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.
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
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"
Marilyn Aguirre-Molina, Ed.D. Professor Columbia University School of
"Health Issues in the Latino Community"
Tim Tall Chief, M.Ed., Director of Indian Education Oklahoma State Department
"Health Issues in the Native American Community"
Sharon Davis, Ph.D., Assistant Professor Department of Community Health
and Preventive Medicine Morehouse School of Medicine
"Cardiovascular Disease in African American Populations"
Anthony Mbewu, M.D., Director of Research, Medical Research Council,
Cape Town, South Africa
"Health Disparities: The South African Experience"
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"