One of the objectives of the Center for Health Equity Research and Promotion is to
bring in nationally-renowned speakers to educate the public on the problem of health
disparities in the nation and ways in which we can work to solve them. Below is a
listing of upcoming and past speakers presented by CHERP.
Dr. August White
Augustus White, Ph.D. On March 29, 2011, celebrated author and Harvard Medical School professor Dr. Augustus
A. White III discussed how physician bias may contribute to health disparities throughout
the nation in his presentation, “What Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Would Want Us to
Know about Health Care Disparities.”
Dr. White is the Ellen and Melvin Gordon Distinguished Professor of Medical Education
and professor of orthopedic surgery at Harvard Medical School, and professor emeritus
of the Harvard/MIT Division of Health Sciences and Technology. He recently published
his memoir, Seeing Patients: Unconscious Bias in Health Care, which has motivated physicians to pay more attention to their own subconscious.
Dr. Toni Yancey
Toni Yancey, Ph.D. Well known in the speaker circles, author, and UCLA professor Dr. Toni Yancey delivered
a lively, inspiring lecture on the state of American fitness on Wednesday, Dec. 8,
2010. She discussed “Instant Recess: Building a Fit Nation 10 Minutes at a Time,”
and involved the audience in a fun, but effective workout routine that can be done
at work or at school in only 10 minutes.
Dr. Yancey is a professor in the UCLA Department of Health Services and co-director
of the UCLA Kaiser Permanente Center for Health Equity in the UCLA School of Public
Health. She works to motivate Americans – persistently sedentary and plagued by obesity
– into action to improve their fitness.