Dr. Jocelyn Kelly – Researching Gender in Fragile States: Experiences from Central Africa (Thurs. November 30, 2017)
Jocelyn Kelly is the director for Harvard Humanitarian Initiative’s (HHI) Women in War program, where she designs and implements projects to examine issues relating to gender, peace, and security in fragile states. She joined us for an interactive discussion on her extensive work in Central Africa, focusing on the health needs of vulnerable populations. This event was cosponsored by the concentrations of Humanitarian Studies, Ethics and Human Rights (HuSEHR) and took place in FXB G-11. Lunch was served. Check out the recorded event here!
Dr. Dennis Norman – Indian Health: Challenges and Opportunities (Thurs. September 28, 2017)
Dr. Dennis Norman has served as Faculty Chair of the Harvard University Native American Program since 2005. He is the chair for the Harvard University Native American Program and Health Initiative and teaches field research for Native communities at the Harvard Kennedy School and the Harvard Graduate School of Education. He joined us to discuss internship and job opportunities in Indigenous health. This event was cosponsored by the Department of Social and Behavioral Sciences (SBS), and the DrPH program and took place in FXB G-12.
Dr. Jennifer Potter & Dr. Kenneth Mayer – The Fenway Institute: A Community Based Center for LGBT Health Policy Research, Education and Discussion (Thus. September 12, 2017)
The National LGBT Health Education Center provides educational programs, resources, and consultation to health care organizations with the goal of optimizing quality, cost-effective health care for lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) people. Dr. Jennifer Potter & Dr. Kenneth Mayer joined us to discuss this arm of the Fenway Institute, sponsored by the WGH. This event took place in Kresge 502.
Welcome Social (Tues. September 5, 2017)
The WGH hosted a Welcome Social on Tues. Sept 5, 2017 at 5:30pm at the Squealing Pig. Students, postdocs, staff, and faculty who are interested in WGH joined together for some food and drink to celebrate kicking off the new semester!
Orientation Lunch (Tues. August 29, 2017)
End of Year Luncheon (Tues. May 2, 2017)
The WGH celebrated the end to another semester, as well as the graduation of some of our WGH concentrators! This took place is Kresge 202A.
Brown Bag: Women, Power, & The Workplace (Thurs. April 27, 2017)
Students and faculty joined together for an informal lunch and discussion in FXB G-12. This event was brought to you jointly by the HSPH’s WGH, and Women In Leadership organizations.
Dr. Roona Ray – Why Unions Matter for the Healthcare of Marginalized Populations: A Case Study from an LGBT Health Center (Wed. April 19, 2017)
The WGH invited Dr. Roona Ray to join us for a lunchtime event (lunch provided) on the unionization for healthcare, particularly among marginal populations. This event took place in FXB G-13.
Dr. Lisa Iezzoni – “How did that happen?” Pregnancy Among Women with Disabilities (Wed. April 5, 2017)
Lisa I. Iezzoni, MD, MSc, is a professor of Medicine at Harvard Medical School and director of the Mongan Institute for Health Policy at the Massachusetts General Hospital in Boston. The WGH invited her to join us in Kresge 201 to discuss sexual violence and consent among women with disabilities. Lunch was served.
Dr. Willie Parker – The Radicalization of Abortion: A Dirty Jedi Mindset (Mon. March 27, 2017)
Dr. Willie J. Parker is an OB/GYN specializing in abortions and a reproductive justice advocate. He is a graduate of Berea College in Kentucky, and holds degrees from the University of Iowa College of Medicine, the Harvard School of Public Health, the University of Cincinnati, and the University of Michigan. His work includes a focus on violence against women, sexual assault prevention, and reproductive health rights through advocacy, provision of contraceptive and abortion services, and men’s reproductive health. The WGH invited him to join us in Kresge G-2 to discuss the radicalization of abortion. This event was cosponsored by the Women in Health Initiative (WHI), and the Office of Diversity and Inclusion ODI. Light snacks were provided.
International Women’s Day Lunch (Wed. March 8, 2017)
The WGH brought you its annual International Women’s Day Lunch! Students, faculty and staff joined us in Kresge 708 for an informal lunch and a bit of history on International Women’s Day. The lunch concluded with a group sing-a-long to “Bread and Roses”!
WGH Winter Social (Wed. February 22, 2017)
The WGH hosted a Winter Social on Feb 22, at 5:30pm at The Puddingstone Tavern. Students, postdocs, staff, and faculty who are interested in WGH joined together for some food and drink to celebrate kicking off the new semester! Drinks and apps were provided.
Brown Bag: Dr. Anne Lusk – Bicycle Environment Design Choices and Gender (Friday February 10, 2017)
As part of the WGH’s and Women in Leadership’s Brown Bag Lunch series, Dr. Anne Lusk joined us in Kresge 708 for an interactive discussion on the association between bicycle environment design and the prevalence of biking among women.