18th Annual William T. Small, Jr. Keynote Lecture

By Dr. Crystallee Crain

Shekinah A. Fashaw, MSPH Candidate, Department of Health Policy and Management, Gillings School of Global Public Health

From the 37th Annual Minority Health Conference: In Solidarity: The Role of Public Health in Social Justice

Friday, February 26th, 2016

About This Webcast:

About the Presenter

Dr. Crystallee Crain began her career in public service with a passion for justice, equity, and access for low income communities and communities of color. Dr. Crain has worked as a professor for 10 years in political science and sociology departments in CA and MI. As a public health advocate Dr. Crain demands better systems and services for the most marginalized. Dr. Crain earned a Doctorate of Philosophy in Transformative Studies at the California Institute of Integral Studies in San Francisco, CA. She holds an MA in Social Sciences, and a BA in Political Science from Northern Michigan University. She has received advanced training in Health and Human Rights from the School of Public Health at Harvard University. In 2011 she received the Norman Lear Award from Young People For (YP4). Dr. Crain proudly serves as a member of the Alameda County Juvenile Justice & Delinquency Prevention Commission and the National Association for Civilian Oversight of Law Enforcement. In 2011 she was featured in the TIME Magazine PROTESTOR issue highlighting activists around the world who speak truth to power.




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About the Moderator

Shekinah is pursuing a Master of Science in Public Health in the Department of Health Policy & Management at the Gillings School of Global Public Health as a Gillings Scholar. Ms. Fashaw graduated Summa Cum Laude from the University of Central Florida where she majored in Interdisciplinary Studies. Her undergraduate academic achievements include participation in the McNair Scholars program as well as The Burnett Honors College Honors in the Major Thesis program. Shekinah’s undergraduate thesis focused on health disparities in the long-term care settings. Recently Shekinah was selected to attend the CDC’s 2016 Millennial Health Leaders’ Summit. She is extremely passionate and committed to improving the health of minority and vulnerable populations through research and evaluation. She has a particular interest in the intersection of social determinants of health and public policy, as well as the translation of research into practice and policy. Ms. Fashaw has always valued servant leadership and creating opportunities for others.

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