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Who Fixes Broken Systems?  Racism and the Fight for Health Equity

Samuel G. Dunn Lectureship in the
 Medical Humanities


Who Fixes Broken Systems?
Racism and the Fight for Health Equity


There is growing attention to racism as a social determinant of health because it directly

causes disease, injury and death. Social determinants of health can also impact health

indirectly by controlling access to resources that matter for health, and by shaping whether

and how people access health care. What role can the discipline and practice of public

health play in eliminating racism? Is there room for individual action in the fight for broad

structural change? 

Sirry Alang, PhD

Associate Professor of Sociology and Health, Medicine, and Society

Department of Sociology and Anthropology

Lehigh University

Chair, Health Justice Collaborative


Thursday, September 9, 2021
12:00pm — 1:00pm


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