Mindy Fullilove M.D., Author of Root Shock, to Inaugurate "Race and Public Policy" Series, October 4th
Mindy Fullilove, M.D., a Professor of Clinical Psychiatry and Professor of Clinical Sociomedical Sciences at Columbia University, will inaugurate the School's new "Race and Public Policy" series with a public talk titled, "The Cascade of Redlining from 1937 to the Present," at 4:30 p.m. on Monday, October 4, 2010, in Bowl 016, Robertson Hall.
Fullilove is a board certified psychiatrist, having received her training at New York Hospital-Westchester Division and Montefiore Hospital. She has conducted research on AIDS and other epidemics of poor communities, focusing in particular on the relationship between the collapse of communities and decline in health.
She is the author of Root Shock: How Tearing Up City Neighborhoods Hurts America and What We Can Do About It, and The House of Joshua: Meditations on Family and Place. She is also co-author with Ernest Thompson of Homeboy Came to Orange: A Story of People's Power (1976) and with Rodrick Wallace of Collective Consciousness and Its Discontents (2008).
Fullilove has received several awards, including inclusion in many “Best Doctors” lists and two honorary doctorates (Chatham College, 1999, and Bank Street College of Education, 2002). Her work on AIDS is featured in Jacob Levenson’s “The Secret Epidemic: The Story of AIDS in Black America.” Her current work focuses on the connection between urban function and mental health.
The Race and Public Policy Series is one of five new thematic lecture series that includes Financial Market Regulation; Intractable Conflicts; Implementing Healthcare Reform (co-sponsored with the School’s Center for Heath and Wellbeing); and Changing Notions of State, Sovereignty, and Self-Determination (co-sponsored with The Liechtenstein Institute on Self-Determination as part of its10th anniversary). Each series will feature four to six lectures and/or panel discussions, convening noted scholars, diplomats, think tank, public policy and government officials to discuss pressing policy issues.
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