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David R. Williams: Racism and Health

The Institute for Population Research 6th Annual Joan Huber Population Lecture presents Dr. David R. Williams for a lecture on Racism and Health: Findings and Questions and Directions.

Williams is the Florence and Laura Norman Professor of Public Health, and professor of African and African American Studies at Harvard University. He directs the Lung Cancer Disparities Center at Harvard. His research has enhanced our understanding of the complex ways in which race, racism, socioeconomic status, and religious involvement can affect health.

Williams is an elected member of the Institute of Medicine and the American Academy of Arts and Sciences. He has served on the National Committee on Vital and Health Statistics, as the staff director of the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation’s Commission to Build a Healthier America, and as scientific advisor to the PBS film series, Unnatural Causes: Is Inequality Making Us Sick?

Willilams holds an MPH degree from Loma Linda University and a PhD in sociology from the University of Michigan.

Williams’ presentation will take place from 2:00– 3:30 pm. There will be a reception immediately following Dr. Williams’ presentation.

This event is free and open to the public.

About IPR: The Institute for Population Research (IPR) was established in 2000 with the goal of building a multidisciplinary population and health research center of excellence at The Ohio State University.

About Joan Huber: Joan Huber, professor emeritus, Department of Sociology, served as dean of Ohio State’s College of Social and Behavioral Sciences from 1984 to 1992 and as senior vice president for academic affairs and provost until her retirement in 1993. She is past president of the American Sociological Association.