Past Event

Disease and Disparity: Realities of the Uneven Playing Field of Public Health

November 28, 2018
6:30 PM - 8:00 PM
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New York Academy of Medicine, 1216 Fifth Avenue, New York

Event Description:

Illness isn’t a result of biology alone. Economic status, race, ethnicity, immigration status, housing, and other factors play a key role in a person’s and a population’s health outcomes. Leading scholars consider the attitudes, stigmatization, and even violence surrounding disease and treatment past and present.

Event Speakers:

  • Rupal Sanghvi, MPH, is a Principal Investigator at the Public Health Institute in Oakland, California, a Fellow at the Design Trust for Public Space, and Faculty at Parson’s New School for Design.
  • Demetre Daskalakis, MD, MPH, is the Deputy Commissioner for the Division of Disease Control of the New York City Department of Health and Mental Hygiene.
  • Diana Hernández, PhD, is an Assistant Professor of Sociomedical Sciences at Columbia University’s Mailman School of Public Health and a JPB Environmental Health Fellow at the Harvard School of Public Health.
  • Samuel Kelton Roberts Jr., PhD, is an Associate Professor of History (School of Arts & Sciences) and Associate Professor of Sociomedical Sciences (Mailman School of Public Health). 

Event Information:

This program accompanies the exhibition Germ City: Microbes and the Metropolis (open through May 2019). The program is presented by The New York Academy of Medicine and the Museum of the City of New York, and supported by Wellcome as part of Contagious Cities

To promote epidemic preparedness, Walgreens | Duane Reade has generously partnered with The Academy and the Museum of the City of New York to offer a pop-up flu shot clinic prior to this panel discussion. Event registrants are welcome to come early with their insurance card to receive a flu shot from 5-6:30pm. There may be a limited number of no-cost flu shot vouchers available for this event for people who are uninsured or underinsured.

    This event is free and open to the public; advance registration is required via the event webpage