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EPI Seminar: Police Brutality and the Well-Being of Black Women over the Life Course

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Presented by: Sirry Alang, PhD

Dr. Sirry Alang is the Associate Dean for Equity and Justice, and an Associate Professor in the Department of Health and Human Development. She earned her Ph.D. in Health Services Research, Policy and Administration from the University of Minnesota School of Public Health. She also obtained an M.A. in Sociology from Lehigh University and a B.Sc. in Sociology and Anthropology from the University of Buea in Cameroon. Dr. Alang is a medical sociologist and a health services researcher interested in understanding and eliminating health inequities. 

Dr. Alang's instructional interests include structural determinants of health, community-based participatory action research, health services research and policy, and health promotion, program and policy implementation. 

Dr. Alang's research explores the role of social structures and institutions in creating inequities in health status and health outcomes. She is interested in how racism and other structures and mechanisms of exclusion shape health over the life course. To this end, her work focuses on the development of personal and institutional capacity to effectively engage in anti-racist practice and policy/program development necessary to improve the health of Black populations.

The focus of the Spring 2024 Epidemiology Seminar Series is Health Equity & Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion
Students and GSR’s attending in person should swipe their Panther ID at the bottom entrance to G23 to register their attendance.
Students should come prepared with engaging questions for the presenters.
Students not registered for the course, postdocs, & faculty are welcome to participate. 
Course Director: Tiffany Gary-Webb, PhD, MHS 

Thursday, March 7 at 12:00 p.m. to 1:25 p.m.

Public Health, G23
130 Desoto Street, Pittsburgh, 15261

EPI Seminar: Police Brutality and the Well-Being of Black Women over the Life Course

Presented by: Sirry Alang, PhD

Dr. Sirry Alang is the Associate Dean for Equity and Justice, and an Associate Professor in the Department of Health and Human Development. She earned her Ph.D. in Health Services Research, Policy and Administration from the University of Minnesota School of Public Health. She also obtained an M.A. in Sociology from Lehigh University and a B.Sc. in Sociology and Anthropology from the University of Buea in Cameroon. Dr. Alang is a medical sociologist and a health services researcher interested in understanding and eliminating health inequities. 

Dr. Alang's instructional interests include structural determinants of health, community-based participatory action research, health services research and policy, and health promotion, program and policy implementation. 

Dr. Alang's research explores the role of social structures and institutions in creating inequities in health status and health outcomes. She is interested in how racism and other structures and mechanisms of exclusion shape health over the life course. To this end, her work focuses on the development of personal and institutional capacity to effectively engage in anti-racist practice and policy/program development necessary to improve the health of Black populations.

The focus of the Spring 2024 Epidemiology Seminar Series is Health Equity & Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion
Students and GSR’s attending in person should swipe their Panther ID at the bottom entrance to G23 to register their attendance.
Students should come prepared with engaging questions for the presenters.
Students not registered for the course, postdocs, & faculty are welcome to participate. 
Course Director: Tiffany Gary-Webb, PhD, MHS 

Thursday, March 7 at 12:00 p.m. to 1:25 p.m.

Public Health, G23
130 Desoto Street, Pittsburgh, 15261

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