The Science and Epidemiology of Racism and Health in the United States: an Ecosocial Perspective

Start: Friday, February 29, 2008 - 5:00 am

End: Friday, February 29, 2008 - 6:30 am


UNM Webcast is Friday February 29, 2008
12:00 p.m. - 1:30 pm (MDT)
Domenici Education Center, Room 2112

Dr. Krieger discusses conceptual and methodological issues involved in analyzing how racial and economic injustice produce health inequities, coupled with empirical examples drawn from her research as a social epidemiologist.

Nancy Krieger is Professor of Society, Human Development, and Health at the Harvard School of Public Health, Associate Director of the Harvard Center for Society and Health, and Co-Director of the HSPH Interdisciplinary Concentration on Women, Gender, and Health. Dr. Krieger’s work focuses on three aspects of social inequalities in health: (a) etiologic studies on the determinants of health inequities, (b) methods for improving monitoring of social inequalities in health, and (c) development of theoretical frameworks, including ecosocial theory, to guide work on understanding and addressing health disparities.

The Lecture is the highlight of the 29th Annual University of North Carolina (UNC) School of Public Health Minority Health Conference on “The Impact of Poverty, Culture, and Environment on Minority Health,” presented by the School's Minority Student Caucus in collaboration with the NC Institute for Public Health and the UNC School of Public Health Dean's Office.

If you have any questions, please call
Pamela Sedillo (505) 272-1917
Or email Victoria Sanchez

UNM Sponsorship by the Masters in Public Health (MPH) Program in partnership with the New Mexico Health Equity Working Group and the RWJF Center for Health Policy.