ISHE to Host Inaugural Speaker Series and Launch Event

A composite of Adam Gamoran standing in a suit and glasses in front of a bookshelf alongside information about the Inaugural Speaker Series and Institute for Social and Health Equity Launch

Save the date for the Inaugural Speaker Series and Institute for Social and Health Equity Launch, featuring Adam Gamoran, President of the William T. Grant Foundation. Also hear from UAlbany’s President Havidán Rodríguez, VP for Research & Economic Development Thenkurussi (Kesh) Kesavadas, ISHE Director Paul Morgan, Empire Innovation Professor at the School of Public Health, and NYS Department of Health Commissioner Dr. James McDonald.

The event will include a lunch, public talk and catered reception, beginning at 1 p.m. on Feb. 14 in the ETEC atrium

Contact Debbie Hazapis to learn more. Registration for this event has closed. 

About Featured Speaker Adam Gamoran

Adam Gamoran is the John D. MacArthur Professor Emeritus of Sociology and Educational Policy Studies at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. Gamoran currently leads the William T. Grant Foundation, guiding strategy and collaborating with the Board to fulfill the Foundation’s mission. Gamoran is leading a groundbreaking initiative to address youth inequality, complementing ongoing efforts to enhance research impact on policies affecting young lives.

Program Details

Lecture Topic: Improving the Use of Research Evidence in Policy and Practice

Advocates for evidence-based policy often assume that if only the research were of higher quality, and more timely, relevant, and accessible, policy makers would naturally gravitate to the research findings and bring them into their decision process.

Research supported by the William T. Grant Foundation indicates that the bridge between research and policy is more fragile than that. What does the research show about how to improve the use of research evidence? Can we point to specific, tested strategies to enhance evidence use? And how can universities support research that is used in policy and


1 to 3:15 p.m. – Lunch and Public Lecture
3:30 to 5 p.m. – Catered Reception


ETEC Atrium at University at Albany
Free Parking Provided Onsite


Registration for this event has closed.