Grand Rounds Series

Initiated in 2008, Grand Rounds is a community conversation on the science, education, and practice of public health. The series provides an intellectual space within which to explore national and global public health challenges and the innovative approaches needed to transform the public’s health in the 21st century.

Each year, we select a theme for Grand Rounds to view from multiple dimensions and disciplines. In commemoration of the grim 400th anniversary of the first Africans sold into bondage in North America, the 2019-2020 Grand Rounds series will examine how inequality has been sewn into the fabric of American society with particular impact on health across populations. We invite you to explore these themes with us over the next year.

Please check individual lectures to confirm the event space. All talks take place on the Columbia University Irving Medical Campus.

For questions or more information, please contact las2336 [at] cumc.columbia.edu (Lauren Sagnella). Be sure to visit our 400 Years site to learn more about additional upcoming events and reading discussions that are scheduled for the school year.

 

Framing Our Struggles for Justice: Faculty Roundtable

September 4, 2019
4:00 to 5:30 p.m.
Reception to follow in the VEC lobby

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

Columbia University Mailman School of Public Health

David Bell, MD, MPH
Associate Professor of Population and Family Health
Columbia University Mailman School of Public Health

Merlin Chowkwanyun, PhD, MPH
Donald H. Gemson Assistant Professor of Sociomedical Sciences
Columbia University Mailman School of Public Health

Jasmine McDonald, PhD
Assistant Professor of Epidemiology
Columbia University Mailman School of Public Health

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

An Ecology of Inequality

October 14, 2019
4:00 to 5:30 p.m. 

Raygine DiAquoi, EdD (moderator)
Assistant Dean of Diversity, Culture, and Inclusion
Assistant Professor of Sociomedical Sciences
Columbia University Mailman School of Public Health

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

50 Years Since Stonewall

November 20, 2019
4:00 to 5:30 p.m. 

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 

Terry McGovern, JD
Harriet and Robert H. Heilbrunn Professor and Chair of Population and Family Health
Columbia University Mailman School of Public Health

Patrick Wilson, PhD
Associate Professor of Sociomedical Sciences
Columbia University Mailman School of Public Health

Go Back to Where You Came From: 400 Years of Xenophobia

January 29, 2020
4:00 to 5:30 p.m.
VEC 401

Moderator:
Monette Zard
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

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

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

 

Data Science for Justice

Feb. 19, 2020
4:00 to 5:30 p.m.
VEC 401

Moderator:
Gary Miller, PhD
Vice Dean for Research Strategy and Innovation

Speaker:
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
 


Yusuf Hamied Distinguished Lecture  

Unequal From Birth: The Spatial and Social Referents of Health Inequality

 

THE MARCH EVENT HAS BEEN POSTPONED

Speaker:
Gita Sen, PhD
Distinguished Professor and Director, Ramalingaswami Centre on Equity and Social Determinants of Health
Public Health Foundation of India  

 

27th Granville H. Sewell Distinguished Lecture

Water, Water Everywhere And Not A [Safe] Drop to Drink

April 22, 2020
4:00 - 5:30 p.m.
Roy and Diana Vagelos Education Center
104 Haven Ave, Room 201
Reception to follow in the Lobby

Speaker:
Ellen Silbergeld, PhD
Professor, Department of Environmental Health and Engineering, Epidemiology, and Health Policy and Management
Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health