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David R. Williams: Understanding and Effectively Addressing Inequities in Health

November 17, 2022
11:30 AM
Callaghan Auditorium, College of Public Health Building

The Public Policy Center is proud to support this lecture hosted by the UI College of Public Health.

David R. Williams is the Florence and Laura Norman Professor of Public Health and chair of social and behavioral sciences at the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health. He has been selected by the UI College of Public Health as the 2022 recipient of the Richard and Barbara Hansen Leadership Award.

Dr. Williams, also a professor of African and African American studies and sociology at Harvard University, is an internationally recognized authority on social influences of health. His research has enhanced understanding of the ways in which race, socioeconomic status, stress, racism, health behavior, and religious involvement can affect physical and mental health. The Everyday Discrimination Scale that he developed is the most widely used measure of discrimination in health studies. 

This lecture will be held in-person at the College of Public Health and also via Zoom by registering in advance. The event is free and open to the public.

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