Race, Racism and Health Inequalities

Following on the Black Lives Matter movement on campus and nationally as well as interest among SPaRC (Social and Population Sciences Research Consortium) faculty around these issues, SPaRC and ASGD students are organizing a panel titled Race, Racism, and Health Inequalities: An Interdisciplinary Conversation Across the Social & Population Sciences featuring UCSF SPaRC faculty who will discuss how to have interdisciplinary conversations around issues of race and health. Faculty representing the diverse disciplines of the consortium will describe how their fields approach these issues as well as the kinds of questions their fields make available, theoretical and methodological strategies employed, and the solutions and/or social implications of this work. A casual reception will follow to provide students with an opportunity to engage with faculty panelists and event attendees about interdisciplinary approaches to race, racism, and health inequality.

This event is part of the "Career and Research Day," organized by the Associated Students of the Graduate Division, as well as the inaugural event of the Social and Population Science Research Consortium (SPaRC), which supports the activities of the graduate degree programs in epidemiology, medical anthropology, nursing, history of health sciences, and sociology.

Dr. Elizabeth Watkins, dean of the Graduate Division, vice chancellor of Student Academic Affairs, and professor of History and Health Sciences, will give opening remarks.  Dr. Janet Shim, director of the Sociology Program, will moderate the panel discussion.


Howard Pinderhughes, PhD, Associate Professor, Department of Social and Behavioral Sciences

Irene Yen, PhD, MPH, Associate Professor of Medicine and Epidemiology & Biostatistics

Aimee Medeiros, PhD, Assistant Professor, History of Health Sciences

Kelly Knight, PhD, Assistant Professor, Department of Anthropology History and Social Medicine

Kim Dau, RN, MS, CNM, Assistant Professor, Department of Family Health Care Nursing

Refreshments will be provided.

Tuesday, May 5, 2015 at 5:00pm to 7:30pm

Golden Gate Room in Millberry Union, UCSF Parnassus

Event Type

Lecture/Seminar, Panel Discussion


Students, Postdocs, Faculty, Staff





Contact Info

Sonia Y. Rab Alam, PhD(c), MPH (sonia.alam@ucsf.edu)


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Neesha Mehta

Neesha Mehta left a positive review 5/4/2015

Great event, would like to see more of these on campus!