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Yerby Diversity Lecture in Public Health - The progressivesí vision: public health is purchasable

The Office of Diversity and Inclusion & the Office of the Dean invite you to:

 

Yerby Diversity Lecture in Public Health

The progressivesí vision: public health is purchasable

Dr. Evelynn Hammonds, PhD

Barbara Gutmann Rosenkrantz Professor of the History of Science and Professor of African and African American Studies at Harvard University

Director of the Program for the Study of Race & Gender in Science & Medicine at the Hutchins Center for African and African American Research at Harvard University

 

Tuesday, may 6, 2014

12:30-1:30 pm, kresge g-1

  

The establishment of city and state public health research laboratories in the United States were of enormous significance in the last decades of the 19th century and early decades of the 20th century. These laboratories revolutionized public health. This talk will review this moment in public health history and suggest lessons from that era for challenges in public health today.

 

Professor Hammonds's current work focuses on the intersection of scientific, medical, and socio-political concepts of race in the United States. Professor  Hammonds is the co-author with Rebecca Herzig, of The Nature of Difference: The Sciences of Race from Jefferson to Genomics. Professor Hammonds earned a Ph.D. from Harvard University in the History of Science, an S.M. in physics from MIT, and a B.E.E. in electrical engineering from the Georgia Institute of Technology.

 

 

The Yerby Diversity Lecture in Public Health, named in honor of Dr. Alonzo Smythe Yerby, an African-American pioneer in public health, brings distinguished minority scientists and scholars to HSPH to speak on important health topics.

 

 

Open to public.  Lunch provided