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UW Health Equity Series: Culture and Race in Global Health Research
May 3, 2019 @ 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Dr. Collins Airhihenbuwa is a professor at Georgia State University. Dr. Airhihenbuwa researches global health equity issues related to culture and identity. Beyond the social determinants of health, structural determinants of persistent disparities in health should be the new frontier for promoting health equity locally and globally. Like cell tissues, structures and systems need to be ‘cultured’ to unpack the layers and levels of racial biases and their impact on health intervention and policy failures and successes. Researching culture and race, in the context of health, demands a transdisciplinary approach to examining the complexities of individual and collective behaviors relative to disease burdens that weigh on underrepresented minorities.
This lecture is part of the University of Washington Schools of Public Health, Nursing and Social Work’s Health Equity Lecture Series. Health equity means creating the conditions (and eliminating the social, economic, environmental and other barriers) that allow each person to achieve their full health potential. “The goal of this Lecture Series is to bring in thought leaders working on facets of health equity to catalyze conversations about how we can work more effectively with communities, each other and partner organizations to bring about positive change and foster a more inclusive environment on our own campus,” said Hilary Godwin, dean of the School of Public Health.
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