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Black Bodies, Black Health | Disrupting Health Disparities: Imagining a Just Racial Future External Expert Conference

Date & Time

Wednesday, August 17, 2022, 9:30 a.m.-6:15 p.m.

Category

Conference

Contact

Desiree Manning

Information

Black Bodies, Black Health is a one-year research project led by Rutgers University professors Anna Branch (Sociology) and Michelle Stephens (English and Latino and Caribbean Studies), supported by a grant from the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation and using interdisciplinary research to explore and unpack structural racism in service of creating equitable health outcomes.

BBBH Conference Title

This 3-day conference featured in-depth engagement with scholars in the broad field of race and health and a mix of speakers and group discussions focusing on racial health disparities and achieving health equity. The conference culminated in the Presidential Keynote by sitting Rutgers President Jonathan Holloway titled "Mapping Value: The Material Consequences of Structural Racism."

Click here for more about the conference. 

Watch the Conference On-Demand below.

Welcome: "Centering the Black Body" by Black Bodies, Black Health Project Leads Dr. Michelle Stephens and Dr. Anna Branch 
Michelle Stephens at the BBBH Conference
ISGRJ Founding and Executive Director and Black Bodies, Black Health Research Project Lead Michelle Stephens opens the conference on August 17, 2022.
Anna Branch at the BBBH Conference
Senior Vice President for Equity and Black Bodies, Black Health Research Project Lead Dr. Anna Branch opens the conference on August 17, 2022.
Click here to watch.

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“To Wash the Ethiope: The Treatment of Black Bodies” by Dr. Patricia Akhimie 
Patricia Akhimie at the BBBH Conference
Dr. Patricia Akhimie,<em>&nbsp;</em>Associate Professor of English, Rutgers-Newark, Director, RaceB4Race Mentoring Network presents at the Black Bodies, Black Health External Expert Conference on August 17, 2022
Click here to watch.

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“Racism and Structural Racism Undermine the Public Health: What Research Evidences” by Dr. Perry Halkitis 
Perry Halkitis at the BBBH Conference
Dr. Perry Halkitis,&nbsp;Dean and Professor of Biostatistics and Urban-Global Public Health at the School of Public Health; and founder and director of the Center for Health, Identity, Behavior &amp; Prevention Studies (CHIBPS) presents at the Black Bodies, Black Health External Expert Conference on August 17, 2022
Click here to watch

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Presidential Keynote
Mapping Value: The Material Consequences of  Structural Racism”  by Dr. Jonathan S. Holloway, Rutgers President and University Professor 
President Holloway at the BBBH Conference
Rutgers President Jonathan Holloway presents the keynote address at the Black Bodies, Black Health External Expert Conference on August 17, 2022
Click here to watch.