The Dr. William ‘Bill’ Jenkins Health Equity Lecture


Tuesday, June 6, 2023 | 1:00 – 2:00 pm ET 
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Guest Speaker:
Ana V. Diez Roux, MD, PHD, MPH

Ana V. Diez Roux

Dr. Ana V. Diez Roux is the Dana and David Dornsife Dean and Distinguished University Professor of Epidemiology at the Dornsife School of Public Health and Director of the Drexel Urban Health Collaborative. Originally trained as a pediatrician in her native Buenos Aires, she completed public health training at the Johns Hopkins University School of Hygiene and Public Health. Before joining Drexel University, she served on the faculties of Columbia University and the University of Michigan, where she was Chair of the Department of Epidemiology and Director of the Center for Social Epidemiology and Population Health.

Dr. Diez Roux is internationally known for her research on the social determinants of population health and the study of how neighborhoods affect health. Her work on neighborhood health effects has been highly influential in the policy debate on population health and its determinants. Her research areas include social epidemiology and health disparities, environmental health effects, urban health, psychosocial factors, cardiovascular disease epidemiology, social environment-gene interactions, and the use of multilevel methods and complex systems approaches in population health. She has led large NIH and foundation funded research and training programs in the United States and in collaboration with various institutions in Latin America and is currently Principal Investigator of the Wellcome Trust funded SALURBAL (Salud Urbana en América Latina) study.

Schedule of speakers and activities by time and description for the 2020 Dr. William Jenkins lecture
Time Description
1:00 p.m Welcome and introduction of guest speaker: Dr. Donna Hubbard McCree – Associate Director for
Health Equity, NCHHSTP
1:05 p.m Dr. Diez Roux
1:35 p.m Audience questions and discussion, facilitated by Dr. McCree
1:50 p.m Closing remarks: Dr. Jonathan Mermin – Director, NCHHSTP
2:00 p.m Adjourn

In memory of Dr. William ‘Bill’ Jenkins

The Dr. William (Bill) Jenkins Health Equity Lecture honors Bill Jenkins PhD, MPH, MS (1945 – 2019) and recognizes his outstanding legacy of innovative public health action, dedication to the elimination of health disparities, and efforts to promote the highest ethical standards in public health practice during his CDC tenure and in academia. Lecture topics focus on initiatives to improve health for communities of color, and efforts to promote public health ethics, social justice, and health equity.

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