National Expert On Public Health To Speak At Southern Adventist University

Friday, January 11, 2019

Southern Adventist University welcomes David R. Williams, PhD, to campus for an "eye-opening" talk on Thursday, Jan. 17, at 11 a.m. in Iles P.E. Center.

Dr. Williams is the Florence Sprague Norman and Laura Smart Norman professor of public health at the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health and professor of African and African American studies and sociology at Harvard University.  

Dr. Williams’ research has enhanced understanding of the complex ways in which socioeconomic status, race, stress, racism, health behavior and religious involvement can affect health. The Everyday Discrimination Scale that he developed is one of the most widely used measures of discrimination in health studies. He and his research have been featured by some of the nation's top print and television news organizations, and his TEDMED talk was released in April 2017. He was also a key scientific adviser to the award-winning PBS film series, Unnatural Causes: Is Inequality Making Us Sick? 

This event is free and open to the public. 

For more information, call 423-236-2814.


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