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 the Harvard School of Public Health to speak on important health topics. Two lectures are typically held per academic year, one in the fall and one in the spring. All lectures are open to the public.
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- Donald R. Hopkins, MD, MPH
Vice President, Health Programs, The Carter Center
February 1, 2011
Slaying Dragons: We Can Do More“
- Angela Diaz, MD, MPH
Jean C. and James W. Crystal Professor of Pediatrics and Community Medicine, Mount Sinai School of Medicine; Director, Mount Sinai Adolescent Health Center
April 5, 2011
“ Addressing Health Disparities of Urban Youth”
- José Cordero, MD, MPH, Dean of the University of Puerto Rico, Graduate School of Public Health
March 3, 2010
“Children’s Health: Learning from the Consequences of Our Success”
- Dr. David Satcher, Director, Center for Excellence on Health Disparities, Morehouse School of Medicine, Director, Satcher Health Leadership Institute, and Former Surgeon General of the United States
March 13, 2008
“Public Health Leadership Opportunities for the 21st Century”
- Shiriki K. Kumanyika, PhD, MPH
February 11, 2008
“Combating the Obesity Epidemic: Recognizing and Reconciling Research Priorities”
For more information about Dr. Kumanyika, click here.
- JudyAnn Bigby, Secretary of Health and Human Services for the Commonwealth of Massachusetts
November 14, 2007
“Healthcare Reform in Massachusetts: Moving Beyond Insurance Reform”
For more information about Dr. JudyAnn Bigby, click here.
- Bill Jenkins, PhD, MPH
May 1, 2007
“The Tuskegee Syphilis Study and the Ethical Implications for Current Research and Intervention”