17th Annual William T. Small, Jr. Keynote Lecture
Economic Mobility and Health Disparities: Inequalities by Race, Ethnicity and Class
by William A. Darity, Jr., Ph.D.
Moderator: Shawn C. T. Jones , Doctoral Student, Department of Psychology, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
From the 36th Annual Minority Health Conference: Reaching for the American Dream: Economic Mobility and Minority Health
Friday, February 27th, 2015
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About the Presenter
William A. "Sandy" Darity Jr. is the Samuel DuBois Cook Professor of Public Policy, African and African American Studies, and Economics, and director of the Duke Consortium on Social Equity. He is also the founding director of the Research Network on Racial and Ethnic Inequality at Duke University. Dr. Darity earned the Ph.D. in economics from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology in 1978. Previously, he served as director of the Institute of African American Research, director of the Moore Undergraduate Research Apprenticeship Program, director of the Undergraduate Honors Program in economics, and director of Graduate Studies at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Dr. Darity's research focuses on inequality by race, class and ethnicity, stratification economics, schooling and the racial achievement gap, North-South theories of trade and development, skin shade and labor market outcomes, the economics of reparations, the Atlantic slave trade and the Industrial Revolution, the history of economics, and the social psychological effects of exposure to unemployment.
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- Andrew Schoenbach & Daryl Kade in honor of Victor J. & Marion E. Schoenbach
- Anonymous in honor of Nancy Colvin
- Robert and Wendy Reasenberg in honor of Victor J. and Marion E. Schoenbach
- SPH Alumni Association
- UNC Department of Environmental Sciences and Engineering
- UNC Department of Epidemiology
- UNC Department of Health Behavior
- UNC Department of Health Policy and Management
- UNC Department of Nutrition
- UNC Department of Psychology
- UNC Health Care
- UNC Institute of African American Research
- UNC Kenan-Flagler Business School
- UNC Social Epidemiology Program
About the Moderator
Shawn C. T. Jones, M.A. M.H.S. is a fifth year doctoral candidate in Child and Family Clinical Psychology at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. He has completed his B.S.in Psychology at Duke University, a Masters of Health Science at Johns Hopkins University Bloomberg School of Public Health, Baltimore Maryland and his M.A. in Psychology at UNC-Chapel Hill. Shawn's research interests have focused on ethnic minority youth development, with an emphasis on culturally relevant protective factors. With a degree in public health and certificates in health disparities and community based public health, Shawn is passionate about reducing racial and socioeconomic health disparities related to mental health service access, quality, and utilization.