The Equity and Social Justice (ESJ)


The Equity and Social Justice (ESJ) is a series of lectures and dialogues which targets the Harvard Longwood community as well as communities in the greater Boston area. The series provides context to the historical, current, and future state of equity and social justice in health and health care, and engages and equips participants with tools to take action. ESJ events focus on four areas: (1) History and Context, (2) Culture and Environment, (3) Health Disparities, and (4) Leadership and Skills Development.

Equity and Social Justice Committee

The ESJ Planning Committee is comprised of faculty, staff and students, representing the HMS community.

Please click here to see members of the Equity and Social Justice Committee.

2018-2019 Equity and Social Justice Events


Thursday, September 27, 2018
4:00 – 6:30 PM
Location: Harvard Medical School, Tosteson Medical Education Center, Room 227, 260 Longwood Avenue, Boston
Equity and Social Justice Native American Health Forum
“American Indian Health Policy and Social Justice”

Speaker: Donald Warne, MD, MPH
Associate Dean for Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion; Director, Indians into Medicine (NMED) Program; Director, and Professor of Family and Community Medicine, School of Medicine and Health Sciences, University of North Dakota; Senior Policy Advisor to the Great Plains Tribal Chairmen’s Health Board
Panel Discussion to follow;
Moderator: Lyle Ignace, MD, MPH, Executive Director and Physician, The Gerald L. Ignace Indian Health Center, Inc., Milwaukee, WI
Tom Peteet, MD, Rural Health Fellow, Massachusetts General Hospital, MPH Candidate, Harvard Chan School of Public Health 
Thomas Sequist, MD, MPH, Associate Professor of Medicine and Health Care Policy, Harvard Medical School, Chief Quality and Safety Officer, Partners HealthCare,  Brigham and Women’s Hospital
Lisa Sockabasin, MS, Former Director, Office of Health Equity, Maine Department of Health and Human Services;  Public Health and Health Systems Consultant, Public Health Research Institute Trustee


Wednesday, October 24, 2018
12:30 – 1:30 PM
Location: Harvard Medical School, Tosteson Medical Education Center, Room 209, 260 Longwood Avenue, Boston (confirmation pending)
Equity and Social Justice Event: Latino Health
Speaker: Lenny Lopez, MD, MDiv, MPH
Associate Professor of Clinical Medicine, UCSF; Chief of Hospital Medicine, San Francisco VA Medical Center

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