2024 Advancing Health Care Equity Speaker Series

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Event Date

BIMH 3400 or CHT 1341 LH (locations listed below) on the UC Davis Medical Campus and livestreamed via Zoom

Inequities in health care 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.

To advance understanding, we invite you to attend the Advancing Health Care Equity 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 the UC Davis School of Medicine and the UC Davis School of Law along with regional and international institutions and organizations.

The talks are free and open to the public.

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

All events are scheduled for 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. in either Betty Irene Moore Hall Room 3400 or the Center for Health Technology Room 1341 on the UC Davis Sacramento campus and livestreamed via Zoom. RSVP here to attend either in-person or virtually via Zoom.


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Date & Location

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Rebecca Kluchin

Professor of History at California State University, Sacramento

Medical Decision Making and Fetal Interests in America, 1960 to the Present

Wednesday, January 17

BIMH 3400

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Chris Hanssmann

Assistant Professor of Gender, Sexuality, & Women's Studies
Chair of FTR Designated Emphasis

Crashing the Gate: Consent and Depathologization in Trans Health Activism

Wednesday, January 24

BIMH 3400

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Alice Popejoy Assistant Professor of Public Health Sciences, UC Davis Health Firefighting as an Occupational Carcinogen: Disparities are in the Details

Monday, January 29

BIMH 3400

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Elena Conis

Professor of Journalism, UC Berkeley

Measles: Constructing a Global History

Wednesday, February 7

CHT 1341 LH

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Terri Laws Associate Professor of African and African American Studies, University of Michigan-Dearborn

(De)Gentrifying Death: Black Religion and Death with Dignity Health Policy Development

Sponsored by the Paul and Marie Castelfranco Lecture series

Wednesday, February 28

CHT 1341 LH

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Kimberly Badal

Founder, Caribbean Cancer Research Initiative

Global Disparities in Breast Cancer Survival: Where Do We Go From Here?

Wednesday, March 6

CHT 1341 LH