2023 Advancing Healthcare Equity Speaker Series

Advancing Healthcare Equity Speaker Series

Inequities in healthcare delivery mean that many people who most need health care have limited or no access to it. Race, socioeconomic and employment status, mental health issues, gender and sexual orientation can all impact patients’ access and experiences. Join us for a speaker series that will examine medical, legal, sociocultural and historical perspectives on this critical topic. Hosted by Professors Emily Merchant, Meaghan O’Keefe and Marina Ellefson as a part of their Quarter at Aggie Square curriculum, speakers will include faculty from UC Davis School of Medicine and Law, and other institutions and organizations.

Co-Sponsored by the Quarter at Aggie Square Program and Science and Technology Studies Department at UC Davis.

The talks are free and open to the public.

RSVP for the speaker series to attend in person or via zoom

All events (unless noted otherwise) will be in CHT 1341 on the UC Davis Medical Campus and livestreamed via zoom. 

Tuesdays, 12:10-1:30 pm.

RSVP Here to attend in person 

Register Here to attend virtually via zoom






Rebecca Kluchin

Professor of History at California State University, Sacramento

Medical Decision-Making and Fetal Interests in America, 1960-2014

January 17

Elena Conis

Professor of Journalism, UC Berkeley

Vaccination and its Historical Discontents: A Long-Term View on Skepticism and Exemption in the US

January 31

Kimberly Badal

Founder, Caribbean Cancer Research Initiative

Global inequities in breast cancer survival: where do we go from here?

February 7

Lisa Ikemoto

Professor of Law, UC Davis School of Law

The New Civil War on the Battlefield of Health Care in the Post-Roe Era

February 21

Camisha Russell (virtual only)

Assistant Professor Department of Philosophy at the University of Oregon and a Co-Editor of Hypatia: A Journal of Feminist Philosophy

The Case for Healthcare Reparations

February 28

Alice Popejoy

Assistant Professor of Public Health Sciences, UC Davis Health

Information Disparity in Genomic Medicine: How Biases in Research and Clinical Databases Perpetuate Healthcare Inequities

March 7


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Advancing Health Care Equity Speaker Series Schedule Winter 2023

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