Disparities Lecture Series
February 24 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
One event on March 9, 2021 at 2:00 pm
The CBH & DBHIDS Disparity Lecture Series is excited to host a conversation with Dr. Margarita Alegria focused on work that has been done to address health disparities and tackling the obstacle of hopelessness in the ability to create equity.
Dr. Alegria is the Chief of the Disparities Research Unit at the Massachusetts General Hospital and a Professor in the Departments of Medicine and Psychiatry at Harvard Medical School. Dr. Alegria has published over 290 peer-reviewed papers, and several book chapters, on topics such as improvement to health care services delivery for diverse racial and ethnic populations, conceptual and methodological issues with multicultural populations and ways to bring the community’s perspective into the design and implementation of health services.
Dr. Flávio Cunha will discuss the ongoing work in the Philadelphia Human Development project that follows over 800 women from pregnancy until their child is approximately 2 years old. The study findings are helping to determine whether education or intergenerational family services might help mothers obtain information beneficial for their child’s development.
Dr. Flávio Cunha is a Professor of Economics at Rice University, a Research Associate at the Population Studies Center at the University of Pennsylvania, a Faculty Research Fellow at the National Bureau of Economic Research, and a Research Associate at Rede de Economia Aplicada. He received his MSc in Economics from Fundação Getúlio Vargas in Rio de Janeiro and his PhD in Economics from the University of Chicago. Dr. Cunha’s teaching and research fields are labor economics and economics of education.