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January 14: OHSU Mark O. Hatfield Lecture: Combatting racism in health care

MEDIA ALERT: Renowned public health leader Dr. Camara Phyllis Jones offers tools to improve health equity for all during 2020 Mark O. Hatfield Lecture


Camara Phyllis Jones
Camara Phyllis Jones, M.D., M.P.H., Ph.D.


Nationally accomplished educator, and public health and social justice leader Camara Phyllis Jones, M.D., M.P.H., Ph.D., will deliver the 2020 Mark O. Hatfield Lecture at OHSU.

Jones will:

  • Examine how racism and the social determinants of health – including poverty and homelessness – negatively impact access to quality health care.
  • Outline opportunities to eliminate barriers in achieving health equity across the United States.

Jones is available for interviews, by request, prior to the start of the lecture. The event is free and open to the public.

A livestream of the event will begin at 6:50 p.m.


Tuesday, Jan. 14, 2020, 7 to 8 p.m.


Robertson Life Sciences Building, Room 1A001
2730 S.W. Moody Ave, Portland, OR 97201


Jones is a family physician and epidemiologist whose work focuses on how the social determinants of health and the social determinants of equity--including racism--impact the health and well-being of the nation.

Her teachings, lectures and writing to tell hard truths and make the case for change, and her insights have impacted public health practices in communities nationwide.

A past president of the American Public Health Association, Jones is a senior fellow in the Satcher Health Leadership Institute and Cardiovascular Research Institute, and an adjunct associate professor in Community Health & Preventive Medicine at Morehouse School of Medicine. She is currently a Radcliffe Fellow at the Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study at Harvard University.

The Mark O. Hatfield Lecture, endowed through the OHSU Foundation and named for the late U.S. senator from Oregon, showcases a national-level speaker on a public policy topic of importance to the community. Recent lecturers have included Freeman Hrabowski, Ph.D., president of the University of Maryland-Baltimore County, and Francis Collins, M.D., Ph.D., director of the National Institutes of Health.

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