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Department of Epidemiology Event: Cutter Lecture & Symposium

May 14 @ 3:00 pm - 5:15 pm

Since 1912, the Cutter Lecture on Preventive Medicine has been one of the most respected institutionalized lectures in the fields of preventive medicine and Epidemiology. The Cutter lectures are administered by the Department of Epidemiology at the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health under the terms of the bequest from John Clarence Cutter, MD a graduate of the Harvard Medical School. In his will Dr. Cutter specified that the lectures should concern preventive medicine, should be delivered in Boston and should be free to the medical profession and the press.

The changing character of public health interests is reflected in the history of the Cutter lectures, but all have remained dedicated to enhancing the physical and social welfare of the world’s population.

The lecturers themselves have come from a variety of countries and fields of interest. While the majority of lecturers have been either American or British, many of the other European countries are represented, as well as the continents of Asia and Africa. Lecturers have been some of the most distinguished public health scientists, researchers and professionals, including the founders of modern Epidemiology and Nobel Prize recipients.

The 5th Cutter Symposium: Epidemiology and Racism

Friday, May 14, 2021
3:00- 4:00 PM EST
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The 172nd Cutter Lecture in Preventive Medicine

Friday, May 14, 2021
4:15- 5:15 PM EST
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See full schedule of events below


Schedule for The 5th Cutter Symposium: Epidemiology and Racism

Friday, May 14, 2021
3:00- 4:00 PM

Welcome by Albert Hofman, MD, PhD
Stephen B. Kay Family Professor of Public Health and Clinical Epidemiology
Chair, Department of Epidemiology, Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health

3:00PM       Covid-19: A Tutorial on Racism

David R. Williams, PhD                                                                                               
Florence Sprague Norman and Laura Smart Norman Professor of Public
Health, Chair, Department of Social and Behavioral Sciences                   

Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health 

3:20PM      Reducing Racial Disparities in the Criminal Justice System 

Will Dobbie, PhD
Professor of Public Policy
Harvard Kennedy School 

3:40PM      Epidemiology, Structural Racism, & the Two-Edged Sword of Data: Structural Problems Require Structural Solutions                                        

Nancy Krieger, PhD   
Professor of Social Epidemiology
Department of Social and Behavioral Sciences
Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health 


Schedule for The 172nd Cutter Lecture in Preventive Medicine      

Welcome by Albert Hofman, MD, PhD
Stephen B. Kay Family Professor of Public Health and Clinical Epidemiology
Chair, Department of Epidemiology, Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health

Introduction by Dean Michelle Williams, Sc.D.
Dean of the Faculty, Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health
Angelopoulos Professor in Public Health and International Development,
Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health and Harvard Kennedy School

4:15PM      To Race with the World:  John Henryism and the Health of Black Americans      

Sherman A. James, PhD
Susan B. King Distinguished Professor Emeritus
Sanford School of Public Policy
Duke University 

5:15PM       Cutter Plaque Presentation and Close

Details

Date:
May 14
Time:
3:00 pm - 5:15 pm

Venue

Zoom – Registration Required