Just Medicine: A Cure for Racial Inequality in American Health Care

Embodied Inequality Lecture Series: Unpacking the Impact of Race & Racism on Health

Dayna Matthew

Director, Health Law & Policy Program
University of Colorado Law School

Thursday, February 23, 2017

4:00 to 5:30 p.m.
Moss Auditorium, COMRB
909 S. Wolcott

Dayna Matthew is a professor in the Colorado School of Public Health and the University of Colorado Law School, where she serves as associate dean and directs the Health Law and Policy Program. She is a co-founder of the Colorado Health Equity Project, a medical-legal partnership "dedicated to improving health outcomes for vulnerable populations to reduce health disparities and inequity."

Her book, Just Medicine: A Cure for Racial Inequality in American Health Care, was published in 2015 by New York University Press. "Drawing on social science studies, many of which are cited here, the author gathers evidence of implicit bias before, during, and after the clinical encounter, and she argues forcefully that this can and must be changed," Kirkus Reviews wrote.

The Institute for Health Research and Policy is pleased to co-sponsor the Embodied Inequality Lecture Series, hosted by the UIC Institute for Research on Race and Public Policy (IRRPP).

Building on important work that has documented extensive health disparities, this interdisciplinary lecture series will explore why race is so consequential for health outcomes. Sessions will focus on a range of topics including how race matters for access to healthcare and healthcare delivery, how structural and interpersonal racism impact mental, emotional, and physical health, and how scholars, practitioners, and community groups can intervene to improve health outcomes for vulnerable communities.

Learn more about the IRRPP.