Distinguished Visiting Scholar Series

The Distinguished Visiting Scholar Series, co sponsored with the Program in Health Disparities Research, invites a leader in health disparities research to the University.

As part of the visit, the scholar presents lectures, networks with university faculty, fellows, and students, and visits the community.


"Discovering My Voice as a Scientist Who Happens to Be Cherokee: Activism for Change"

David Burgess, PhDDavid Burgess, PhD
Professor of Biology
Boston College
Date:  May 19, 2015
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"Culture, Race, and Research: Negotiating the Journey Between the Head and the Heart" 

Collins O. Airhihenbuwa, PhD, MPHCollins O. Airhihenbuwa, PhD, MPH
Professor and Head, Department of Biobehavioral Health
Penn State University
Nov. 18-19, 2013


"Reducing Cancer Health Disparities Among Asian Americans: Progress and Prognosis" 

Moon Chen, Jr., PhD, MPHMoon Chen, Jr., PhD, MPH
Associate Director, Population Research and Cancer Disparities, Cancer Center, Professor in Residence/Professor
University of California, Davis
Jan. 30, 2013


"The Curious Case of Cancer: Profound Geographic Variation in American Indian/Alaska Native Cancer Incidence, and Lessons to Be Learned" 

Jeffrey A. Henderson, MD, MPHJeffrey A. Henderson, MD, MPH
Founder, president and CEO of the Black Hills Center for American Indian Health (BHCAIH) 
Rapid City, South Dakota
August 15, 2012
12:00 - 1:00 p.m.
2-690 Moos Tower


"Seeing Patients: Unconscious Bias in Health Care" 

Augustus White III, MD, PhDAugustus White III, MD, PhD
Professor Medical Education and Orthopaedic Surgery
Harvard Medical School
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August 15, 2012
3:00 - 4:30 p.m.
UROC - Room 105


"Community Presentation: What is Health Care Bias?" 

University Research and Outreach-Engagement Center (UROC)
2001 Plymouth Avenue North, Minneapolis, MN 55411
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"Disparities in Mental Health Status and Care in the U.S." 

Sergio Aguilar-Gaxiola, MD, PhDSergio Aguilar-Gaxiola, MD, PhD
Professor of Internal Medicine
Director, Center for Reducing Health Disparities 
University of California, Davis