Alumni Week 2021

Public Health Through the Life Course

September 27 – October 2, 2021

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Tuesday, September 28

Racism and Racial Discrimination and its Impact on the Life Course

Studies show that racism influences health inequities as well as impact life expectancy and other health outcomes. Join us for a discussion on how systemic and institutional racism impacts health outcomes and health-related quality of life, and how focusing on the roots of structural racism may offer concrete, feasible, and promising approaches towards advancing health equity and improving population health. 

Featured Panelists

Dr. Natalie Slopen, ScD ’10, PDS ’13, Assistant Professor of Social and Behavioral Sciences, Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health.

Dr. David Chae, ScD ’07, MA, Associate Professor, Tulane University; Director, Society, Health and Racial Equity Lab; Associate Dean for Research.

Dr. Zinzi Diana Bailey, ScD ’14, MSPH, Research Assistant Professor, University of Miami; Associate Director, Interdisciplinary Research Leaders.


Margareta (Magda) Matache, Ph.D.
Instructor and Director of the Roma Program, FXB Center for Health and Human Rights, Harvard University