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Friday, February 14, 2014

NIH Health Disparities Seminar: Sick and Tired (Because) of Racism. Thursday, February 20, 2014

David H. Chae, ScD, MA
Assistant Professor of Epidemiology
University of Maryland School of Public Health College Park, MD

Sick and Tired (Because) of Racism: Socio-Psychobiological Pathways of Embodiment

Thursday, February 20, 2014
3:00 P.M. - 4:30 P.M.

NIH Campus
Natcher Conference Center, Building 45, Conference Rooms E1 and E2
45 Center Drive
Bethesda, MD

In his presentation, Dr. David H. Chae will describe social and psychobiological pathways of embodiment linking racism and health. He also will discuss his research on racism at the area-level and disparities in Black-White mortality, his findings on racial discrimination and cardiovascular disease, and his studies integrating the role of internalized racism as a risk factor for aging at the cellular level. 

Dr. David H. Chae is an Assistant Professor of Epidemiology at the University of Maryland School of Public Health. His research focuses on how dimensions of racism generate racial disparities in health. He also studies how racism at the area-level impacts health and mortality. Dr. Chae is currently the principal investigator of a K01 career development award from the National Institute on Aging to study links between racial minority stress and risk factors for accelerated biological aging. He was a W.K. Kellogg Pre-Doctoral Fellow in Health Policy at the Harvard School of Public Health and a Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Health and Society Scholar at the University of California, Berkeley and San Francisco. Dr. Chae earned a doctoral degree in Social Epidemiology at Harvard University and an MA in Psychology from Columbia University Teachers College.

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION: There is limited parking on the NIH campus. The closest Metro is Medical Center. Please allow adequate time for security check. The seminar will be video cast for archive purposes only. It will be available in the NIH Video archives and on the NIMHD website after the seminar. Sign language interpreters will be provided. Individuals with disabilities who need reasonable accommodations to participate should contact Edgar Dews at 301-402-1366 or the Federal Relay at 1-800-877-8339.

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