Hansen Leadership Award and Distinguished Lecture: Understanding and Effectively Addressing Inequities in Health

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The University of Iowa College of Public Health has selected David R. Williams, the Florence and Laura Norman Professor of Public Health and chair of social and behavioral sciences at the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health, as the 2022 recipient of the Richard and Barbara Hansen Leadership Award.

Williams will speak on "Understanding and Effectively Addressing Inequities in Health." 

Williams, also a professor of African and African American studies and sociology at Harvard University, is an internationally recognized authority on social influences on health. His research has enhanced understanding of the ways in which race, socioeconomic status, stress, racism, health behavior, and religious involvement can affect physical and mental health. The Everyday Discrimination Scale that he developed is the most widely used measure of discrimination in health studies.

 

Individuals with disabilities are encouraged to attend all University of Iowa–sponsored events. If you are a person with a disability who requires a reasonable accommodation in order to participate in this program, please contact College of Public Health in advance at (319)384-1500 or justin-goodchild@uiowa.edu