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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.


Accessible and Sustainable Models to Reduce Poverty-Related Educational Disparities: A Case for Utilizing the Primary Care Setting to Encourage Positive Parenting Behaviors


Wednesday, March 1, 2017
Noon to 1 p.m.

IHRP's 5th floor Conference Room (561)
1747 W. Roosevelt Rd.

Reshma Shah, MD

Assistant Professor of Pediatrics
Director, Developmental and Behavioral Pediatrics
UIC College of Medicine
IHRP Fellow

In this talk, Dr. Shah will examine how parenting behaviors impact early childhood developmental outcomes, precursors of later educational achievement. Population-level approaches, including the development of primary care–based programs, can foster new, positive parenting behaviors and reduce poverty-related educational disparities.

Dr. Shah will discuss these approaches as well as her pilot study of an intervention she's developing in UI Health pediatric clinics with funding by the National Institutes of Health and support by IHRP.

Anyone interested in public health, particularly social determinants of health and the development of population health interventions, should attend. Pediatricians, pediatric nurses, and educators also will find this presentation interesting.

Learn more about Dr. Shah.


Tips in Submitting a K Career Development Proposal

SPH Workshop


Rachael Jones, PhD
Associate Professor, Environmental and Occupational Health Sciences
UIC School of Public Health (SPH)

Sandy Slater, PhD
Research Associate Professor, SPH Health Policy and Administration
Fellow, Institute for Health Research and Policy

Tuesday, March 7, 2017
10 to 11:30 a.m.
932 SPH-PI
1603 W. Taylor St.

These faculty-scientists will discuss the do’s and don’ts of submitting a K career development proposal to the National Institutes of Health.

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Hosted by the SPH Office of Research Services