Students are welcome to join us on Sept. 9 from 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. in Kresge G1 for a special screening of The Color of Care, a documentary which chronicles how people of color suffer from systemically substandard healthcare in the United States, with a pressing focus on how the Covid-19 pandemic shed light on the tragic consequences of that inequity. Produced by Oprah Winfrey’s Harpo Productions and the Smithsonian Channel, this timely project traces the origins of this systemic inequity to practices that first emerged during slavery in the United States.
This event will include a post-screening discussion with FXB Health and Human Rights Fellows Dr. Brittney Butler and Dr. Marie Plaisime, and Assistant Professor of Epidemiology and Biostatistics at the Drexel FIRST Program Dr. Jourdyn Lawrence. Registration is required, as space is limited. Catering will be provided for all attendees.
Dr. Brittney Butler is a social epidemiologist whose primary research seeks document and combat anti-Black racism as a fundamental cause of racial disparities in maternal morbidity and mortality for Black women. Dr. Butler holds a dual academic appointment as an FXB Health and Human Rights Fellow & David E. Bell Postdoctoral Fellow at the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health and is the current president of the Society for the Analysis of African American Public Health Issues.
Dr. Jourdyn A. Lawrence is an assistant professor in the Department of Epidemiology and Biostatistics. Lawrence joined the Dornsife School of Public Health as part of the Drexel FIRST (Faculty Institutional Recruitment for Sustainable Transformation) program. Lawrence is a social epidemiologist whose research goals include addressing racism as a cause of racial health inequities and identifying interventions to mitigate these impacts.
Dr. Marie Plaisime is an FXB Health and Human Rights Fellow and National Science Foundation (NSF) post-doctoral fellow. Her research investigates racial bias training in medical education and clinical practice, race-based medicine, algorithmic bias, and health policy. She applies critical quantitative, computational, & mixed methodologies to detect, examine, and quantify how structural racism in medicine jeopardizes healthcare delivery, access, and quality.