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Dean’s Inclusive Excellence Lecture: Dr. David Williams
Dean’s Inclusive Excellence Lecture with Dr. David Williams
Understanding and Effectively Addressing Inequities in Health
Monday, April 3
10 – 11 A.M.
Joan Heckler Gillings Auditorium (Rosenau 133) and streaming online
Presented by the Department of Health Policy and Management and Gillings Inclusive Excellence
Refreshments will be served immediately following the lecture.
Dr. Williams is the Norman Professor of Public Health and chair of the Department of Social and Behavioral Sciences at the Harvard Chan School of Public Health. He is also a professor of African and African-American studies and sociology at Harvard University. He is an internationally recognized authority on social influences on health.
This presentation will give an overview of socioeconomic and racial/ethnic inequities in health. It will also describe promising interventions to improve the delivery of medical care, reduce stress and the harmful health effects of exposure to stress on health, as well as to enhance job opportunities, housing and neighborhood conditions that can improve health and eliminate health inequities.