In commemoration of George Floyd’s death, University of Utah Health’s Department of Family & Preventive Medicine will be hosting the second iteration of their “Racism as a Public Health Threat” lecture series on Tuesday, May 25. Connecting the prevalence of racism in our society with negative health outcomes for marginalized communities of color, this event will feature Dr. Abdul El-Sayed, who will bring his expertise as a former Health Commissioner of Detroit, gubernatorial candidate, and public health activist to this important conversation.
Dr. El-Sayed will present a keynote address and participate in a Q&A session for the first 60 minutes of the event, which will be followed by a 30-minute panel discussion facilitated by Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion (EDI). This panel will feature further exploration on the challenges presented by Dr. El-Sayed through additional expert perspectives.