Grand Rounds Series

Initiated in 2008, Grand Rounds is a community conversation on the science, education, and practice of public health. The series provides an intellectual space within which to explore national and global public health challenges and the innovative approaches needed to transform the public’s health in the 21st century.

Each year, we select a theme for Grand Rounds to view from multiple dimensions and disciplines. In commemoration of the grim 400th anniversary of the first Africans sold into bondage in North America, the 2019-2020 Grand Rounds series will examine how inequality has been sewn into the fabric of American society with particular impact on health across populations. We invite you to explore these themes with us over the next year.

Events will be held in the main auditorium (Room 201) of the Roy and Diana Vagelos Education Center at 104 Haven Avenue. 

For questions or more information, please contact las2336 [at] cumc.columbia.edu (Lauren Sagnella). Be sure to visit our 400 Years site to learn more about additional upcoming events and reading discussions that are scheduled for the school year.

 

Framing Our Struggles for Justice: Faculty Roundtable

September 4, 2019
4:00 to 5:30 p.m.
Reception to follow in the VEC lobby

Robert Fullilove, EdD (moderator)
Professor of Sociomedical Sciences
Associate Dean of Community and Minority Affairs

Columbia University Mailman School of Public Health

David Bell, MD, MPH
Associate Professor of Population and Family Health
Columbia University Mailman School of Public Health

Merlin Chowkwanyun, PhD, MPH
Donald H. Gemson Assistant Professor of Sociomedical Sciences
Columbia University Mailman School of Public Health

Jasmine McDonald, PhD
Assistant Professor of Epidemiology
Columbia University Mailman School of Public Health

Frederica Perera, DrPH, PhD
Professor of Environmental Health Sciences
Director of the Columbia Center for Children's Environmental Health
Columbia University Mailman School of Public Health

An Ecology of Inequality

October 14, 2019
4:00 to 5:30 p.m. 

Raygine DiAquoi, EdD (moderator)
Assistant Dean of Diversity, Culture, and Inclusion
Assistant Professor of Sociomedical Sciences
Columbia University Mailman School of Public Health

Chandra Ford, PhD, MPH, MLIS
Director of the Center for the Study of Racism, Social Justice & Health
University of California, Los Angeles

Harriet Washington
Author of Medical Apartheid

50 Years Since Stonewall

November 20, 2019
4:00 to 5:30 p.m. 

Ilan H. Meyer, PhD
Williams Distinguished Senior Scholar of Public Policy
Williams Institute for Sexual Orientation Law and Public Policy
University of California, Los Angeles, School of Law