NIMHD Launches Inaugural Director’s Seminar Series
The National Institute on Minority Health and Health Disparities recently launched a new series to stimulate dialogue on scientific issues affecting minority health and health disparities. More than 150 employees and guests attended the inaugural NIMHD Director’s Seminar Series. Dr. Ana V. Diez Roux, dean and distinguished university professor of epidemiology in the Dornsife School of Public Health at Drexel University, presented “Challenges and Opportunities for Health Disparities Research.”
Diez Roux is internationally known for her research on the social determinants of population health and the effects of neighborhoods on health. “For more than 20 years, Dr. Diez Roux’s work has impacted public health research, policy and practice,” said NIMHD director Dr. Eliseo Pérez-Stable. “She was an excellent choice to start our new seminar series and I know her years of research will help shape new questions for us at NIH.”
Prior to her presentation, Diez Roux met with NIMHD staff to discuss her research and share thoughts on current trends.
“She provided a great foundation for the new series and I look forward to the additional speakers we will be able to bring to NIH,” said Dr. Regina Smith James, NIMHD director of clinical and health services research. Dates and details about the next lecture will be announced soon.