Biomedical Research, Health Equity, and the NIH
Tuesday, March 5th
12:00 - 1:00 pm
Location: Monadnock and broad.io/EBMLive
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In collaboration with the René Salazar Speaker Series, Join Dr. Eliseo Pérez-Stable as he talks about his role as Director at the National Institute on Minority Health and Health Disparities (NIMHD) at the NIH. Learn about NIMHD’s work to enhance awareness of health disparities, find ways to improve minority health, and reduce health inequities for underserved and vulnerable groups. Dr. Pérez Stable will also discuss the importance of including social and environmental, alongside genomics data - to better understand underlying biology and achieve health equity.
About the speaker
Dr. Eliseo J. Pérez-Stable MD is Director of the National Institute on Minority Health and Health Disparities (NIMHD) at the National Institutes of Health (NIH). He earned his B.A. in chemistry in 1974 and M.D. in 1978 from the University of Miami. He then completed his primary care internal medicine residency and a research fellowship in general internal medicine at University of California, San Francisco (UCSF) before joining the faculty as an assistant professor in 1983. Dr. Pérez-Stable practiced primary care internal medicine for 37 years at UCSF. His research interests have centered on improving the health of individuals from racial and ethnic minority communities through effective prevention interventions, understanding underlying causes of health disparities, and advancing patient-centered care for underserved populations. Recognized as a leader in Latino health care and disparities research, he spent 32 years leading research on smoking cessation and tobacco control in Latino populations in the United States and Latin America. Dr. Pérez-Stable has published more than 300 peer-reviewed papers.
About the Equity in Biomedicine Seminar Series (EBM)
EBM is an institute-wide interactive meeting that focuses on critical issues related to equity and representation in biomedical research, especially as it applies to genomics research and precision medicine. Speakers dive into the equal or unequal social implications of their work: Who is affected? How are they affected? Why? The overall goal of this series is to foster discussions about equity and inspire Broad scientists and trainees to reflect on the social impact of their own research. Visit our homepage for a full list of previous talks.
The EBM series is led by Alham Saadat in the Inclusion, Diversity, Equity, and Allyship (IDEA) Office. The original organizing committee was led by Mireille Kamariza, and other committee members included Alham Saadat, Namrata Sengupta, Alicia Martin, Patrick Turley, Alex Bloemendal, and Bronwyn MacInnis. For more information about the EBM series or to nominate a future seminar speaker, contact Alham Saadat.