Join us for a one-of-a-kind and powerful event: ASPA DSJ in Conversation with Dr. David Satcher! This virtual conversation will take place on Wednesday, December 9th at 2pm EST.
Our conversation will be led by DSJ Chair-Elect Dr. Vanessa Lopez-Littleton who serves as Chair, Health, Human Services, and Public Policy Department at California State University-Monterey Bay. With Dr. Satcher having recently published a book, "My Quest for Health Equity: Notes on Learning While Leading," there will much to discuss from health equity to public service leadership and COVID-19 to systemic racism and more! There will be time for a limited audience Q&A, so RSVP now!
A former four-star admiral in the US Public Health Service Commissioned Corps, Dr. Satcher served as the Assistant Secretary for Health, the Surgeon General of the United States, and the Director of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention before founding the eponymous Satcher Health Leadership Institute at Morehouse School of Medicine. At the core of his impact on public health, he is also a lifelong leader for civil rights and health equity. Born black and poor in the deep South, Dr. Satcher was a victim of an unjust health care system: he almost died of whooping cough at the age of two because Jim Crow laws meant that his black doctor could not admit him to a hospital. That experience was the first of many that shaped him as a leader and a healer deeply attuned to social inequity—someone who was determined to make a positive difference (John Hopkins University Press, 2020).
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