Racism is a Public Health Crisis

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Racism is a Public Health Crisis

September 22, 2020 4:30 pm–5:30 pm

Join in the discussion of the meaning of racism and its impact on health equity as well as health outcomes.

We are pleased to have Linda Clark, MD, MS, virtually join us and present on "Racism is a Public Health Crisis."

Dr. Clark will explore the meaning of racism and its impact on health equity as well as discuss how health outcomes cannot be explained solely by poverty, an important driver.

She will also discuss how non-medical factors (social determinants) impact health, and how racism has influenced them. She will briefly discuss the biological impact of racism and how that influences health.

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Brief Bio:

• Dr. Clark earned her medical degree from the University of Virginia, her master’s degree in epidemiology from SUNY Buffalo, and her bachelor’s degree in biology from Brown University. She is board certified in occupational medicine as well as in general preventive medicine and public health.

• She serves as the senior health advisor with Common Grounds, providing strategic counsel to initiatives from a medical perspective.

• Practicing physician, occupational medicine for 25 years, and 14 years experience in preventive medicine, with a focus on substance-use disorders.

• Appointments as a research assistant professor in SUNY Buffalo’s Department of Epidemiology and Environmental Health and Public Health and an adjunct assistant professor in Public Health Sciences at the University of Rochester's School of Medicine and Dentistry.

• One of three co-founders and board chair of the Black Physicians Network of Greater Rochester, which supports efforts to reduce health disparities, mentors medical students and raises money for scholarships,



Lynne Maier: lmaier@brockport.edu

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