Columbia University in the City of New York

Jun 11, 202011:00 am
Town Hall

Structural Racism and Health Equity Town Hall

Left: Robert E. Fullilove, EdD, Professor, Sociomedical Sciences at the Columbia University Medical Center, Associate Dean, Community and Minority Affairs. Right: Olajide Williams, MD, MS, Professor of Neurology, Department of Neurology, co-director of Columbia's Community Wellness Center.

Join Olajide Williams, MD, MS and Robert E. Fullilove, EdD, in discussing the interactions between racism, history and public health equity and justice.

June 11th, 11:00 am – 12:00 pm at Online

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Join Dr. Williams and Dr. Fullilove in discussing the interactions between racism, history, and public health equity and justice. Questions can be submitted ahead of time through the registration page.

Moderated by Paula Croxson, PhD, Associate Director of Public Programs, Columbia's Zuckerman Institute.

This event will take place virtually, register here.

Robert E. Fullilove, EdD, is the Associate Dean for Community and Minority Affairs, Professor of Clinical Sociomedical Sciences and the co-director of the Cities Research Group. Dr Fullilove has authored numerous articles in the area of minority health. Since 1996, he has served on five IOM study committees that have produced reports on a variety of topics including substance abuse and addiction, HIV/AIDS, tuberculosis and damp indoor spaces and health. He has been awarded the Distinguished Teaching Award at the Mailman School of Public Health three times (in 1995, 2001 and 2013), and in May, 2002 he was awarded an honorary doctorate from Bank Street College of Education. To learn more about Dr. Fullilove’s work, click here.

Olajide Williams, MD, MS, is a Professor and Chief of Staff of the Department of Neurology at the Columbia University Vagelos College of Physicians and Surgeons and Co-Director of the Columbia Wellness Center in the Jerome L. Greene Science Center. Dr. Williams is a world-renowned leader in stroke disparities and community-based behavioral intervention research. He is founder and chair of Hip Hop Public Health, an internationally recognized organization that creates and implements multimedia public health interventions that target and engage young people in the health of their families and communities. An influential clinician-educator, Dr. Williams is a member of the Vagelos College of Physicians and Surgeons (VP&S) Virginia Apgar Academy of Medical Educators and an inaugural member of the VP&S Academy of Community and Public Service. To learn more about Dr. Williams’ work, click here.


This event is sponsored by Columbia's Zuckerman Institute and Columbia's Community Wellness Center.

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