Keynote Features Dr. Camara Phyllis Jones, MD, MPH, PhD
Achieving Health Equity: Naming Racism and Moving to Action
Event Held On: April 15, 2022 at 11 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.
Camara Phyllis Jones is a family physician, epidemiologist, and Past President of the American Public Health Association whose work focuses on naming, measuring, and addressing the impacts of racism on the health and well-being of our nation and the world.
Dr. Jones is currently the 2021-2022 UCSF Presidential Chair and a Visiting Professor in the Department of Pediatrics at the University of California, San Francisco. She recently completed her role as a 2021 Presidential Visiting Fellow at the Yale School of Medicine and as the 2019-2020 Evelyn Green Davis Fellow at the Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study at Harvard University.
She taught six years as an Assistant Professor at the Harvard School of Public Health (1994 to 2000), served fourteen years as a Medical Officer at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (2000 to 2014), and continues as an Adjunct Professor at the Rollins School of Public Health at Emory University and as a Senior Fellow and Adjunct Associate Professor at the Morehouse School of Medicine.
Dr. Jones’ allegories on "race" and racism illuminate topics that are otherwise difficult for many Americans to understand or discuss. Recognizing that racism saps the strength of the whole society through the waste of human resources, she aims to mobilize and engage all Americans in a sustained National Campaign Against Racism.
Why You Should Attend
The Forum provides a unique opportunity for health disparities researchers and students to share their findings, make connections and develop projects through interaction and engagement with like-minded faculty, as well as practitioners and community members. In addition to hearing our keynote speaker’s address, you will have the opportunity to participate in one of three concurrent afternoon panel discussions. This year’s topics include Environmental Health Disparities; Maternal Health Disparities; and Health Communication, Digital Divide, and Messaging. Panels will include both practitioners and faculty researchers.
Who Is Participating
Community partners, government officials, researchers, faculty, professional staff, postdoctoral associates, and students who are interested in health disparities, are cordially invited to join us for the 2022 President’s Forum on Health Disparities. There will be an opportunity to share your thoughts in response to panel presentations.