March 29, 2019

The UW schools of social work, public health and nursing are collaboratively launching their Health Equity Lecture Series in April. The goal is to bring in thought leaders working on areas of health equity and to spark conversations about how we can work more effectively with communities, each other and partner organizations to bring about positive change. These lectures are open to the public, including friends, colleagues and community partners who are committed to this important social and public health issue.

As part of the new Health Equity Lecture Series, the School of Public Health is hosting the following educators this April:

  • Perry Halkitis, Dean of Public Health and Professor, Rutgers University: public lecture Friday, April 5, 4 p.m. in Hogness Auditorium. Dr. Halkitis researches health equity issues related to sexual orientation and gender identity.
  • Donald Warne, Chair of Public Health and Professor, North Dakota State University: public lecture Thursday, April 18, 4 p.m. in Hogness Auditorium. Dr. Warne researches impacts of historical trauma and adverse childhood experiences (ACES) on health.
  • Collins Airhihenbuwa, Professor, Georgia State University: public lecture Friday, April 26, 4 p.m. in Hogness Auditorium. Dr. Airhihenbuwa researches global health equity issues related to culture and identity.

Meet the speaker: If you would like to meet with any of these individuals while they are on campus, please contact JeShawna Schmidt at, who will be organizing their schedules.