Upcoming Events

Keynote Speaker: Dr. Arleen F. Brown, Professor of Medicine in the Division of General Internal Medicine and Health Services Reserach at UCLA.  She serves as Co-Director of the UCLA Clinical and Translational Science Institute (CTSI) and Co-Leader the CTSI’s Community Engagement and Research Program.

Research presentations from the 2024 MERC Emerging Health Equity Scholar Awardees: Aayush Khadka, PhD, Lingsheng Li, MD, MHSWagahta Semere, MD, MHS, and Sophia Zamudio-Haas, DrPH, MSc.

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Past Events

Keynote Speaker: Kirsten Bibbins-Domingo, PhD, MD, MAS. Dr. Bibbins-Domingo is the 17th Editor-in-Chief of the Journal for the American Medical Association. She is the Lee Goldman, MD Professor of Medicine and Professor of Epidemiology and Biostatistics at the University of California, San Francisco. She previously served as the Chair of the Department of Epidemiology and Biostatistics and as the inaugural Vice Dean for Population Health and Health Equity in the UCSF School of Medicine. She co-founded the UCSF Center for Vulnerable Populations at Zuckerberg San Francisco General Hospital that focuses on actionable research to improve health equity and reduce health disparities.

The three Emerging Health Equity Scholar Awardees, Elissa Hamlat, PhD, Nhung Nguyen, PhD, and Charles Windon, MD presented brief research talks.

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  • Handling Other Language Interview Data webinar held on Sept. 30th,  2022.  

Keynote speaker, MERC co-founder and Director of the National Institute on Minority Health and Health Disparities, Dr. Eliseo Pérez-Stable presented "How Science can Promote Health Equity". 

The three Emerging Health Equity Scholar awardees Dr. Jennifer James, Dr. Miranda Hill, and Dr. Rachel Sklar presented brief research talks. 

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A MERC co-sponsered event. 

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La Borinqueña creator Edgardo Miranda-Rodriguez takes part in a special panel discussion for UCSF about his creation of the the critically acclaimed and bestselling superhero series La Borinqueña.  He talks about his character as a champion of social justice, why representation matters, and how young people can advocate for a more equitable future.

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Showcasing health disparities research, inspiring future collaboration, and building community across disciplines. 

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