Event Details

Fall General Meeting

Sept 18th 12:15 – 1:30 pm

Mayo A110

Join us in welcoming Prof. Kumi Smith!

We have the pleasure of hosting Prof. Kumi Smith, a new faculty member in the Department of Epidemiology and Community Health. Prof. Smith’s research strives to harness cutting-edge science for prevention of HIV and STIs to tackle these where their burden is greatest: resource constrained settings. Much of her research to date focuses on health outcomes in marginalized communities including commercial sex worker, people who use drugs, and sexual minorities. Please RSVP using this link. RSVP is encouraged.

Health Equity Journal Club — First Meeting (co-sponsored with PHDR)


This is an interactive forum for faculty, staff, students, and advanced trainees interested in current health equity research. The group meets regularly to discuss practices in Community-Based Participatory Research and critically evaluate, appraise, and become familiar with best current practices and applications as they relate to health equity. Interested? Contact
Health Equity Faculty Networking Event (co-sponsored with PHDR)

Oct 23rd 12:30-2:00pm

Mayo A301

An event for faculty and advanced trainees who are interested or currently engaged in health equity research. Participants will have the opportunity to foster new connection, meet future collaborators, or catch up with current colleagues. Refreshments and snacks provided.

RSVP coming soon.

Student Engagement Event

Nov 2019


 Details coming soon.
Joint Seminar with Program in Health Disparities Research

Nov 11th 12:15 – 1:30 pm

717 Delaware, Room 105

Prof. Yingling Fan will be presenting her recent work. Prof. Fan is a professor in the regional planning and policy area who works in the fields of land use, transportation, social equity, and public health. Her overarching goal is to investigate the impacts of spatial planning on human activities and movement, and to understand the health and social aspects of such impacts. Contact with questions.
Health Equity Faculty Networking Event (co-sponsored with PHDR)

March 2020


Details coming soon
Spring General Meeting

Feb 2020


Details TBD.
Annual Health Disparities Round Table

April 10th, 2020

Coffman Theatre, Coffman Memorial Union

The purpose of the round table is to bring national and local speakers to campus to discuss emerging issues in health and racial equity research, policy and/or practice. Topic is TBD.
Student Engagement Event

Spring 2020


Details TBD.

Summer Picnic

Friday, May 31st, 11:30 am – 1:00 pm

Location: Northrop Plaza (outside) 


We will beholding our annual Summer Picnic on Friday, May 31st from 11:30 am – 1:00 pm at the Northrop Plaza.

Lunch will be provided.

We will be debriefing the activities of this year, identifying more opportunities for involvement, and planning for the following year. Help us set our agenda and priorities for 2019-2020!

RSVP here (recommended, but not required to attend).

Health Disparities Round Table – Immigration Policy Reform: Implications for Public Health Practice.


Date: Friday, April 5th, 8:15am- 11:30am

Location: Coffman Memorial Union Theatre 

The Health Disparities Round Table is an annual event at the end of Public Health Week. The purpose of the round table is to bring national and local speakers to campus to discuss emerging issues in health and racial equity research, policy and/or practice.

This year’s event will discuss the impact of current approaches to immigration policy on public health and healthcare delivery systems. Speakers will focus on addressing what policy reforms or interventions are needed to improve the health of immigrant populations affected by current U.S. immigration policy.


  • Dr. Maria Veronica Svetaz, MPH. Medical Director, Aqui Para Ti/Here for You, Hennepin Healthcare; Faculty, Department of Family and Community Health, University of Minnesota School of Medicine.
  • Kathryn P. Derose, Ph.D., MPH. Senior Policy Research, The RAND Corporation; Professor of Health Policy, Pardee RAND Graduate School.
  • Stephen Meili, JD, MA, Director, Immigration and Human Rights Clinic; James H Binger Professor in Clinical Law, University of Minnesota Law School.

Moderated by Jack DeWaard, PhD, Assistant Professor, Department of Sociology

Event sponsor(s)The School of Public Health: Dean’s Office; Health Equity Work Group; Program in Health Disparities Research, Medical School; Clinical and Translational Science Institute; Center for Leadership Education in Maternal and Child Public Health.

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