The Equity and Social Justice (ESJ)
The Equity and Social Justice (ESJ) is a series of lectures and dialogues now in its second academic year, 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.
2017-2018 Equity and Social Justice Events
"Violence Prevention: Guns, Public Health and Healthcare"
Evelynn Hammonds, PhD (Moderator)
Barbara Gutmann Rosenkrantz Professor of the History of Science, Professor of African and African American Studies, Chair, Department of the History of Science; Harvard University
Michael Meltsner, JD (Featured in the Film)
George J. and Kathleen Waters Matthews Distinguished University Professor of Law, Northeastern University School of Law
Alvin Poussaint, MD (Featured in the Film)
Professor of Psychiatry, Faculty Associate Dean for Student Affairs, Harvard Medical School
David B. Smith, PhD (Author of the Book)
Research Professor, Health Care Management and Policy, Dornsife School of Public Health, Drexel University;
Professor Emeritus, Health Care Management and Policy, Temple University
Author of the Book: The Power to Heal: Civil Rights, Medicare and the Struggle to Transform America’s Health System. Nashville: Vanderbilt University Press 2016. Recipient of the Goldberg Prize for the best book in the area of medicine.
David Williams, PhD
Florence Sprague Norman and Laura Smart Norman Professor of Public Health, Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health; Professor of African and African American Studies and Sociology, Harvard University