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Tuesday, March 15 • 10:40am - 12:10pm
Concurrent 6A: Beyond Cultural Competency: Teaching Institutional Racism to Masters of Public Health Students

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Learning Objectives:
1. Describe the impact teaching about the relationship between institutional racism and health has on graduate students in public health.
2. Analyze the difference between the course's approach to teaching about race and health compared to more traditional courses on cultural competency.


Bita Amani, PhD, MHS

Assistant Professor, MPH Program in Urban Health Disparities, Charles R. Drew University of Medicine and Science
Dr. Bita Amani’s public health pedagogy, scholarship, and practice aim at highlighting the relationship between social inequalities and poor health. Specifically, her work centers the role of institutions in shaping health outcomes. Looking at the relationship between health and inequality from both a global and local perspective, Dr. Amani wants to better understand how this happens and to uses this knowledge to improve... Read More →

Tuesday March 15, 2016 10:40am - 12:10pm
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