Special Lectures

Throughout the year, our speaker series featured topics related to the commemoration.

September 4   
Grand Rounds: Framing Our Struggles for Justice
Columbia Mailman Faculty Roundtable 




Robert Fullilove, EdD (moderator)
Professor of Sociomedical Sciences
Associate Dean of Community and Minority Affairs

David Bell, MD, MPH
Associate Professor of Population and Family Health

Merlin Chowkwanyun, PhD, MPH
Donald H. Gemson Assistant Professor of Sociomedical Sciences

Jasmine McDonald, PhD
Assistant Professor of Epidemiology

Frederica Perera, DrPH, PhD
Professor of Environmental Health Sciences
Director of the Columbia Center for Children's Environmental Health

October 14 
Grand Rounds: An Ecology of Inequality




Raygine DiAquoi, EdD (moderator)
Assistant Professor of Sociomedical Sciences
Assistant Dean of Diversity, Culture, and Inclusion

Chandra Ford, PhD, MPH, MLIS
Director of the Center for the Study of Racism, Social Justice & Health
University of California, Los Angeles

Harriet Washington
Author of Medical Apartheid

October 16
Awakening Our Democracy: The Slavery Legacy: Long-Term Health Impacts of Racial Inequality
(co-hosted by the Office of University Life)

November 20        
Grand Rounds: 50 Years Since Stonewall

Ilan H. Meyer, PhD
Williams Distinguished Senior Scholar of Public Policy
Williams Institute for Sexual Orientation Law and Public Policy
University of California, Los Angeles, School of Law 

January 23
Chronic Disease: Stigma and Health: The Lethality of Bias

Brenda Major, PhD
Distinguished Professor in the Department of Psychological and Brain Sciences
University of California, Santa Barbara

Mark Hatzenbuehler, PhD
Associate Professor of Sociomedical Sciences
Columbia University Mailman School of Public Health

January 29        
Grand Rounds: Go Back to Where You Came From: 400 Years of Xenophobia
VEC 401

Monette Zard (moderator)
Allan Rosenfield Associate Professor of Forced Migration and Health
Population and Family Health at the Columbia University Medical Center
Director, Program on Forced Migration and Health

Rosita Romero
Executive Director, Dominican Women's Development Center (DWDC)

Avigail Ziv
Executive Director, International Rescue Committee's New York Office

February 13
Chronic Disease: Justice and Global Health: Intersections of Public Health and Law

Lawrence O. Gostin, JD
University Professor, Founding O'Neill Chair in Global Health Law, and Faculty Director
O'Neill Institute for National and Global Health Law
Director, World Health Organization Collaborating Center on National & Global Health Law
Georgetown Law

Terry McGovern, JD
Harriet and Robert H. Heilbrunn Professor and Chair
Population and Family Health
Director, Program on Global Health Justice and Governance
Columbia University Mailman School of Public Health

February 19        
Grand Rounds: Data Science for Justice
4:00 to 5:30 p.m.
VEC 401

Gary Miller, PhD (moderator)
Vice Dean for Research Strategy and Innovation

Kiros T. Berhane, PhD
Cynthia and Robert Citrone-Roslyn and Leslie Goldstein Professor
Chair of Biostatistics, Columbia University Mailman School of Public Health

Charon Gwynn, PhD
Deputy Commissioner for the Division of Epidemiology
New York City Department of Health and Mental Hygiene