Across Sectors, Across Generations: Achieving Health Equity for All
Sep 14, 2017
from 12:00 PM to 01:30 PM
|Where||Kosair Charities Clinical & Translational Research Building (505 S. Hancock), room 101/102|
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R!L 2017 presents this HSC Office of Diversity & Inclusion Lunch and Learn featuring Rachel Thornton, M.D., Ph.D., speaking on: "Across Sectors, Across Generations: Achieving Health Equity for All."
Dr. Thornton is an assistant professor at the Johns Hopkins School of Medicine. She holds a joint appointment in the Department of Health, Behavior and Society at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health. Dr. Thornton is a former White House Fellow and served as a health policy advisor to senior staff at the Dept. of Housing and Urban Development.
Her policy work addresses Health in All Policies with an emphasis on housing, community development and urban planning policy. Dr. Thornton's research focuses on childhood obesity and cardiovascular disease risk, health disparities, and social determinants of health.
She has expertise in racial/ethnic disparities in health and health care. She is committed to informing the development of novel interventions to eliminate health disparities by addressing individual, family, and community level factors that contribute to disparities in child and adolescent obesity and cardiovascular disease risk.
Free lunch provided with RSVP. Open to students, faculty, staff and the public.