The Kreuter Katz Lecture on Health Equity is an annual series created in 2013 to spread knowledge about health disparities in American society — and foster solutions. The series is named in honor of public health champions Marshall Kreuter and Martha Katz and sponsored by the Healthcare Georgia Foundation.
Vanessa Northington Gamble, a physician and medical historian, chaired the Tuskegee Syphilis Study Legacy Committee in 1997 that secured a presidential apology for the treatment of African-American patients. Before coming to The George Washington University, she taught at Harvard University, the University of Massachusetts, Hampshire College, the University of Wisconsin, and Johns Hopkins University. Appointed head of the Association of American Medical Colleges’ (AAMC) Division of Community and Minority Programs in 1999, Professor Gamble has served as consultant or committee member on a range of projects run by national medical organizations, including the Institute of Medicine, the National Institutes of Health, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), and the American Foundation for AIDS Research.
November 21, 2019
1:30 p.m. – Registration
2 p.m. – Lecture
3 p.m. – Reception
2019 Lecture Registration
The 2018 Kreuter Katz Lecture on Health Equity featured Dr. Collins Airhihenbuwa, professor of Health Management & Policy in the Georgia State University School of Public Health and leader of the interdisciplinary team known as the Global Research Against Non-communicable Disease (GRAND) Initiative. His lecture focused on crossroads and the journey for health equity.
The 2017 Kreuter Katz Lecture on Health Equity featured Dr. Matthew Kreuter, founder of the Health Communication Research Laboratory. His lecture focused on communication-based strategies to eliminate health disparities with an emphasis on finding ways to increase the reach and effectiveness of health information for low-income and minority populations.