Wednesday, December 23, 2015

Achieving Health Equity in Kansas: Where Do We Go From Here? 3/31/16

Achieving Health Equity in Kansas: Where Do We Go From Here?

A one-day symposium

Thursday, March 31, 2016, 7:30 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Kansas Leadership Center, 3256 E. Douglas, Wichita, KS

Why attend:

  • Learn the leading causes of death and disability in Kansas, by race/ethnicity, gender, geography, age and socio-economic status
  • Discover the recent innovative research and health promotion efforts that have reduced health disparities within Kansas and across the U.S.
  • Examine models of community partnerships that reduce health disparities
  • Explore, interpret and apply interdisciplinary and inter-professional collaborations that reduce health disparities


We will bring together leaders from around the country to address topics these topics.

Presenters include:
  • Jasjit Ahluwalia, MD, MPH, MS - Dean, Rutgers School of Public Health
  • Jennifer Wisdom, PhD – Vice President for Research, George Washington University
  • Philip Alberti, PhD – Senior Director, Health Equity Research and Policy Scientific Affairs, Association of American Medical Colleges
  • Janine Bieda, PhD, MS, CNM – Director, Center for Advanced Obstetrical Care and Research
  • Ghazala Perveen, MBBS, PhD, MPH – Director of Science and Surveillance, Bureau of Health Promotion, Kansas Department of Health and Environment
  • Benjamin Anderson – Chief Executive Officer, Kearny County Hospital
  • Debra Bolton, PhD, CFLE – Human Ecologist, Geographer, Kansas State University Research and Extension
  • Jeffrey Willett, PhD – Vice President for Programs, Kansas Health Foundation
  • Christine Daley, PhD, MA – Associate Professor, Director, Center for American Indian Community Health, KUMC
  • Allen Greiner, MD, MPH – Professor and Associate Chair for Research, KUMC
  • Crystal Lumpkins, PhD  – Assistant Professor, Department of Family Medicine, Research Division
  • Paula Cupertino, PhD – Associate Professor, Director, JUNTOS Center for Advancing Latino Health, KUMC
  • Vickie Collie-Akers, PhD, MPH – Associate Director of Health Promotion Research, KU
  • Changming Duan, PhD – Professor, School of Education, Educational Psychology, KU
  • Ruth Herman, PhD – Associate Researcher, Center for Public Partnerships and Research, KU
  • Kyrah Steward-Brown, PhD - Postdoctoral Research Associate, Sedgwick County Health Department
  • Carolyn Ahlers-Schmidt, PhD – Associate Research Professor, Director of Pediatric Research, KUSOM-W
  • Won Choi, PhD – Executive Director, MPH Program, Professor, KUMC

Continuing Education Credit Available
This event is being sponsored by KU School of Medicine and the Kansas Health Foundation.
 Register today at If you have any questions regarding the conference, please contact Bethany Burk at 913-588-4480 or via email at