Hosted by NYU Wagner's Women of Color Policy Network

What impact does geographic location, socioeconomic status, race, environment have on health outcomes and disparities in the United States? In this lively discussion, researchers, advocates, and practitioners will examine the social determinants of health disparities among racial and ethnic minority women and low-income individuals. They will also offer policy recommendations and strategies for alleviating disparities and improving health outcomes at the local, state, and national levels.



- Mary Ann Chiasson - Vice President Research and Evaluation, Public Health Solutions

- Dr. Barbara Ferrer, Executive Director, Boston Public Health Commission

- Mindy Fullilove, Professor of Clinical Sociomedical Sciences, Mailman School of Public Health and Professor of Clinical Psychiatry, College of Physicians and Surgeons, Columbia University

- Danielle Ompad, Interim Associate Director for the Center of Urban Epidemiologic Studies at NY Academy of Medicine
- Gina Wood – Deputy Director, Health Policy Institute, Joint Center for Political and Economic Studies