Dean’s Distinguished Lecture: Marcella Nunez-Smith, MD, MHS

Date / Time

November 28, 2023

2:00 pm - 3:00 pm

We are delighted that Marcella Nunez-Smith, MD, MHS, will speak on “Equity Research and Innovation” at the Dean’s Distinguished Lecture at the University of Illinois College of Medicine on Tuesday, Nov. 28.

Dr. Nunez-Smith is the C.N.H Long Professor of medicine and epidemiology at the Yale School of Medicine, where she serves as the inaugural associate dean for health equity research and founding director of the Equity Research and Innovation Center. She also holds joint appointments at the Yale School of Public Health and the Yale School of Management. After co-chairing the Biden-Harris transition’s COVID-19 Advisory Board from November 2020 to January 2021, she was selected by President Joe Biden to serve as senior adviser to the White House COVID-19 Response Team and chair of the Presidential COVID-19 Equity Task Force.

Nunez-Smith’s research focuses on promoting health and health care equity for structurally marginalized populations with an emphasis on centering community engagement, supporting health care workforce diversity and development, developing patient reported measurements of health care quality, and identifying regional strategies to reduce the global burden of non-communicable diseases.

Lecture: 2-3 p.m., Tuesday, Nov. 28, 227 Irwin Auditorium, CMWT
Guest speaker: Marcella Nunez-Smith, MD, MHS
Presentation: Equity Research and Innovation
Registration: Please let us know if you will be attending in person.
Livestream: We encourage in-person attendance, but you can also view the lecture via livestream.

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