Webinar 6/29/20: Why Are We Dying? Race, Ethnicity and Health Justice in the COVID-19 Pandemic


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COVID-19 can affect anyone. But the coronavirus pandemic is impacting Latinos and other communities of color more severely.

This is why Dr. Amelie G. Ramirez, director of Salud America! at UT Health San Antonio, is joining a webinar to discuss issues and solutions to COVID-19 health disparities.

The webinar, “Why Are We Dying? Race, Ethnicity and Health Justice in the COVID-19 Pandemic,” is set for 11 a.m. CST Monday, June 29, 2020. The event is sponsored by PanPals.com, a program at the Center for Medical Humanities and Ethics at UT Health San Antonio.

Register for the webinar.

Ramirez covid-19 health disparities webinar 6-29-20The webinar features:

  • Amelie Ramirez, DrPH, Professor and Chair, Department of Population Health Sciences and Director, Institute for Health Promotion Research, UT Health San Antonio. Dr. Ramirez also is a member of the city’s COVID-19 Health Transition Team.
  • Waridibo (Wari) Allison, MD, PhD. Assistant Professor of Infectious Diseases, UT Health San Antonio, and Medical Director, San Antonio AIDS Foundation
  • Denna Wheeler, PhD, Clinical Associate Professor and Director of Rural Research and Evaluation, Center for Rural Health, Oklahoma State University Center for Health Sciences

Dr. Rachel Pearson, assistant professor of pediatrics and of the Medical Humanities at UT Health San Antonio, will moderate the panel.

“This panel brings together three experts with decades of experience in health research,” according to the webinar registration page. “They will discuss the pandemic’s impact on Black, Indigenous, and Latinx communities and invite you to join a conversation about how we can work toward health justice for all.”

Update: Watch the webinar here!

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