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ASPPH Presents Webinar: 400 Years of Inequality – A Public Health Perspective to Eliminate Racial Disparities


In this webinar, panelists will discuss the inequalities and health disparities brought about by the institution of slavery in the United States, with a focus on mass incarceration as an important social determinant of health. 

Learning Objectives: 

  • Assess how historical federal government policies, beginning with chattel slavery, have produced inequality in the United States. 
  • Describe the connection between the 13th amendment and current practices and policies around mass incarceration. 
  • Describe how health is impacted by social factors such as discrimination, specifically focusing on incarceration in the US. 


  • Featured Speakers

    Diane Marie St. George, PhD

    Associate Professor, MPH Program Director, University of Maryland School of Medicine 

    Thomas LaVeist, PhD

    Dean and Professor, Tulane University School of Public Health and Tropical Medicine

    Robert Fullilove, EdD

    Associate Dean, Community and Minority Affairs, Columbia University Mailman School of Public Health

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