Dying Too Soon: A Look at Women’s Health
Wednesday, Nov. 14, 2:30 - 4 p.m.
Women continue to die in unacceptable rates from preventable diseases. This session will explore the issues around premature death in American women throughout the life span. In addition to the leading causes such as cardiovascular disease, deaths stemming from childbirth complications, domestic violence, and disparities between ethnic populations are significant problems. This session will feature a panel of experts on women’s health who will explore these critical issues.
Linda Blount, MPH
Blount is the president and CEO of the Black Women's Health Imperative, an organization that seeks to positively impact black women's lives through advocacy and public policy, health education, research and leadership development. Blount formerly served as the president of WFG Equity and the national vice president of health disparities for The American Cancer Society.
Michael C. Lu, MD, MPH
Lu is a George Washington University professor and senior associate dean for Academic, Student & Faculty Affairs. He served as the director of the federal Maternal and Child Health Bureau for the US Department of Health and Human Services between 2012 and 2017.
Cynthia Lamberth, PhDc, MPH, CPH
Lamberth is the executive director of the Kentucky Population Health Institute, whose mission is to build partnerships and collaborate with stakeholders for improved health and quality of life.
Debra Pérez, PhD
Pérez is the chief measurement, evaluation and learning officer for the Gordon and Betty Moore Foundation. She works closely with the grantmaking teams to advance the organization's work in science, environmental conservation and patient care in the Bay Area.