Epigenetics and Equity: The health and social impacts of racism and inequality

Date:
April 24, 2015 12:15pm
Speaker(s):
Larry Wallack, Professor and Director for Public Health Studies at PSU, and Rachael Banks, Manager of Healthy Birth Initiatives
Oregon Health and Science University runs the world's leading center of study on a new area of science that shows how certain lifetime stresses create inheritable changes in our bodies. The science itself is fascinating. It challenges our prior understanding of evolution and genetic inheritance. We have asked Dr. Wallack to spend the first half of the program focused on telling the story of the science. But the science has major public health consequences - and major implications for public policy that seeks to create equal health outcomes for communities of color. Larry Wallack, Professor and Director for Public Health Studies at PSU, and Rachael Banks, Manager of Healthy Birth Initiatives, are both working on upstream public health policies that would be effected by this new science.
Location:
Sentinel, 614 SW 11th Ave., Portland, OR
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