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Race, Ethnicity & Health Speaker Series (Fall 2020)

October 1, 2020

Race and Reproductive Justice

Dr. Rebecca Shansami Ellis, Emory School of Nursing
Dázon Dixon Diallok, SisterLove
Monica Simpson, SisterSong
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November 4, 2020

Social Disparities in COVID-19

Dr. Shivani Patel, Emory Rollins School of Public Health
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Berson Lecture Series

The Harold and Florence Berson Lecture is presented through the Health Innovation concentration, a collaboration between the Center for the Study of Human Health and Goizueta Business School at Emory University. The series, which highlights the intersection of health and business, is made possible by the generous support of Denise Berson Tanzman 81C P18 and Mitchell Tanzman 81C P18.


Previous speakers: 

Spring 2019: Angela Fusaro 01C 17B (Co-founder and COO of Physician 360)

Angela Fusaro, MD, MBA, is an Emergency Medicine physician and the Co-Founder and COO of Physician 360, a company that develops rapid, at-home tests for urgent care conditions like strep throat, flu, UTI and anemia. A pioneer in healthcare innovation, Dr. Fusaro has designed two entrepreneurship courses for medical students at Emory and led a national workshop that helps physicians translate clinical insight into marketable products that can save, and improve the quality of, patients' lives. She also has extensive leadership experience in organized medicine, driving business development on the board of numerous national organizations, including Hygeia Health. Dr. Fusaro is an alumna of Emory College and Goizueta, as well as a 2017 Poets & Quants recipient.

Fall 2017: Brian Rudolf 12B (Co-founder and CEO of Banza)

Distinguished Speaker Series

Health and Culture: How Food in Palau and Oil in the Amazon Affect Us All (October 2018)
Maria Fadiman, PhD

Big Chicken: The Incredible Story of How Antibiotics Created Modern Agriculture and Changed the Way the World Eats (October 2017)
Maryn McKenna, MS

Food, Genes & Culture (October 2016)
Co-sponsored with Dining Services, Office of Sustainability, Turner Environmental Law Clinic, Department of Anthropology, and Department of Environmental Science
Gary Paul Nabhan, PhD

Health & Humanities Speaker Series

Narrative, Communication, and HIV (April 2018)
Kate Winskell, PhD

Thoughts on Left-handedness, Behavior, Culture, and Health (March 2018)
Howard Kushner, PhD

Reflections on Storytelling, Health, and Transformative Connections (February 2018)
Marie Marquardt, PhD

Populist Antiheroes from B. J. Palmer to Donald Trump (February 2018)
Co-sponsored with the Department of Religion

Holy Folk, PhD

Highlighting Mental Health And Journalism (February 2018)
Rebecca Palpant Shimkets, MS