The Arnold School’s Department of Health Services Policy and Management (University of South Carolina) and the South Carolina Department of Health and Environmental Control will host the 11th annual James E. Clyburn Health Disparities Lecture, which is free and open to the public, on Friday, April 6 at 10 a.m. at the University of South Carolina Alumni Center (900 Senate St. Columbia, S.C. 29201). The theme of the program is “We Can’t Wait – Health Equity Now” and will feature Amani M. Nuru-Jeter as the keynote speaker.
Dr. Nuru-Jeter’s lecture is titled “It’s the Skin You’re In”: A dialogue on racial health inequities AND a call to action! Her talk will explore the concept of race and discuss how conceptions of race impact the questions we ask, the nature of our scientific investigations, and the conclusions we draw from scientific evidence. Dr. Nuru-Jeter will discuss racism as a determinant of health and the need for conceptual rigor for advancing the study of race, racism and embodiment in public health research. Drawing on recent findings, the lecture will demonstrate the use of mixed methods research and intersectional framing to examine how racism gets into the body to impact health. Dr. Nuru-Jeter will also discuss the strengths and limitations of various population health approaches for when considering population health AND health inequities.
Amani M. Nuru-Jeter, Ph.D., M.P.H. is Associate Professor of Community Health Sciences and Epidemiology at the University of California Berkeley School of Public Health. She is also Faculty Affiliate of the UC Berkeley Population Center, the UC Berkeley Institute for the Study of Societal Issues, the Berkeley Center for Social Medicine; and the Center on Social Disparities in Health and the Center for Vulnerable Populations at UC San Francisco (UCSF).