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February 13, 2002


Emory's Center for Research on Health Disparities Hosts 2002 Lecture Series

Why do many diseases occur at different rates in African-American, Latino, and Caucasian communities? What can we do to even the playing field as far as access to modern healthcare is concerned? How can we improve health outcomes in areas that are badly underserved by doctors -- whether in the U.S. or overseas?

The Center for Research on Health Disparities is hosting a year-long lecture series with topics focusing on the health issues and disparities of under-represented communities worldwide. The purpose of the series is to provide a greater understanding for the factors that contribute to health disparities in underserved communities. Lectures are held from 12:00 noon – 1:00 p.m. in the Rita Ann Rollins Room at the Rollins School of Public Health, Emory University. They are free and open to the public.

The Center is co-directed by Ronald Braithwaite, Ph.D., and Ken Resnicow, Ph.D., professors in the Department of Behavioral Sciences and Health Education, Rollins School of Public Health.

The lecture dates and topics are:

February 26
Walter W. Williams, M.D., MPH, Associate Director for Minority Health Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
"The Challenge and Opportunity for Health Disparity Research"

March 26
Marilyn Aguirre-Molina, Ed.D. Professor Columbia University School of Public Health
"Health Issues in the Latino Community"

April 30
Tim Tall Chief, M.Ed., Director of Indian Education Oklahoma State Department of Education
"Health Issues in the Native American Community"

September 24
Sharon Davis, Ph.D., Assistant Professor Department of Community Health and Preventive Medicine Morehouse School of Medicine
"Cardiovascular Disease in African American Populations"

October 22
Anthony Mbewu, M.D., Director of Research, Medical Research Council, Cape Town, South Africa
"Health Disparities: The South African Experience"

November 19
Francisco S. Sy, M.D., Dr..PH, Senior Health Scientist Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Division of HIV/AIDS Prevention
"Health Disparities in the Asian - Pacific Islander Community"

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