24th National Health Equity Research Webcast

24th National Health Equity Research Webcast

Thank you to all of the panelists and participants who made the 24th National Health Equity Research Webcast, From Awareness to Action: Leveraging Resiliency in the Context of Toxic Stress and Adverse Childhood Experiences a success.

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Kanwarpal Dhaliwal, MPH, co-founder and associate director, RYSE

LeRoy E. Reese, PhD, associate professor, Department of Community Health & Preventive Medicine at Morehouse School of Medicine (MSM)

Krista Perreira, PhD, professor, Department of Social Medicine at UNC-Chapel Hill

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Kanwarpal Dhaliwal, MPH, co-founder and associate director, RYSE

Kanwarpal Dhaliwal, MPH, co-founder and associate director, RYSE

Kanwarpal Dhaliwal is one of the co-founders of RYSE and currently serves as the associate director. In her role, she supports and guides the implementation and integration of healing-centered practices, grounded in racial justice and liberation, across all of RYSE’s program areas. She also develops, promotes and advocates for policies, investments, practices and research that enliven healing, justice and liberation across the fields and sectors in which RYSE works. Kanwarpal believes that the purpose of her work and life is to contribute to movements, communities and legacies of liberation that honor the ancestors who fought for her existence and survival, and to forge a world that is just and gentle for future generations. Before joining RYSE, Kanwarpal received a Master of Public Health and now serves as adjunct faculty at San Francisco State University.


LeRoy Reese, PhD, associate professor, Department of Community Health & Preventive Medicine at Morehouse School of Medicine (MSM)

LeRoy E. Reese, PhD, associate professor, Department of Community Health & Preventive Medicine at Morehouse School of Medicine (MSM)

Dr. Reese serves as the principal investigator and director of the Smart and Secure Children’s Parent Leadership program within the Kennedy Satcher Center for Mental Health Equity. He e co-directs the Pediatric Clinical and Translational Research Core within MSM’s Clinical Research Center. Prior to joining MSM, Dr. Reese was a senior scientist and team leader at the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention at the National Center for Injury Prevention and Control, Division of Violence Prevention. He conducts community-based health research focused on the promotion of positive physical and behavioral health; reducing risk by promoting resilience in the face of adverse environmental conditions; and the modification of community based social determinants of health. Dr. Reese is involved in the translation of basic biomedical research findings into clinic and community-based settings. He was a member of the Task Force of the American Psychological Association that produced the report “Resilience and Strength in African American Children and Adolescents.” Dr. Reese also co-edited a commonly referenced prevention text entitled, “Realizing social justice: The challenge of preventive interventions.”


Krista Perreira, PhD, professor, Department of Social Medicine at UNC-Chapel Hill

Krista Perreira, PhD, professor, Department of Social Medicine at UNC-Chapel Hill

Dr. Perreira’s research focuses on the relationships among family, migration and social policy, with an emphasis on improving health equity and eliminating racial, gender and socio-economic disparities in health. Integrating economic, psychological and sociological theory, her research is highly interdisciplinary involving collaborations with scholars in public health, medicine, nursing, psychology, sociology and other disciplines. Her research also emphasizes partnerships with community-based organizations, schools and local and state government committees in North Carolina. As a result, she has served as an advisory committee member or on the board of directors for several task forces and non-profit organizations seeking to improve the provision of services to Latino populations, immigrant and refugees in N.C. Most recently, Dr. Perreira, together with scholars from Chicago, Miami, New York and San Diego, has received funding from the National Institutes of Health (NIH) to examine the cardiovascular health of Hispanic/Latino adults and their children ages 8-16. Dr. Perreira serves as adjunct professor in the Departments of Maternal and Child Health, Health Policy and Management and Health Behavior at the Gillings School of Global Public Health.


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Ronda Taylor Bullock, PhD, director, weare

Ronda Taylor Bullock, PhD, director, weare

Dr. Bullock received her doctorate at UNC-Chapel Hill’s Policy, Leadership and School Improvement PhD Program. Using a critical race theory lens, her research focused on whiteness and how white elementary students perceived their racial identity and the racial identities of others. Prior to entering her doctoral program, she taught English for almost ten years at Hillside High School in Durham, N.C. Additionally, Dr. Bullock works as the university supervisor for Duke University’s Master of Arts in Teaching Program.


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“Thank you for selecting three speakers who were excellent and provided three different and thought provoking perspectives on health disparities. I appreciate the provision of the slides and handouts for the presentations." - Viewer (Los Angeles, CA)