GIRI: Social Determinantes of Health

Featured speakers included Chandra Ford, Associate Professor in the Department of Community Health Sciences at UCLA Fielding School of Public Health. Her areas of expertise include HIV/AIDS prevention and care; HIV testing among older adults; the social determinants of health/social epidemiology; conceptualizing and measuring racism, race and ethnicity. Jonathan Livingston, Associate Professor of Psychology at North Carolina Central University. His areas of interests are African American psychological well-being and the cumulative effects of racism and social inequalities on African American mental health and health disparities. Additional areas of interest include program evaluation, community development, and education reform. Wizdom Powell, Associate Professor in the Department of Health Behavior and trained population health disparities research scientist and clinical psychologist. She is recognized nationally for the impact of her work addressing social determinants of health inequities among boys and men of color. Damon Tweedy is the author of Black Man in a White Coat, a New York Times Bestseller selected as one of the top books of 2015 by TIME, Booklist, and Library Journal. Dr. Tweedy is a graduate of Duke University School of Medicine. He is an assistant professor of psychiatry at Duke University Medical Center and a staff physician at the Durham Veteran Affairs Medical Center. He has published articles about race and medicine in The New York Times, The Washington Post, and The Chicago Tribune, as well as in various medical journals.