Sunday, April 14th, 2019 Student Center Building 9 AM - 5 PM


Medical Equity is founded on the principle that health inequity disproportionately affects disadvantaged populations. The effects of health disparities are well documented. Unfortunately, however, there are gaps in our understanding of the scope of these issues. This limits the potential for community initiatives to have their intended effects. Because of this, our Health Equity Research Conference is dedicated to promoting health equity through discussion. Towards that end, this year's conference focuses on the social determinants of health. 

Both graduate and undergraduate students alike are welcomed to present their research in all related fields. This symposium celebrates student achievement in research. We will educate students about the different career paths they can take to address health inequity in their respective communities.  Moreover, it will serve to educate the public about health disparities and connect interested students to researchers and professors so that they can conduct research themselves. 

Meet the Keynote

Dr. Kameron Matthews is a board certified family physician and currently serves as the Deputy Under Secretary for Health for Community Care at the Veterans Health Administration in Washington, DC. She is responsible for the community-based provider network and services that increases access to care for veterans nationwide, as well as the business processes on how care is purchased including claims processing and revenue collection, and quality oversight. Dr. Matthews earned her medical degree from Johns Hopkins University and her law degree at the University of Chicago… (CONTINUE)

Meet the Social Determinants Panelists: 

Special Guests

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MedEq's 1st Annual Health Disparities Research Conference