Disparities on the Life Continuum

Course Information

Listen to Dr. Tyan Parker Dominguez of the University of Southern California address racial and socioeconomic disparities, racism stress and life course perspectives on health and health equity.

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Original Release

Date: 10/16/2017

Time: 10am EST

(10:00am to 11:00am)


Tyan Parker Dominguez, PhD, MPH, MSW

Title: Clinical Professor USC Suzanne Dworak-Peck School of Social Work

Tyan Parker Dominguez, PhD, MPH, MSW is a Clinical Professor in the USC Suzanne Dworak-Peck School of Social Work, and a Research Associate in the Center on Social Disparities in Health at the University of California-San Francisco. Her research focuses on persistent racial/ethnic disparities in adverse birth outcomes, with an emphasis on psychosocial health determinants, particularly stress and racism. Dr. Parker Dominguez has served on the U.S. Secretary of Health and Human Services’ Advisory Committee on Infant Mortality, for which she co-chaired the Health Equity Work Group and co-authored recommendations for a national strategy to reduce infant mortality. She also appears in the award-winning PBS documentary series Unnatural Causes: Is Inequality Making Us Sick, which was honored with the National Academies of Health Award for Outstanding Scientific TV/Radio Programming. Dr. Parker Dominguez chairs the Board of Directors of the California Black Women’s Health Project, a statewide health advocacy organization. She also Co-chairs the Improving Pregnancy Outcomes Committee and serves as Secretary of the American Public Health Association’s (APHA) Maternal and Child Health section. Dr. Parker Dominguez has been honored with the Maternal and Child Health Section’s Young Professional of the Year Award, as well as the USC Suzanne Dworak-Peck School of Social Work’s Hutto Patterson Foundation Distinguished Faculty Award for Outstanding Teaching and Service.