This year's pre-conference meeting will take place on November 2, 2019 from at the Drexel University Dornsife School of Public Health in Philadelphia, PA!
The theme of the pre-conference meeting is "400 Years of Inequality: Social Justice Through Research, Policy & Practice".
We invite you to join us for a dynamic meeting designed to increase understanding of strategies and opportunities aimed at breaking cycles of disparity and creating opportunity for equity using research, policy and practice to impact the African Diaspora.
Lunch is included with registration.
Dorothy Roberts, JD
14th Penn Integrates Knowledge Professor
George A. Weiss University Professor
of Law & Sociology
University of Pennsylvania
GENERAL REGISTRATION CHECK-IN
OPENING TRIBUTE TO DR. WILLIAM JENKINS
CONCURRENT SESSION 1: DATA & METHODS
CONCURRENT SESSION 2: COMMUNITY PRACTICE
SCIENTIFIC POSTER SESSION
CAAPHP STUDENT ROUNDTABLE
SCIENTIFIC SYMPOSIUM | ORAL SESSION
AFTERNOON SESSION: THE SCHOLAR ACTIVIST
CLOSING PLENARY | CALL TO A.C.T.I.O.N
CLOSING REMARKS & CALL TO ACTION
SAAPHI BUSINESS MEETING
Our signature mentoring breakfast event! Students & Early Career Professionals will have access to mentors with experience in areas of epidemiology, public health, and policy. Mentors will provide a brief overview of their academic and professional journey. The goal of the event is to provide an opportunity for students and early career professionals to ask questions, receive guidance, and dialogue with experts in an informal setting.
Welcoming attendees to the 2019 SAAPHI Annual Meeting & Scientific Symposium
Tribute to Dr. William Jenkins, SAAPHI Founder
A tribute to a trailblazer that impacted the lives of many. As an unabashed voice for the elimination of disparities, Dr. Jenkins unapologetically, challenged rhetoric and practice that would perpetuate the misnomer that race (rather than racism) is the cause for the unjust and inequitable prevalence of disparate health outcomes forced upon racial/ethnic minorities. In addition, Dr. Jenkins was a caring mentor with a heart for the mentorship of students, student leaders and early career researchers and professionals.
Dorothy Roberts is the 14th Penn Integrates Knowledge Professor and George A. Weiss University Professor of Law & Sociology at the University of Pennsylvania, with joint appointments in the Departments of Africana Studies and Sociology and the Law School, where she is the inaugural Raymond Pace and Sadie Tanner Mossell Alexander Professor of Civil Rights. She is also the founding director of the Penn Program on Race, Science, and Society. An internationally recognized scholar, public intellectual, and social justice advocate, she has written and lectured extensively on the interplay of gender, race, and class in U.S. institutions
and has been a leader in transforming public thinking and policy on reproductive health, child welfare, and bioethics. She is the author of Killing the Black Body: Race, Reproduction, and the Meaning of Liberty (Random House/Pantheon, 1997; Twentieth Anniversary Edition, Vintage, 2017), Shattered Bonds: The Color of Child Welfare (Basic Books/Civitas, 2002), and Fatal Invention: How Science, Politics, and Big Business Re-create Race in the Twenty-First Century (New Press 2011), as well as co-editor of six books. She has also published more than 100 articles and essays in books and scholarly journals. Her TEDTalk, “The Problem with Race-Based Medicine,” has been viewed more than one million times.
Roberts’s research has been supported by fellowships from American Council of Learned Societies, National Science Foundation, Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, Brocher Foundation, Harvard University Program in Ethics and the Professions, Stanford Center for Comparative Studies in Race and Ethnicity, Northwestern Institute for Policy Research, and the Fulbright Program. She has served on the boards of directors of the American Academy of Political and Social Science, the Black Women’s Health Imperative, and the National Coalition for Child Protection Reform, on the advisory boards of the Center for Genetics and Society, Generations Ahead, and Still She Rises, on the founding organizing committee of Symbioses: A Biosocial Research Network, and on the Standards Working Group of the California Institute for Regenerative Medicine. Recent recognitions for her scholarship and public service include 2016 Society of Family Planning Lifetime Achievement Award, 2016 Harvard Women’s Law Association “Women Inspiring Change,” 2016 Tanner Lectures on Human Values, and 2015 American Psychiatric Association Solomon Carter Fuller Award. She is a member of the National Academy of Medicine, a fellow of the College of Physicians of Philadelphia, and a fellow of the Hastings Center.
Morning Concurrent Session 2
Morning Concurrent Session 1