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Eradicating Systemic Racism in the Government’s Pandemic Response
February 23 @ 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm EST
The Law & Health Care Program at the University of Maryland Francis King Carey School of Law invites you to join Ruqaiijah Yearby, J.D., M.P.H., Executive Director and Co-Founder of the Institute for Healing Justice and Equity Center for Health Law Studies and Professor at the Saint Louis University School of Law, for a presentation on the urgency of eradicating systemic racism in the current governmental pandemic response.
Professor Yearby is a specialist in racial disparities in health care, the political economy of health care, and social justice in medical research. She has dedicated her career to improving the lives of vulnerable populations by addressing the lack of equal access to quality health care. Through her research and work with community groups, Professor Yearby advocates for equal access to quality health care and fair wages for racial and ethnic minorities, women, and the poor. Using empirical data, her research explores the ways in which inequities in society and the health care delivery system prevent minorities, women, and the economically disadvantaged from attaining equal access to quality health care, resulting in increased morbidity and mortality for minorities, women, and the economically disadvantaged. She serves as a Research Consultant and Board Member for the Investigating Conceptions of Health Equity and Barriers to Making Health a Shared Value, Robert Wood Johnson Foundation grant and was a Steering committee member for the Healthy Improvement Partnership for Cuyahoga County Health Department in Ohio.
This event is free, but registration is required. You will receive information on how to access the event in a separate email 48 hours before the webinar begins. If you have questions, please contact Gehan Girguis at firstname.lastname@example.org. This event will be recorded.
About the Series
This webinar is a part of the Rothenberg Health Care Law & Policy Speaker Series. The series, established with funding from the Karen Rothenberg and Jeffrey Seltzer Law & Health Care Program Endowment, focuses on contemporary issues in health care law and policy. To view the other events in this series, please visit the Law & Health Care Program events page.