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CUNY SPH Grand Rounds with Dr. Nancy Krieger, PhD
April 18, 2018 | 4:00 pm - 5:30 pm
Inheritance & Health: What Really Matters for Health Equity?Considering History, Jim Crow, and Racialized Economic Segregation
Nancy Krieger, PhD
Professor of Social Epidemiology
Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health
What type of inheritance truly matters for the people’s health? This question gains new urgency as genomics and precision medicine take center stage in US biomedicine, taxes for corporations and the wealthy are slashed, regulations and programs to protect the environment and public health are undermined, and racism and coddling of white supremacy are evident at the highest levels of the US government. Guidance is perhaps surprisingly offered by the work of Wilhelm Johannsen, who in 1909 coined the terms “gene,” “genotype,”