Spring 2010 Lecture Series -“Plural Perspectives on Health and Health Policy”

Spring 2010 Lecture Series
“Plural Perspectives on Health and Health Policy”



Institute for the Study of “Race” and Social Justice Presents:

“The Economics of Colorism”

   

  William Darity, PhD
Sanford Institute of Public Policy, Duke University

Friday, February 19, 2010     2:00–4:00 pm
UNM Hibben Center Room 105

Darity’s presentation will examine how this specific form of racism, colorism, is manifest in literature and in social science research findings on employment, marriage, and health. Particular attention will be given to the penalties borne by Latinos and African Americans for having darker complexions.

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Institute for the Study of “Race” and Social Justice Presents:

Scientific Advantages of Studying Racially "Admixed" Populations: Lessons from the Genetics of Asthma in Latino Americans Study

 

Esteban Gonzales Burchard, MD, MPH
Associate Professor, Biopharmaceutical Sciences and School of Medicine
Universityof California, San Francisco
 
Friday, March 12, 2010    2:00–4:00 pm
UNM Hibben Center Room 105

 

The results of his research suggest that differences in the distribution of genetic risk factors, which are associated with ancestry, may, in part, explain differences in the burden of asthma and variation in drug response.

Dr. Burchard's lecture will: Discuss how genetic ancestry influences risk of disease and response to drug therapies. Demonstrate that there are population-specific differences in genetic factors which are associated with asthma and drug response. Demonstrate that locus-specific ancestry influences risk of asthma.

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“Self-Employment, Disability Status, and Race/Ethnicity”

 
Marie Moya
Professor of Economics
University of Texas–Pan American
 
Thursday, April 8, 2010    12:30–2:00 pm
UNM Student Union Building Lobo Room A & B


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“The Politics of Health Care Reform”

Ellen-Marie Whelan, NP, PhD
Senior Health Policy Analyst
Associate Director of Health Policy–Center for American Progress

Thursday, May 27, 2010    12:30–2:00 pm
UNMHSC College of Pharmacy Auditorium

 
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RWJF Center for Health Policy

The Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Center for Health Policy at the University of New Mecico is the only health policy center dedicated to increasing the number of leaders from Latino and American Indian communities helping to shape the future of our nation’s health and health care. A collaboration of the University of New Mexico and the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, the RWJF Center for Health Policy focuses on inserting the perspectives of Latino, American Indian and other underrepresented groups into the most pressing health policy debates today.

The Institute for the Study of “Race” and Social Justice is an initiative within the RWJF Center for Health Policy to address the pressing social and economic issues that affect the health and well-being of all Americans. Its mission is to promote the establishment of empirical, theoretical and methodological clarity about “race” that draws on cutting-edge thinking from multiple disciplines and diverse empirical traditions.

For more information contact the Center at 505-277-0130 or hpolicy@unm.edu or in the events section of our Web site http://healthpolicy.unm.edu.

 

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