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Public Humanities and Health Justice

UMBC Research Forum

Friday, May 18, 2018
8:30 AM - 1:45 PM
Library and Gallery, Albin O. Kuhn : 7th floor
Breakfast and sign-in - 8:30 A.M. 
Program - 9:00 A.M. - 1:00 P.M (buffet lunch to follow)
Albin O. Kuhn Library, 7th floor

Registration is required - please RSVP at this link
Participants may bring a digital or other exhibit for informal display during the forum (please indicate on the registration form).

The UMBC Research Forum series brings together researchers from UMBC and the wider community to establish and grow meaningful collaborations around common research themes. Sponsored by the Dresher Center for the Humanities and the Office of the Vice President for Research, this Research Forum aims to build interdisciplinary connections among researchers across campus who are working on matters related to "Public Humanities and Health Justice."  

Keynote: 
"Primary Care in a Hypersegregating City: Health, Justice, and the 1948 Baltimore Medical Care Plan"
Graham Mooney, Institute of the History of Medicine, The Johns Hopkins University

Panel topics:
"Listening as Public Practice: Towards Equity and Justice" 
"Communication, the Urban Environment, and Health Justice"

Keynote Speaker

Graham Mooney, Associate Professor, Institute of the History of Medicine, The Johns Hopkins University
Dr. Mooney's research interests are in the history of public health nineteenth and twentieth centuries, UK and USA; infectious disease surveillance and control; historical geographies of health and medicine; historical epidemiology and demography. He is currently the co-editor of Social History of Medicine.  BIO

Featured Speakers

Lawrence Brown, Assistant Professor, School of Community Health and Policy, Morgan State University
Dr. Brown's scholarly work focuses on the intersection of masculinity, racism, and health; the impact of residential displacement and financial disinvestment on community health; and understanding ethics and economic development in the domain of global health. He is also an activist for equitable redevelopment in Baltimore communities. BIO


Kristen Slesar, L.C.S.W., Narrative Medicine Program at the College of Physicians and Surgeons, Columbia University 
Kristen Slesar is a bilingual trauma-focused psychotherapist at the Child and Adolescent Witness Support Program and in private practice. She is also an adjunct faculty member of the Narrative Medicine Program at the College of Physicians and Surgeons of Columbia University and a consultant and trainer for the Graduate School of Applied Psychology of New York University and the New York City Alliance Against Sexual Assault. BIO

Panelists:
Dena Aufseeser, Assistant Professor, Geography and Environmental Systems, UMBC
Katherine Bankole-Medina, Professor of History, Coppin State University
Shawn Bediako, Associate Professor, Psychology, UMBC
Dawn Biehler, Associate Professor, Geography and Environmental Systems, UMBC
Drew Holladay, Assistant Professor, English, UMBC
Amy Hurst, Associate Professor, Information Systems, UMBC
Jennifer Maher, Associate Professor, English, UMBC
Denise Meringolo, Associate Professor, History, UMBC

Prior UMBC Research Forums have focused on such topics as "Re-imagining Aging Research," “Social Sciences and Human Health,” “High-Performance Computing,” “Climate Change and the Environment,” and “Seeing Science: Photography, Science, and Visual Culture.” We encourage you to actively participate in the Research Forum, learn from the keynote presentation, contribute to the panel discussions, and meet new colleagues during the informal presentations.

Sponsored by the Office of the Vice President for Research and the Dresher Center for the Humanities.
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