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April 15, 2022 at 11 AM to 2:30 PM

2022 President’s Forum on Health Disparities: Achieving Health Equity: Naming Racism and Moving to Action

An NIH/NIMHD S21 Endowment Sponsored Event

Virtual Event on Zoom

April 15th - 11 A.M. to 2:30 P.M.

Jointly hosted by the University at Albany/Center for the Elimination of Minority Health Disparities; SUNY Upstate Medical University; and SUNY Downstate Medical University /Brooklyn Health Disparities Center.

 

Agenda

11:00 AM - 11:15 AM 

Welcome and Introductions

Annis G. Golden, Ph.D., Interim Director, Center for the Elimination of Minority Health Disparities and Associate Professor, Department of Communication, College of Arts and Sciences, University at Albany, State University of New York

Havidán Rodríguez, Ph.D., President, University at Albany, State University of New York

Thenkurussi (Kesh) Kesvadas, Ph.D., Vice President for Research and Economic Development, University at Albany, State University of New York

Moro O. Salifu, M.D., M.P.H., M.B.A., Director, Brooklyn Health Disparities Center, Chair and Professor of Medicine, The Edwin C. and Anne K. Weiskopf Endowed Chair in Nephrology, Chief, Division of Nephrology, Director of the Kidney Transplant Program, SUNY Downstate Health Sciences University

11:15 AM - 11:20 AM

Introduction of Keynote Speaker

Annis G. Golden, Ph.D., Interim Director, Center for the Elimination of Minority Health Disparities and Associate Professor, Department of Communication, College of Arts and Sciences, University at Albany, State University of New York 

11:20 AM – 12:05 PM 

Keynote: Achieving Health Equity: Naming Racism and Moving to Action

Dr. Camara Phyllis Jones, M.D., M.P.H., Ph.D., 2021-2022 UCSF Presidential Chair, University of California, San Francisco

12:05 PM – 12:10 PM

Introduction to Reaction Panel Discussion

Annis G. Golden, Ph.D., Interim Director, Center for the Elimination of Minority Health Disparities and Associate Professor, Department of Communication, College of Arts and Sciences, University at Albany, State University of New York

12:10 PM – 12:45 PM 

Reaction Panel

Julia Hastings, Ph.D., Associate Professor, Department of Health Policy, Management and Behavior, School of Public Health and School of Social Welfare, University at Albany, State University of New York  

Elizabeth Vasquez, Ph.D., Associate Professor and Chair, Department of Epidemiology and Biostatistics, School of Public Health, University at Albany, State University of New York 

Angela Antonikowski, Ph.D., M.A., Chief Diversity Officer of Health Equity, Diversity and Inclusion, Albany Medical Center and Associate Dean for Student Wellness, Albany Medical College 

Ola Kalu, Presidential Health Disparities Doctoral Fellow, Department of Sociology, College of Arts and Sciences, University at Albany, State University of New York 

12:45 PM - 12:55 PM

Break

12:55 PM – 1:05 PM

Introduction to Panel Discussions and Directions
Annis G. Golden, Ph.D., Interim Director, Center for the Elimination of Minority Health Disparities and Associate Professor, Department of Communication, College of Arts and Sciences, University at Albany, State University of New York 

1:05 PM - 2:20 PM

Concurrent Panel Discussions
Environmental Health Disparities
Panelists:

Lawrence M. Schell, Ph.D., Distinguished Professor, Department of Anthropology, College of Arts and Sciences; Department of Epidemiology and Biostatistics, School of Public Health, and Founding Director, Center for the Elimination of Minority Health Disparities, University at Albany, State University of New York
The complex radiation of environmental impacts in an indigenous community: A case study

DeeDee Bennett Gayle, Ph.D., Associate Professor, College of Emergency Preparedness, Homeland Security and Cybersecurity, University at Albany, State University of New York
Reducing Social Vulnerability to Disasters with Community Engagement

Shao Lin, Ph.D., Professor, Department of Environmental Sciences, School of Public Health, University at Albany, State University of New York
Evaluating the disparities of environmental hazards and their health effects in New York State

Dorcey Applyrs, Ph.D., Chief City Auditor, City of Albany 
Environmental Health Disparities in the City of Albany

Facilitator:

Samantha Friedman, Ph.D., Director, Center for Social and Demographic Analysis and Associate Professor, Department of Sociology, College of Arts and Sciences, University at Albany, State University of New York 
 

Maternal Health Disparities

Panelists:

Elise Andaya, Ph.D., Associate Professor, Department of Anthropology, College of Arts and Sciences, University at Albany, State University of New York 

Rajani Bhatia, Ph.D., Associate Professor and Director of Graduate Studies, Department of Women's, Gender & Sexuality Studies, College of Arts and Sciences, University at Albany, State University of New York 
Reframing Risk: Rapid Research on the Impact of COVID-19 on Sexual and Reproductive Health Disparities During the First Surge in NY State (by Drs. Elise Andaya & Rajani Bhatia)

Christine T. Bozlak, Ph.D., Associate Professor, Department of Health Policy, Management and Behavior, School of Public Health, University at Albany, State University of New York 
Maternal Health Disparities: Current Considerations and Potential Steps Forward

Fajah Ferrer, Community Outreach Coordinator, Northern Manhattan Perinatal Partnership, Inc.
Northern Manhattan Perinatal Partnership’s Community Health Worker Approach to Eliminating Maternal Health Disparities

Nakia Tillman, Co-Director, BirthNet
BirthNet's Response to Maternal Health Disparities: Centering Black Mamas, Black Families and Black Doulas

Facilitator:

Kate W. Strully, Ph.D., Associate Professor, Department of Sociology, College of Arts and Sciences, University at Albany, State University of New York 
 

Health Communication, Digital Divide & Messaging
Panelists:

Jennifer Manganello, Ph.D., Professor, Department of Health Policy, Management and Behavior, School of Public Health, University at Albany, State University of New York  
Developing and disseminating public health messages: COVID-19 and health disparities

Rukhsana Ahmed, Ph.D., Associate Professor and Department Chair, Department of Communication, College of Arts and Sciences, University at Albany, State University of New York

Dina Refki, D.A., Executive Director of the Center for Women in Government & Civil Society, Rockefeller College of Public Affairs and Policy, University at Albany, State University of New York  

Jeanette Altarriba, Ph.D., Dean, College of Arts and Sciences, Professor, Department of Psychology, College of Arts and Sciences, University at Albany, State University of New York  
Communication Barriers and Facilitators to Caring for LEP Patients during COVID-19: Exploring Frontline Providers’ Perspectives (by Drs. Rukhsana Ahmed, Dina Refki, Jeanette Altarriba)

Masahiro Yamamoto, Ph.D., Associate Professor, Department of Communication, College of Arts and Sciences, University at Albany, State University of New York  
Correlates of COVID-19 Information Overload and Information Seeking: Evidence from a Community Survey

Kristy Medina, Program Manager, Center for Community Health Navigation, New York Presbyterian Hospital
A CHW- led effort to identify and address digital limitations among program participants

Facilitator:

Renee Cadzow, Ph.D., Chair and Associate Professor, Department of Health Administration and Public Health, D'Youville College and Board Co-Chair, CoNECT/Community Health Worker Network of Buffalo

2:20 PM - 2:25 PM

Closing Remarks

Annis G. Golden, Ph.D., Interim Director, Center for the Elimination of Minority Health Disparities and Associate Professor, Department of Communication, College of Arts and Sciences, University at Albany, State University of New York