2015 Health Disparities Research Symposium

Plenary Session Speakers

Opening Remarks
Mona Fouad, MD, MPH
Senior Associate Dean for Diversity and Inclusion, UAB School of Medicine
Director and Professor, UAB Division of Preventive Medicine
Director UAB Minority Health and Health Disparities Research Center

Academic-Community Partnerships
Barbara A. Israel, DrPH,
Professor of Health Behavior and Health Education, University of Michigan
Zachary Rowe
Executive Director, Friends of Parkside
Video      Slides

American Men’s Health: Breaking the Silence
Mark Alexander, PhD
100 Black Men of America, Inc.
Video      Slides

Solutions for Health Disparities
Brian Smedley, PhD
Executive Director, National Collaborative for Health Equity
Video      Slides

Ten Years of Leadership in the Multidisciplinary Science of Health Disparities

Richard Marchase, PhD
Vice President, Research and Economic Development, UAB

Policy Solutions for Health Disparities
Regina Benjamin, MD, MBA
Endowed Chair, Department of Public Health Science
Xavier University of Louisiana
Video      Slides

2015 Mentor Award to Turner Overton, MD
Associate Professor, Infectious Diseases, UAB
Nominated by Ricardo Franco, MD
Award presented by Isabel Scarinci, PhD, MPH
Professor and Associate Director for Faculty Development & Education, Division of Preventive Medicine, UAB
Introduction by Selwyn Vickers, MD
Senior Vice President, UAB Medicine, Dean, UAB School of Medicine

Conditions as a Fundamental Cause of Health Disparities
Bruce Link, PhD
Professor of Epidemiology and Sociomedical Sciences
Columbia University Mailman School of Public Health
Video      Slides

Challenges and Opportunities in Studying the Multilevel Determinants of Health
Ana Diez Roux, MD PhD, MPH
Dean and Distinguished Professor of Epidemiology
Drexel University School of Public Health
Video      Slides

Consequences of Genetic Explanations for Racial Differences in Health
Jo Phelan, PhD
Professor of Sociomedical Sciences
Columbia University Mailman School of Public Health
Video      Slides

Medicine: Implications for Disparities in Drug Response
Nita Limdi, PharmD, PhD, MSPH
Professor, UAB School of Medicine
Director, UAB Personalized Medicine Institute
Video      Slides

MHRC Community Partners