NC Institute for Public Health, UNC School of Public Health

Annual Minority Health Conference

  
About the Annual
Minority Health Conference

Minority Student Caucus

About Dean William T. Small, Jr.

Past Conference Titles/Themes, Keynote Lecturers,
and Co-chairs
 

1977
1st Annual Minority Health Conference
Perspectives on the Health of the Black Populations
Keynote Lecture by
Floyd McKissick, J.D.
President, Soul City Company
Soul City, North Carolina
Conference program [courtesy of Bill Jenkins]
Audio recordings [courtesy of Trinnette Cooper]

1978
2nd Annual Minority Health Conference
Health Policy Impacts: On and By Minority Peoples
March 1-2, 1978
Keynote Lecture by
John L.S. Holloman, M.D.
Past President, NYC Health and Hospitals Corporation
New York, New York
Conference program [courtesy of Bill Jenkins]


Conference co-chairpersons: Rosyland Frazier and Patricia D. Parker

1979
3rd Annual Minority Health Conference
Reaching Minorities Where They Are: A Challenge to Health Professionals
Wednesday, February 21 - Thursday, February 22
Keynote Lecture by
Bailus Walker, Jr., Ph.D.
Administrator, Environmental Health Administration, Government of the District of Columbia
(The originally scheduled keynote lecturer, George I. Lythcott, M.D., was unable to come due to weather-related problems - see related correspondence courtesy of Wilson Library Special Collections.)

Conference program (courtesy of Wilson Library Special Collections, 40120_box1-32-0006-SPHminorityStudentAffairs1973-1979)

Conference chairperson: Francine White
Minority Student Caucus chairperson: Juanita Blount

1980
4th Annual Minority Health Conference
The Deprivation of Life: Death and Disease in Minority Communities
Friday, February 22, 1980
Keynote Lecture by
E. Frank Ellis, M.D., M.P.H.
Regional Health Administrator, DHHS, Region V
Chicago, Illinois

Conference brochure

1981
5th Annual Minority Health Conference
Dying for a Job:  Health Status of Minorities in the Workplace
Keynote Lecture by
George L. Lythcott, M.D.
Special Assistant to the Surgeon General
U.S. Public Health Service, DHHS
Rockville, Maryland


Conference chairperson: Irvenia Waters

1982
6th Annual Minority Health Conference
The Minority Elderly ó We're Still Here
Keynote Lecture by
Theodore R. Sherrod, M.D., Ph.D.
Professor, Department of Pharmacology
University of Illinois at Chicago

Conference brochure and Conference program

1983
7th Annual Minority Health Conference
Quality Health Care: A Birthright?
Keynote Lecture by
Clay E. Simpson, Ph.D.
Director, Division of Disadvantaged Assistance
Bureau of Health Professionals, Health Resources and Services Administration
Hyattsville, Maryland

1984
8th Annual Minority Health Conference
Fact vs Fiction:  Crisis In the Workplace
Keynote Lecture by
Aileen T. Compton, Ph.D.
Manager, Health Safety and Environmental Affairs, Research and Development
Smith Kline and French Laboratories, Philadelphia, PA

1985
9th Annual Minority Health Conference
Current Issues In International Health Care Practice
Keynote Lecture by
John W. Hatch, Dr.P.H.
Professor, Department of Health Behavior and Health Education
School of Public Health
University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

1986
10th Annual Minority Health Conference
Policy Implications for Improving Health In Minority Communities
Keynote Lecture by
Charles Cook, M.D.
Former Chief, Adult Health Section
NC Department of Human Resources
Raleigh, North Carolina

1987
11th Annual Minority Health Conference
Healthy Lifestyles:  Preserving the Publicís Health
Keynote Lecture by
Jesse F. Williams, M.D.
Director, Cumberland County Health Department
Fayetteville, North Carolina

1988
12th Annual Minority Health Conference
Improving Minority Health Status: A Public Health Challenge
Keynote Lecture by
Iris Shannon, Ph.D.
Associate Professor, Rush College of Nursing
St. Lukes Medical Center
Chicago, Illinois

(The conference did not take place in 1989 and 1990.)

1991
13th Annual Minority Health Conference
Innovative Approaches to Minority Health Issues
Keynote Lecture by
Ronald Ferguson, Ph.D.
Associate Professor of Public Policy
The Kennedy School of Government
Harvard University

Conference brochure and program

Conference chair: Lisa Friend

1992
14th Annual Minority Health Conference
Beyond the Rhetoric:  Developing Solutions to Minority Health Issues
Keynote Lecture by
Deborah L. Coates, Ph.D.
Director, Institute for Healthier Babies
March of Dimes Birth Defects Foundation
White Plains, New York
Conference program and photographs

Conference co-chairs: Laurie Elam Evans, Victor Schoenbach, William T. Small, Jr.

1993
15th Annual Minority Health Conference
Operation Prevention:  Mobilizing Community Action
Keynote Lecture by
Spencer Holland, Ph.D.
Director, Center for Educating African-American Males
Morgan State University, Baltimore, MD

Conference program and opening remarks

Conference co-chairs: Nelly Taveras, Victor Schoenbach, William T. Small, Jr.

1994
16th Annual Minority Health Conference
Youth and Families of Color:  Whatís Going On?
Keynote Lecture by
Linda A. Randolph, M.D., M.P.H.
Clinical Professor, Department of Community Medicine
Mt. Sinai School of Medicine, New York, NY
Conference brochure and program

1995
17th Annual Minority Health Conference
Healthy People of Color 2000: Are We On Track?
Keynote Lecture by
David Satcher, M.D., Ph.D.
Director, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
Atlanta, Georgia

Conference brochure

Conference co-chairs: Scottie Davis, Kara Morgan

1996
18th Annual Minority Health Conference
Healthy People of Color 2000: Intervention Strategies
Keynote Lectures by
Byllye Avery, M.Ed.
Founder and Past President, National Black Womenís Health Project
Swarthmore, Pennsylvania

and
Helen Rodriguez-Trias, M.D.
Presidentís Commission on Teen Pregnancy
Past President, American Public Health Association
Conference brochure, exhibits, poster presentations

Conference chair: Howard Straker

1997
19th Annual Minority Health Conference
Communities of Color Fighting Back: Our Role in the Cancer Crisis
Keynote Lecture by
Gerald Durley, Ed.D., M.Div.
Director, Health Promotion Research Center
Morehouse School of Medicine
Atlanta, Georgia

Conference chair: Lumbé Davis

1998
20th Annual Minority Health Conference
The Many Faces of Violence: Strategies for Prevention in the New Millennium
Keynote Lecture by
W. Rodney Hammond, Ph.D.
Director, Division of Violence Prevention
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Conference agenda, brochure, program, participants

Conference co-chairs: Sohini Sengupta and Matthew Garvin

1999
21st Annual Minority Health Conference
Raising Resilient Children: How Communities of Color Respond to the Challenge
1st Annual William T. Small, Jr., Keynote Lecture was given by
Stephen B. Thomas, Ph.D.
Associate Professor of Community Health
Department of Behavioral Sciences and Health Education
Director, Institute for Minority Health Research
Rollins School of Public Health, Emory University, Atlanta GA

Conference chair: Rashmi Agarwal

2000
22nd Annual Minority Health Conference
Public Health 2000: Reflections on the Past, Directions for the Future
2nd Annual William T. Small, Jr., Keynote Lecture was given by
Keith A. Wailoo, Ph.D.
Associate Professor, Departments of History and Social Medicine
University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

Conference brochure

Conference chair: Lisa Pullen

2001
23rd Annual Minority Health Conference
Race, Class, and Environment:† The State of Minority Health
3rd Annual William T. Small, Jr., Keynote Lecture was given by
Richard Moore
Chair, National Environmental Justice Advisory Council to the EPA & Coordinator, Southwest Network.

Conference chair: Melissa Green

2002
24th Annual Minority Health Conference
Social Determinants of Health: Assembling Pieces of the Puzzle
4th Annual William T. Small, Jr., Keynote Lecture was given by
Sherman A. James, Ph.D.
John P. Kirscht Collegiate Professor of Public Health and Chair Department of Health Behavior and Health Education
University of Michigan.

Conference co-chairs: Shelley Francis and Maceo Thomas

2003
25th Annual Minority Health Conference
The Evolution of Health Policy: Influences, Interpretations and Implications
5th Annual William T. Small, Jr., Keynote Lecture was given by
Camara P. Jones, M.D., M.P.H., Ph.D.
Research Director on Social Determinants of Health at the National Center for Chronic Disease Prevention and Health Promotion of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Conference co-chairs: Kacey Hanson and Angela Thrasher

2004
6th Annual William T. Small, Jr. Keynote Lecture, Sorting Out the Connections Between the Built Environment and Health: A Conceptual Framework for Navigating Pathways and Planning Healthy Cities was given by
Mary E. Northridge, Ph.D., M.P.H.
Associate Professor of Clinical Sociomedical Sciences, Mailman School of Public Health, and Editor-in-Chief of the American Journal of Public Health
[In 2004 a snowstorm closed UNC, forcing cancellation of the conference; the William T. Small, Jr. Keynote Lecture was presented via webcast at a later date.]

Conference co-chairs: Marisa Guptarak and Danielle Spurlock

2005
26th Annual Minority Health Conference
Health and the Built Environment: The Effects of Where We Live, Work and Play

7th Annual William T. Small, Jr., Keynote Lecture was given by
Henry Lewis Taylor, Jr., Ph.D.

Professor, Department of Urban and Regional Planning School of Architecture and Planning, and Director, Center for Urban Studies, University at Buffalo, New York

Conference co-chairs: Christopher Heaney and Danielle Spurlock

2006
27th Annual Minority Health Conference
Community-Based Research and Practice: How Do We Make it Work for Everyone?

8th Annual William T. Small, Jr., Keynote Lecture was given by
Meredith Minkler, Dr.P.H.
Professor, Health and Social Behavior, School of Public Health, University of California at Berkeley

Conference co-chairs: Christopher Heaney and Aisha Moore

2007
28th Annual Minority Health Conference
AIDS at 25: Itís Time to Deliver

9th Annual William T. Small, Jr., Keynote Lecture was given by
David Malebranche, M.D., M.P.H.
Assistant Professor, Emory University School of Medicine

Conference co-chairs: Nancy DeSousa and LaToya White

2008
29th Annual Minority Health Conference
The Impact of Poverty, Culture, and Environment on Minority Health
10th Annual William T. Small, Jr., Keynote Lecture was given by
Nancy Krieger, M.S., Ph.D.
Professor of Society, Human Development, and Health Harvard School of Public Health

Conference co-chairs: Janelle Armstrong-Brown abd Eboni Taylor

2009
30th Annual Minority Health Conference
Our World, Our Community: Building Bridges for Health Equality
11th Annual William T. Small, Jr., Keynote Lecture was given by
Barbara C. Wallace, Ph.D.
Professor of Health Education Teachers College, Columbia University

Conference co-chairs: Stephanie Baker and Kevin Wu

2010
31st Annual Minority Health Conference
Building Community in the Age of Information: Fighting Health Inequality in the Modern World
12th Annual William T. Small, Jr., Keynote Lecture was given by
Robert E. Fullilove, Ed.D.
Associate Dean for Community and Minority Affairs and Professor of Sociomedical Sciences
Mailman School of Public Health of Columbia University

Conference co-chairs: Aprajita Anand and Emily Brostek

2011
32nd Annual Minority Health Conference
The Promise of Health Equity: Advancing the Discussion to Eliminate Disparities in the 21st Century
13th Annual William T. Small, Jr., Keynote Lecture was given by
Bonnie M. Duran, Dr.P.H.
Associate Professor, Health Services, University of Washington School of Public Health

Conference co-chairs: Kristin Black and Paul Gilbert

2012
33rd Annual Minority Health Conference
Translational Research: The Road from Efficacy to Equity
14th Annual William T. Small, Jr. Keynote Lecture was given by
Ana V. Diez-Roux, MD, PhD, MPH
Professor, Epidemiology; Director, Center for Integrative Approaches to Health Disparities; Director, Center for Social Epidemiology and Population Health, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI.
1st Annual Victor J. Schoenbach Keynote Lecture was given by
Nina Wallerstein, Dr.P.H.
Professor and Director, Center for Participatory Research, University of New Mexico Public Health Program; Visiting Professor, San Francisco State University

Conference co-chairs: Turquoise Griffith and Kea Turner

2013
34th Annual Minority Health Conference
Constructing the Foundation for Health Equity
15th Annual William T. Small, Jr. Keynote Lecture was given by
Brian D. Smedley, Ph.D.
Vice President and Director of the Health Policy Institute, Center for Political and Economic Studies
2nd Annual Victor J. Schoenbach Keynote Lecture was given by
Leandris C. Liburd, Ph.D., M.P.H., M.A.
Director, Office of Minority Health and Health Equity, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)

Conference co-chairs: Adrienne Gill and Chassidy Hanley

2014
35th Annual Minority Health Conference
Innovative Approaches to Youth Health: Engaging Youth in Creating Healthy Communities
16th Annual William T. Small, Jr. Keynote Lecture was given by
Gail C. Christopher, D.N.
Vice President of Program Strategy, W.K. Kellogg Foundation
3rd Annual Victor J. Schoenbach Keynote Lecture was given by
Michael Yonas, Dr.P.H., M.P.H.
Director of Research, Evaluation and Engagement at the Allegheny County Department of Human Services
(conference program)

Conference co-chairs: Charla Hodges and Maryka Lier

2015
36th Annual Minority Health Conference
Reaching for the American Dream: Economic Mobility and Minority Health
17th Annual William T. Small, Jr. Keynote Lecture was given by
William A. ("Sandy") Darity, Jr., Ph.D.
Samuel DuBois Cook Professor of Public Policy, African and African American Studies, and Economics; director of the Duke Consortium on Social Equity; founding director of the Research Network on Racial and Ethnic Inequality at Duke University
[In 2015 a snowstorm closed UNC until 1:00pm, forcing cancellation of the conference except for the William T. Small, Jr. Keynote Lecture, which was presented live via webcast when UNC reopened in the afternoon.]

Conference co-chairs: May Chen and Elena Rivera

2016
37th Annual Minority Health Conference
In Solidarity: The Role of Public Health in Social Justice
18th Annual William T. Small, Jr. Keynote Lecture was given by
Dr. Crystallee Crain
Member, Alameda County Juvenile Justice & Delinquency Prevention Commission and the National Association for Civilian Oversight of Law Enforcement (NACOLE)
5th Annual Victor J. Schoenbach Keynote Lecture was given by
Miriam Zoila Pérez
Founder, RadicalDoula.com
(conference program)

Conference co-chairs: Anna Dardick and Giuliana Morales

2017
38th Annual Minority Health Conference
Systems of Power: Recalling Our Past, Restructuring Our Future
19th Annual William T. Small, Jr. Keynote Lecture was given by
Chandra L. Ford, M.L.I.S., M.P.H., Ph.D.
Associate Professor, University of California, Los Angeles
6th Annual Victor J. Schoenbach Keynote Lecture was given by
Robert E. Fullilove, Ed.D.
Associate Dean for Community and Minority Affairs, Professor of Clinical Sociomedical Sciences, and co-director of the Cities Research Group
1st Annual Closing Keynote Lecture was given by
Amy Locklear Hertel, M.S.W.,J.D.
Director, UNC American Indian Center and Clinical Assistant Professor, UNC School of Social Work. Dr. Hertel is an enrolled member of the Lumbee Tribe of North Carolina and a descendant of the Coharie Indian Tribe.
(conference program)

Conference co-chairs: Jani Radhakrishnan and Marisa Martini

2018
39th Annual Minority Health Conference
Reclaiming the Narrative
20th Annual William T. Small, Jr. Keynote Lecture was given by
Monica Raye Simpson
SisterSong
7th Annual Victor J. Schoenbach Keynote Lecture was given by
Vann R. Newkirk II
(conference program)

Conference co-chairs: Shikira Thomas and Melissa Luong

2019
40th Annual Minority Health Conference
February 27, 2019, at the William and Ida Friday Center for Continuing Education
Advocacy for Change: Celebrating Past Successes and Planning for the Future
21st Annual William T. Small, Jr. Keynote Lecture was given by
Linda Sarsour
8th Annual Victor J. Schoenbach Keynote Lecture was given by
Tyrone B. Hayes, Ph.D.
Professor of Integrative Biology, University of California, Berkeley, and Museum of Verterbrate Zoology, Endocrinology, Molecular Toxicology, and the Energy and Resources Group
(conference program)

Conference co-chairs: Afsaneh Mortazavi and Khadija Jahfiya

2020
41st Annual Minority Health Conference
February 28, 2020, at the William and Ida Friday Center for Continuing Education
Truth to Power: Exercising Political Voice to Achieve Health Equity
22nd Annual William T. Small, Jr. Keynote Lecture was given by
LaTosha Brown
9th Annual Victor J. Schoenbach Keynote Lecture was given by
Abdul El-Sayed, M.D. (website) The Lecture was preceded by a Spoken Word performance (Spaces) by Hannah L. Drake (website).
(conference program) (sponsor list)

Conference co-chairs: Rakiah Anderson and Ishani Patel

2021
42nd Annual Minority Health Conference
February 25-26, 2021, Virtual (Pathable)
Body & Soul: The Past, Present, and Future of Health Activism
23rd Annual William T. Small, Jr. Keynote Lecture was given by
Wizdom Powell
10th Annual Victor J. Schoenbach Keynote Lecture was given by
Sharrelle Barbour, Ph.D..
(Conference program)

Conference co-chairs: Rachel Singley and Shewit Weldense

2022
43rd Annual Minority Health Conference
February 24-25, 2022 Virtual+Hybrid
Revolutionary Healing and Rebuilding: Learning from Today, Transforming Tomorrow
24th Annual William T. Small, Jr. Keynote Lecture TBA

Conference co-chairs: Takhona G. Hlatshwako and Victoria Triana

Links


Minority Student Caucus and Office of Continuing Education | North Carolina Institute for Public Health
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Phone 919-966-4032 | Fax 919-966-5692 | E-mail oce@unc.edu
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