Scholar Career Award” and one of the first recipients of President Schlissel’s “President’s Award for National and State Leadership.”  He has been a pioneer in the scientific study of health disparities. He will be talking to us about the paradoxical imbalance in vulnerability to physical and mental health problems among African Americans, and helping us understand this in the context of continuing and even rising race and class inequalities.”

Title: “Racial Group Disparities in Physical and Mental Health: Five Decades after Martin Luther King”

Disclosures: None

Hosting Faculty: Polly Gipson & James Abelson

CME Available: Yes