The Office of Diversity and Inclusion at the Georgetown University School of Medicine is pleased to announce the launch of a new Health Equity Forum that will serve as a robust discussion space about health and healthcare disparities that exist in our local and national medical landscapes. Speakers will be invited to present dynamic "TED" style talks that shed more insightful light onto health equitychallenges and innovative/insightful approaches to address these challenges. Lively Q&A will follow!

The Health Equity Forum seeks to:

  • Promote conversation and awareness around health inequalities that exist between populations, particularly among underserved populations, as well as progress made in addressing those health disparities. 
  • Engage local and national health care practitioners and researchers as well as current Georgetown faculty, researchers and alumni of Georgetown SOM on current health care topics and events.
  • Present interactive talks, panels and activities that cultivate fellowship, community learning and reflection across campus.

Past Health Equity Forums

Infectious Disease Crisis: Antimicrobial Resistance and Mortality

Jason Chavez

Gaming in Medicine: The Role of Simulation

Brittany Bolston

Jason Chavez & Brittany Bolston HEF Presentations

Anybody Listening? Real Talk: Resiliency in Medicine

Panelist: Director Nancy Haraduk, Dean David Taylor, Dr. Stacy Kaltman

Anybody Listening?

Suffering in Silence: Speaking Up on Mental Health in Medical School

A panel discussion with Dr. Anthony J. Belotto, Dr. John C. Wright, Dr. Aviad Haramati

Moderators:  Michael Marll, Amanuel Shitaye

 Dr. Anthony J. Belotto

 Dr. Anthony Belotto completed his residency in the Georgetown Department  of Psychiatry, and is now completing his Fellowship program for Child &  Adolescent Psychiatry.

  Dr. John C. Wright

 Dr. John Wright is a licensed psychologist. He provides private counseling  and consultative services to students at the Center for Multicultural Equity  & Access, and is the assistant director for diversity initiatives at CAPS.

  Dr. Aviad Haramati

 Dr. Aviad Haramati is the professor of Integrative Physiology, and is also the  director of CENTILE. He co-founded the Mind Body Medicine elective course  at Georgetown University School of Medicine, and his interests are focused  on stress management and medical education.

Great Minds Think Differently: The Science of Diversity and the Impact of Unconscious Bias

Dr. Anna Han

Anna Han Health Equity Forum

Metabolic Syndrome and Breast Cancer Disparities

Dr. Lucile L. Adams-Campbell, Ph.D.

[Click to watch Dr. Lucile L. Adams-Campbell's speech]

Going Beyond the Buzzwords of "Diversity and Inclusion" at Medical Schools: Are We Moving the Needle Enough?

Dr. Marc A. Nivet, EdD, MBA

[Click to watch Dr. Marc A. Nivet's speech]

Reducing Mental Illness Stigma through Unconscious Bias Education

Dr. Javeed Sukhera, MD, FRCPC

[Click to watch Dr. Javeed Sukhera's speech]