Health Disparities in the United States: Drivers and the Path Forward

October 20, 2022 7:00 pm

Alder Hall Auditorium

Dr. Ali Mokdad

There are large and persistent health disparities in the United States among racial/ethnic groups. The extent of these patterns varies geographically at the local scale and it is not well understood. There is an urgent need to address the shared underlying factors driving these widespread disparities. In this lecture, the drivers of health disparities and the path forward to improve population health in the US.

The 2022 Samuel E. Kelly Distinguished Faculty Lecture. OMA&D highlights a distinguished faculty member to lecture on a topic relevant to community and population UW OMA&D serves.


About the speaker

Dr. Ali Mokdad

Chief Strategy Officer for Population Health

Ali H. Mokdad, PhD, is Professor of Health Metrics Sciences at the Institute for Health Metrics and Evaluation (IHME) and Chief Strategy Officer for Population Health at the University of Washington. Prior to IHME, Dr. Mokdad worked at the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. He has published groundbreaking research on local-level disease trends and leading risk factors for poor health. His work on obesity is among the most highly cited in the field.

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