Department of Anthropology

Conference: Addressing Racial/Ethnic Health Disparities

Mon, September 23, 2013

Addressing Racial/Ethnic Health Disparities: Best Practices for Clinical Care and Medical Education in the 21st Century

September 23-24, 2013

One of the primary goals of the US Department of Health and Human Services, the National Institutes of Health, and many public health programs is the reduction of health disparities in the United States. However, significant racial/ethnic disparities persist in the prevalence of disease, access to medical care, quality of care, and health outcomes for the most common causes of death (including cardiovascular and lung disease, infectious disease, cancer, diabetes, and accidents). At this conference, nationally-recognized speakers will discuss the causes of such disparities and describe new approaches in clinical care and medical education that improve care, achieve better health outcomes, and reduce racial/ethnic health disparities. They will also discuss how these best practices can be incorporated into medical training at the new Dell Medical School at The University of Texas and at other medical schools around the country. One key goal of this conference is to help design a cutting-edge curriculum that will better prepare medical students to meet the challenges and opportunities of 21st century medicine.



Deborah Bolnick, PhD
Vence Bonham, JD
Richard Garcia, MD
Paul Godley, MD, PhD, MPP
Ernesto Gonzalez, MD
Clarence Gravlee, PhD
Helena Hansen, MD, PhD
John Hoberman, PhD
Seth Holmes, MD, PhD
Jonathan Kahn, JD, PhD
Jay Kaufman, PhD
Diane Magrane, MD
Kyriakos Markides, PhD
Jamie McGuire, MD
Jonathan Metzl, MD, PhD
Michael Montoya, PhD
Rayna Rapp, PhD
Dorothy Roberts, JD
Charles Rotimi, PhD
Karen-Sue Taussig, PhD


Open to all registrants on September 23rd; closed workshop for invited participants only September 24th.  For more information and to register, please see:

Sponsored by: The College of Liberal Arts, University Health Services, Dell Medical School and Seton Healthcare

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