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Section for Health Equity Dissemination Health Disparities Symposium

Health Disparities Symposium

NYU Langone’s Section for Health Equity, in collaboration with NYU Langone’s Clinical and Translational Science Institute, Department of Population Health, Office of Diversity Affairs, Institute for Excellence in Health Equity, and the NYU-CUNY Prevention Research Center, sponsors the annual Health Disparities Symposium. The symposium features a keynote address; a series of short, engaging talks on the work being done to address health disparities and to achieve health equity; a panel discussion on controversies in population health; a listening session on community perspectives of research; and a poster session and awards ceremony.

Our 2022 event was held virtually from October 25 through October 28.

Intersectionality in Medicine and Population Health: Promoting Social Justice Through Research and Action

Each year, the symposium aims to highlight the current state of health disparities through the lens of a specific theme. Our 2022 conference theme focused on intersectionality. Conference topics explored intersectional identities, methods for assessing intersectionality, collaborations and engagement with communities, and controversies in population health.

Learn more about the event’s agenda, including our presenters, and view highlights from the video below.

VIDEO: Our 2022 Health Disparities Symposium featured speakers addressing intersectionality in medicine and the factors that can lead to people being treated differently in healthcare settings.

Keynote Speaker

The keynote speaker for our 2022 symposium was Lisa Bowleg, PhD, MA. Dr. Bowleg is a professor in the Applied Social Psychology Program of the Department of Psychological and Brain Sciences and director of the Social and Behavioral Sciences Core of the DC Center for AIDS Research at George Washington University. Learn more about Dr. Bowleg.

CME, CNE, and Psychology CE Credits

The symposium offers continuing medical education (CME), continuing nursing education (CNE), and psychology continuing education (CE) credits free of cost to all attendees who are interested, pending approval. To receive credits, please email