Dr. Julianne Malveaux, Wednesday, March 20

Renowned Economist, Author, and Commentator to Speak on “The Roots of Health Disparities”

The Robert Wood Johnson Foundation (RWJF) Center for Health Policy at Meharry Medical College welcomes renowned economist, author, and commentator, Julianne Malveaux, Ph.D., as part of the 2013 National Scholars' Current Issues in Health Policy Seminar Series. Dr. Malveaux will present "Income, Access, and Attitudes: The Roots of Health Disparities" on Wednesday, March 20, 2013 at noon in the S.S. Kresge Learning Resources Center.

Recognized for her progressive and insightful observations, Dr. Malveaux is the former president of Bennett College for Women whose popular writings have appeared in USA Today, Black Issues in Higher Education, Ms.Magazine, Essence magazine, The Progressive, and many more. Well-known for appearances on national network programs, Malveaux, has hosted television and radio programs, and appeared widely as a commentator on networks including CNN, BET, PBS, NBC, ABC, Fox News, MSNBC, CNBC, C-SPAN, and others. Dr. Malveaux's contributions to the public dialogue on issues such as race, culture, gender, and their economic impacts, are shaping public opinion in twenty-first century America.

For the third straight year, the National Scholars' Current Issues in Health Policy Seminar Series has been the signature educational experience of the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Center for Health Policy at Meharry Medical College. Audience members can expect to hear from the nation's most prominent health policy and social science experts, lecturing on provocative health and health policy issues such as federal healthcare reform, race, politics, and health disparities.

Complementary lunch precedes the lecture at 11:30 a.m.  The Center is partnering with the Meharry-Vanderbilt Alliance to provide free shuttle services for the Vanderbilt University community. The lectures are free and open to the entire Meharry community and the general public.  Contact meharryhealthpolicy@mmc.edu for more information.  To view the complete schedule of 2013 National Scholars, click here.