Humanities Institute

Health & Humanities Research Seminar with Dr. Jewel Mullen

Mon, November 5, 2018 | University of Texas Club, 2108 Robert Dedman Drive, Austin, TX 78712

4:00 PM - 5:30 PM

Dr. Jewel Mullen
Dr. Jewel Mullen

This fall the Humanities Institute is hosting a series of monthly Health & Humanities Research Seminars in partnership with Dell Medical School. A follow-up to May's Pop-Up Institute, the seminars are intended to engage scholars and practitioners across the health and humanities disciplines in research-oriented dialogue. 

The November seminar took place on November 5th at the University of Texas Club and featured a presentation from Jewel Mullen, M.D., MPH, the Associate Dean for Health Equity and Associate Professor in the Departments of Population Health and Internal Medicine at the Dell Medical School. Dr. Mullen's presentation was entitled "You Can't Fill a Vessel at an Empty Well: Cultivating Empathy to Achieve Health Equity."

Dr. Jewel Mullen, M.D., MPH, is the associate dean for healthy equity at the Dell Medical School, as well as an associate professor in the school’s departments of Population Health and Internal Medicine. She also concurrently holds a faculty appointment at Huston-Tillotson University and serves as a senior consultant for Seton, part of Ascension, to help meet health equity goals across its system. 

Mullen is an internist, epidemiologist, public health physician leader and the former principal deputy assistant secretary for health in the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS). While at HHS she also served as the acting assistant secretary for health and acting director of the National Vaccine Program Office during the months bridging the transition from the Obama to the Trump administrations. Prior to her time at HHS, Mullen served for five years as commissioner of the Connecticut Department of Public Health. Her career has spanned clinical, research, teaching and administrative roles focused on improving the health of all people, especially the underserved. She is also recognized nationally and internationally as a leader in building effective community-based chronic disease prevention programs and for her commitment to improving individual and population health by strengthening coordination among community, public health and health care systems.

Board certified in internal medicine, Mullen received her Bachelor’s and Master of Public Health degrees from Yale University, where she also completed a post-doctoral fellowship in psychosocial epidemiology. She graduated from the Mount Sinai School of Medicine, where she was elected to Alpha Omega Alpha national medical honor society, and completed her residency at the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania. She also holds a Master in Public Administration degree from Harvard University’s John F. Kennedy School of Government.

Seating for each seminar is limited and a limited number of spaces are available for graduate and professional students, by faculty or research staff invitation.

RSVP to request to reserve a spot today, or contact Dr. Phillip Barrish for more information

Sponsored by: the College of Liberal Arts through the Jacob and Frances Sanger Mossiker Chair in the Humanities #1, the Humanities Institute, and Dell Medical School

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