I am excited to announce my recent piece for Somatosphere.net, “Addressing Racial/Ethnic Health Disparities: A Conference Report.”
The piece offers a close snapshot of an important conference held at the University of Texas in the fall, which brought together interdisciplinary experts from across North America to discuss future possibilities for social medicine. It was one of the most intellectually stimulating events I have attended, and it became an important jumping off point for new areas of my own research.
The list of speakers included Dorothy Roberts, Lance Gravlee, Jonathan Metzl, Helena Hansen, and many others. Several UT faculty with whom I work participated in the working groups on the second day of the event, which offered a collaborative space to brainstorm the role of transdisciplinary efforts in medical education and practice.
I would encourage anyone who is interested in issues of race and/or health to read this piece and learn more about the conference participants. Please keep any eye out for my companion piece on the need for research on the intersections of race, disability, and health, which is a markedly understudied area.