Webinar: Envisioning a Healthier and More Equitable Society Post-Pandemic
Tuesday, August 4, 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Location: 
Online - Zoom

What opportunities do the pandemic, the groundswell against racial injustice and the election year provide to rethink and reshape how we live and how we support the most vulnerable among us? What role does public health play in moving forward? School of Public Health experts will discuss their ideas for policies and programs that could transform health and advance equity in the coming months and years in this webinar hosted by the University of Maryland Alumni Association. 

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Moderator: Dean Boris Lushniak 

Speakers: 

Jennifer Roberts (assistant professor of kinesiology)
Dr. Roberts’ research aims to understand how our built environments (man-made spaces in our neighborhoods and communities, such as buildings, parks, and transportation systems), can impact our health and well-being and how these factors may be associated with physical (e.g. obesity and chronic disease) and mental (e.g. depression) public health outcomes among adults, adolescents and children. She advocates for bold community-led solutions that recognize, break, and transform the social, economic and environmental conditions and dismantle the institutional and structural inequities fueled by racism, sexism, and other forms of discrimination that impact the health and well-being of every individual across the lifespan.
 
Dylan Roby (professor of health policy and management) 
Dr. Roby’s research focus is on Medicaid, community health centers, safety net hospitals, delivery system change, and the Affordable Care Act's implications for insurance markets, system redesign and access to care. His work seeks to inform healthy policies that will increase access to care for marginalized communities.
 
Natalie Slopen (assistant professor of epidemiology) 
Dr. Slopen’s research focuses on social influences on health, health disparities, and psychological and biological mechanisms through which childhood experiences are embedded to increase risk for later chronic diseases. She advocates for the development of cross-sectoral strategies to create healthier communities where parents and children have an opportunity to reach their full potential.
 
Registration information will be available soon. 
Event Type: 
Seminars