The Future of Behavioral Health Equity Research

SPH Distinguished Lecture

Debra Furr-Holden, PhD

C.S. Mott Endowed Professor of Public Health
Michigan State University

Tuesday, Feb. 19, 2019
Noon – 1 p.m.
School of Public Health
Auditorium, Rm. 109

1603 W. Taylor St.
(Taylor and Ashland)

The UIC School of Public Health is very pleased to announce our Distinguished Lecturer this winter: Dr. Debra Furr-Holden, the C.S. Mott Endowed Professor of Public Health and the interim director of the Division of Public Health in the Michigan State University College of Human Medicine.

Dr. Furr-Holden directs the Flint Center for Health Equity Solutions, funded by the National Institute on Minority Health and Health Disparities. She is an epidemiologist with expertise in addiction epidemiology, prevention science, psychosocial measurement and behavioral health equity research, interventions and policy. Her research has focused on the promotion of behavioral health and health equity by developing environmental strategies as well as structural and policy interventions.

Dr. Furr-Holden’s community-based, action-oriented research has been well received by community stakeholders in Flint, Mich., who are eager to explore policy interventions to help address some of Flint’s and the nation’s greatest public health challenges, with a special emphasis on health equity and policy-level interventions.

Go to the Michigan State University website to learn more about Dr. Furr-Holden

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