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Disentangling Race and Socioeconomic Status
Thursday, May 10, 2007 - 3:30pm
Dr. Thomas LaVeist will provide a presentation, "Disentangling Race and Socioeconomic Status". The lecture will be followed by an opportunity for discussion.

"As Professor of Health Policy and Management, and Director of the Center for Health Disparities Solutions at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, Thomas LaVeist has studied the major healthcare gaps in America, the trends causing them and the problems they create. His work is enabling healthcare organizations and individuals to prepare for a new America-a minority majority."

Professor, author and public speaker, Dr. Thomas LaVeist has been featured in Newsweek, CNN, Newsday, National Public Radio, Black Enterprise, and the Baltimore Sun among other national media outlets. He has written numerous articles in scientific public health and medical journals. His latest book, Minority Populations and Health: An Introduction to Health Disparities in the United States, was released in 2005. His edited volume, Race, Ethnicity and Health: A Public Health Reader, was published fall 2002.

Sponsors include PSU's MultiCultural Center, PSU's Center for Health and Social Inequality Research, PSU's Center for Public Health Studies, PSU's Department of Black Studies; PSU's Department of Chicano-Latino Studies, OHSU's Center for Policy and Research in Emergency Medicine; OHSU's Center for Diversity and Multicultural Affairs; and the Northwest Portland Area Indian Health Board.

When: Thursday, May 10 at 3:30 pm
Where: MultiCultural Center, 228 Smith Memorial Student Union

For more information, please contact OliviaThomas, Interim Director, at the Center for Health and Social Inequality Research, Department of Sociology, at 5-9575