Across Sectors, Across Generations: Achieving Health Equity for All

When Sep 14, 2017
from 12:00 PM to 01:30 PM
Where Kosair Charities Clinical & Translational Research Building, Rooms 101/102
Contact Name
Contact Phone 502-852-7181
AttendeesHealth Sciences students, faculty, staff and community
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HSC Office of Diversity & Inclusion Lunch and Learn


Rachel Thornton, M.D., Ph.D., is an assistant professor at the Johns Hopkins School of Medicine.  She holds a joint appointment in the Department of Health, Behavior and Society at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health.  She is a former White House Fellow and served as a health policy advisor to senior staff at the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development.  Her policy work addresses health in all policies with an emphasis on housing, community development and urban planning policy.

Dr. Thornton's research focuses on childhood obesity and cardiovascular disease risk, health disparities, and social determinants of health.  She has expertise in racial/ethnic disparities in health and health care.  She is committed to informing the development of novel interventions to eliminate health disparities by addressing individual, family, and community level factors that contribute to disparities in child and adolescent obesity and cardiovascular disease risk. 

 Lunch provided with R.S.V.P. by noon on Wednesday, September 13th.

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