Guest speaker next week!!

Good afternoon! Next Tuesday, MEDIC will host a discussion with Dr. Erika Blacksher, an assistant professor in the Bioethics and Humanities department. She received her PhD from the University of Virginia in Religious Studies (Bioethics), after which she was a Robert Wood Johnson Health and Society Scholar at Columbia University. Most recently, she was a Research Scholar for Public Health Ethics and Policy at the Hastings Center and adjunct faculty at Albert Einstein/Montefiore Medical Center. Her research examines the ethical and policy implications of the social determinants of health and social inequalities in health. She is particularly interested in these issues as they relate to U.S. health reform, the developmental origins of children’s health, theories of social justice in public health, and the ethics of health promotion.

We are thrilled and honored to have Dr. Blacksher lead us in a discussion about the socioeconomic factors that contribute to health. Take a moment to read the attached intriguing paper on this topic before our meeting. Please join us Tuesday, May 3rd in the Health Sciences Building T530 from 4:30-6:00pm. This will be a discussion you won’t want to miss!

As always, please respond to with any questions, comments or concerns you may have regarding MEDIC and we will get back to you as soon as possible. Also, visit for more information about MEDIC and how you can get involved. If you’re unfamiliar with the Health Sciences Building, we will have directional signs posted to help you find the meeting room.

Thank you and I hope to see you at the special meeting next Tuesday!

Take care,


pdf iconClass as Ignored Determinant of Health_NEJM.pdf

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