Equity in these Uncertain Times

Course Information

Hear from a multi-disciplined cohort addressing the state of health equity in their respective industries that range from focuses on health literacy to effects of policy change at the local health department level.

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Original Release

Date: 10/16/2017

Time: 11:30am EST

(11:30am to 12:30am)


Tyan Parker Dominguez, PhD, MPH, MSW

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.

Megan Douglas, JD

Associate Project Director of Health Information Technology Policy in the National Center for Primary Care at Morehouse School of Medicine (MSM) in Atlanta, GA. She is a licensed attorney and focuses on health policy and its impact on individuals from underserved communities.

Anne Gaglioti, MD

Associate Director of Research, National Center for Primary Care, Morehouse School of Medicine

Shana Scott, JD, MPH

Health Systems Team Lead for the Chronic Disease Prevention Section at Georgia Department of Public Health. Shana works on opportunities to implement health systems transformation and creating partnerships with public health and primary care. Prior to working for the Department of Public Health, Shana worked in policy at the CDC and has been in public health for over 10 years. Shana Scott earned her JD from Loyola University School of Law and her MPH from Armstrong Atlantic State University in Savannah, GA.

Christine Willis, MLIS, AHIP

Director of Knowledge Management & Learning Resources at Shepherd Center in Atlanta, GA. She has earned her Master’s in Library & Information Science from Kent State University and holds a Certificate of Advanced Study in Health Sciences Librarianship from the University of Pittsburgh.  Christine has a Level 2 designation in the Consumer Health Information Specialization Program with the Medical Library Association and is also a Senior Member of the MLA Academy of Health Information Professionals. Christine oversees the Noble Learning Resource Center and provides research assistance to clinicians as well as consumer health information for patients and families.