April 17, 2020

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As research surrounding the virus continues to evolve, one of the most prominent discoveries reveals the inordinate rate of deaths and infection on black communities. While the exact causes are still under analysis, long-standing racial bias in the United States healthcare system, inequities in available healthcare resources, and higher rates of underlying health conditions in black communities all contribute to this disproportion. Not only has COVID-19 revealed the underpreparedness of the Nation’s response to a pandemic, but the virus has also brought even more attention to the racial disparities that exist in this country.

NYU’s School of Global Public Health and the John Brademas Center of New York University hosted a virtual webinar with experts who discussed prospective courses of action to address this growing concern. Featured panelists included Dr. Melody Goodman, Associate Dean for Research; Associate Professor of Biostatistics NYU GPH, Dr. Emmanuel Peprah, Director, Implementation Science for Global Health; Assistant Professor of Global Health, NYU GPH, and special guest, The Honorable Alma S. Adams, Ph.D., U.S. Congresswoman for North Carolina’s twelfth district. Dr. Cheryl G. Healton, Dean at NYU GPH, served as moderator for the discussion.

This event was free and open to everyone. Registration was required in order to receive log-in information. This webinar may have been recorded.

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Congresswoman Adams

Congresswoman Adams

Dr. Alma S. Adams was elected to her third full term representing the 12th Congressional District of North Carolina on November 6, 2018. After winning a special election in November 2014, Congresswoman Adams was sworn in immediately as the 100th woman elected to the 113th Congress.


Dr. Melody Goodman

Dr. Melody Goodman

Dr. Cheryl Healton

Dr. Cheryl Healton

Dr. Emmanuel Peprah

Dr. Emmanuel Peprah