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ORWH Hosts Webinar on Social Determinants of Health, Disease Outcomes

A lecture series poster shows a woman looking through a microscope.

The Office of Research on Women’s Health recently hosted an online panel discussion titled “Improving Chronic Disease Outcomes Through Approaches that Address Social Determinants of Health.”

The webinar was part of ORWH’s Understudied, Underrepresented and Underreported (U3) Women’s Health Lecture Series. Dr. Marie Lynn Miranda of the University of Notre Dame and Dr. Leah H. Rubin of Johns Hopkins University, a former scholar in the NIH Building Interdisciplinary Research Careers in Women’s Health program, gave lectures. A moderated Q&A session followed. 

Miranda’s lecture, “Assessing Residential Segregation’s Role in Shaping Health and Well-Being,” characterized national and local population patterns as they pertain to race, educational attainment, health care availability and other factors correlated with health. 

Rubin’s lecture, “Social Determinants of Central Nervous System Dysfunction in Research and Clinical Practice: A Lesson from HIV,” described cognitive problems and mental health issues associated with HIV infection.

ORWH’s lecture series has been designed to stimulate interest in the complex issues affecting the health of women, including the influences of community attributes. 

To view the video recording of the webinar, visit

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