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Dr. Guadalupe Marquez-Velarde (Department of Sociology, Social Work, and Anthropology) and Dr. Seth Archer (Department of History) present this day-long symposium on race and health disparities past and present. Panels explore the following topics: Intersections of Race and Gender, Mental Health Disparities, Health Care and Inequality, and Ecological Perspectives. The symposium ends with a keynote by Prof. Joseph P. Gone (Harvard University Department of Global Health and Social Medicine and Department of Anthropology). 

Sponsored by the O. C. Tanner Foundation with support from the Emma Eccles Jones College of Education and Human Services; College of Agriculture and Applied Sciences/Extension; Quinney College of Natural Resources; Latinx Cultural Center; Center for Intersectional Gender Studies and Research; Department of Sociology, Social Work, and Anthropology; Department of History; and Department of Languages, Philosophy, and Communication Studies. 



9:00AM: Welcome

Guadalupe Marquez-Velarde, Seth Archer, and Dean Joseph P. Ward



9:30 – 10:45AM: Intersections of Race and Gender

Chair: Gabriele Ciciurkaite, Sociology, Social Work, and Anthropology; Utah State University

Elise A. Mitchell, New York University, “Unbelievable Suffering: Gender, Slavery, and Feigned Illness in the Americas”

Christy Erving, Vanderbilt University, “Gendered Racial Stratification and Health Disparities”



10:45 – 11:00AM: Break 


11:00AM – 12:15PM: Mental Health Disparities

Chair: Tim Curran, Languages, Philosophy, and Communication Studies; Utah State University

Joseph P. Gone, Harvard University, “The (Post)Colonial Predicament for American Indian Community Mental Health Services: Early Career Lessons”

Verna M. Keith, University of Alabama at Birmingham, “The Black-White Paradox in Mental Health: Does Skin Complexion Matter?”



12:15 – 1:15PM: Break


1:15 – 2:30PM: Health Care and Inequality

Chair: Jamal-Jared Alexander, Technical Communication and Rhetoric; Utah State University

Mikaëla M. Adams, University of Mississippi, "Influenza in Indian Country: The Health Costs of Economic, Cultural, and Racial Marginalization during the 1918–1920 Pandemic"

Michelle van Ryn, Oregon Health and Science University/Diversity Science, “Beyond Implicit Bias: Providing Equal Care in an Unequal World”   



2:30 – 2:45PM: Break 


2:45 – 4:00PM: Ecological Perspectives

Chair: Chris Conte, History, Utah State University

Adam R. Hodge, Lourdes University, “Environmental Dimensions of Late Eighteenth and Early Nineteenth Century Smallpox Epidemics in the Northern Great Plains”

Nicole E. Jones, University of Florida, “People at Risk: Health-Based Drinking Water Violations by Sociodemographic Factors”



4:00 – 5:00PM: Keynote

Joseph P. Gone, Harvard University, “American Indian Healing Traditions: Historical Shifts in Therapeutic Practices”



5:00PM: Closing remarks

Guadalupe Marquez-Velarde and Seth Archer