The UMass Amherst Institute for Global Health (IGH) and the Department of Health Promotion and Policy are pleased to announce the first talk in the IGH 2021 Global Health Seminar Series by Dr. Daniel E. Dawes. Dawes is a widely respected scholar, researcher, educator, and leader in the health equity, health reform, and mental health movements, is director of the Satcher Health Leadership Institute at Morehouse School of Medicine in Atlanta, Georgia, and a professor of health law, policy and management. Dawes’s research focuses on the determinants or drivers of health inequities among under-resourced, vulnerable, and marginalized communities and is the pioneer of a new approach to examining inequities, the political determinants of health.

Efforts to achieve health equity have focused on health disparities but less on understanding the factors, systems, and structures (laws and policies) that create and perpetuate these disparities. In this presentation, Dawes will discuss the political determinants of health and outline a new framework from which to analyze the barriers and interventions to achieve health equity in the U.S. and beyond.

The zoom link for the talk is: https://umass-amherst.zoom.us/j/96133854457 

Contact Dr. Krishna Poudel, IGH Co-Director, at krishna@schoolph.umass.edu for more information.