Oct 15

Creating Health Equity: Transformational Opportunities in a Post-Pandemic World

Friday, October 15, 2021

9:00 AM - 3:30 PM

UIC Law’s 26th Annual Belle R. & Joseph H. Braun Memorial Symposium will explore broad transformational opportunities and local implementation solutions to advance health equity, with a focus on the role of law. Throughout the day, we’ll integrate personal narratives and collective initiatives to chart a path toward systemic change that alters the power structures that shape our current reality.

Our full symposium schedule will be available soon. The featured speakers below are only a few of the experts joining us for these critical discussions.

Featured Speakers

  • Sen. Omar Aquino (D-2nd District), Majority Caucus Whip, Illinois Senate
  • Dr. Allison ArwadyCommissioner, Chicago Department of Public Health
  • Dr. Paula BravemanProfessor of Family Medicine; Director, Center on Social Disparities in Health, University of California, San Francisco
  • Juliet K. ChoiPresident; Chief Executive Officer, Asian & Pacific Islander American Health Forum
  • Brietta R. ClarkProfessor of Law; J. Rex Dibble Fellow, Loyola Marymount University Law School
  • Dr. Ngozi EzikeDirector, Illinois Department of Public Health
  • Sarah de GuiaChief Executive Officer, ChangeLabs Solutions
  • Seema MohapatraMurray Visiting Professor of Law , SMU Dedman School of Law
  • Toni PreckwinklePresident, Cook County Board of Commissioners
  • Israel Rocha Jr.Chief Executive Officer, Cook County Health
  • Sidney D. WatsonJane and Bruce Robert Professor; Director, Center for Health Law Studies, Saint Louis University School of Law
  • Mara YoudelmanManaging Attorney (Washington, DC), National Health Law Program

Organized by UIC Law’s Health Equity, Law & Policy Program


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