Recognizing and Addressing the Effects of Structural Racism on Health

A Conversation with

Courtney Boen, PhD, MPH

Assistant Professor of Sociology and Axilrod Faculty Fellow, University of Pennsylvania School of Arts and Sciences

Sara Jacoby, PhD, MPH, MSN

Assistant Professor of Family and Community Health, University of Pennsylvania School of Nursing, Senior Fellow, Center for Public Health Initiatives, and PISC Senior Scholar

Jamila Michener, PhD

Associate Professor of Government and Co-Director, Cornell Center for Health Equity, Cornell University

John Rich, MD, MPH

Professor of Health Management and Policy, and Director, Center for Nonviolence and Social Justice, Drexel University Dornsife School of Public Health

Moderated by:

Atheendar Venkataramani, MD, PhD

Assistant Professor of Medicine and Assistant Professor of Health Policy and Medical Ethics, Perelman School of Medicine, and Director, Opportunity for Health Lab

Racism is a root cause of racial health inequities, fostering widespread discriminatory practices that reinforce inequitable systems across society. Our panel of experts will discuss the consequences of these experiences—sometimes referred to as “racial trauma”—for individuals, families, and communities of color, which have important repercussions on health and wellbeing. Join us as we explore ways to identify and address the significant health consequences of structural racism

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