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Health Equity & Social Justice Conference 2019

The 12th annual Health Equity & Social Justice (HESJ) Conference was held on August 5, 2019, at Malcolm X College in Chicago. The conference was hosted by DePaul University’s Master of Public Health Program and the Center for Community Health Equity.

Keynote Speakers

Keynote speaker Sharon Homan, PhD, MS, President of the Sinai Urban Health InstituteSharon Homan, PhD, MS

President of the Sinai Urban Health Institute

Place-Based Epidemiology: New Thinking to Drive Health Equity

Dr. Homan is a biostatistician and maternal child mental health epidemiologist. Dr. Homan brings a wealth of experience and publications in public health research and evaluation, with particular dedication to maternal and child health, violence prevention and community health improvement initiatives. Her research has been funded by NIH, HRSA, CDC, DOJ, state contracts and foundations.

Keynote speaker Noam Ostrander, PhD, MPH, LCSW, Associate Professor, DePaul UniversityNoam Ostrander, PhD, MPH, LCSW

Associate Professor, DePaul University

The Chicago Gun Violence Research Collaborative: Lessons from a City-Wide Graduate Fellows Program

Dr. Ostrander is is an Associate Professor in the Department of Social Work at DePaul University and is the director of the Chicago Gun Violence Research Collaborative. The Collaborative brings together hospitals, universities, and organizations from across the city to address gun violence. This work builds on Dr. Ostrander’s nearly 20 years’ worth of experience with community gun violence in Chicago both from the side of a service provider and researcher. Through research and publications, Dr. Ostrander has developed an international reputation as an expert on gun violence, disability, and masculinity.

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