Public Health Leader Dr. Camara Jones to Deliver Keynote Address at 2019 Housing Is Summit

Date Published: 
January 30th, 2019

CLPHA is pleased to announce that renowned physician, epidemiologist, researcher, and activist Dr. Camara Jones will be a keynote speaker at our fifth annual Housing Is Summit in Washington, D.C., May 16-17. Dr. Jones will open day two of the conference exploring the need to address social determinants of health to reduce health disparities as well as the interdisciplinary nature of a strong safety net.

Jones is a former President of the American Public Health Association (2015-2016) and a Senior Fellow at the Satcher Health Leadership Institute and the Cardiovascular Research Institute at the Morehouse School of Medicine. She is a distinguished scholar who offers unique insight into the interplay of medical care, structural racism, poverty, and health.

You can watch Dr. Jones' Ted Talk, "Allegories on Race and Racism," here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GNhcY6fTyBM

 

 

About Dr. Camara Jones

 

Camara Phyllis Jones, MD, MPH, PhD is a Past President of the American Public Health Association (2015-2016) and Senior Fellow at the Satcher Health Leadership Institute and the Cardiovascular Research Institute at the Morehouse School of Medicine. Dr. Jones is a family physician and epidemiologist whose work focuses on naming, measuring, and addressing the impacts of racism on the health and well-being of the nation.

She seeks to broaden the national health debate to include not only universal access to high quality health care, but also attention to the social determinants of health (including poverty) and the social determinants of equity (including racism).

Dr. Jones was an Assistant Professor at the Harvard School of Public Health (1994 to 2000) before being recruited to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (2000 to 2014), where she served as a Medical Officer and Research Director on Social Determinants of Health and Equity. Highly valued as a mentor and teacher, she is currently an Adjunct Professor at the Rollins School of Public Health at Emory University and an Adjunct Associate Professor at the Morehouse School of Medicine.

Dr. Jones earned her BA in Molecular Biology from Wellesley College, her MD from the Stanford University School of Medicine, and both her Master of Public Health and her PhD in Epidemiology from the Johns Hopkins School of Hygiene and Public Health. She also completed residency training in General Preventive Medicine at Johns Hopkins and in Family Practice at the Residency Program in Social Medicine at Montefiore Medical Center.

 

 

Join Us

 

Join us May 16-17 in Washington, D.C., to connect with practitioners, researchers, and policymakers from the affordable housing, education, and health sectors as we:

Forge new partnerships!

Explore innovative partnership models!

Exchange best practices!

Develop solutions to improve outcomes!

The Housing Is Summit offers two days of plenary speakers/panels, breakout sessions, and caucus discussions devoted to intersectional thinking and opportunities for action. (And we encourage you to invite those cross-sector partners to attend with you!)

Register for the Summit today and book your hotel accommodations at our discount rate!

 

 

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CLPHA Program(s): 
Housing IS
Topic(s): 
Health

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