In accordance with its vision and mission, the Brock Institute for Community and Global Health invites scholars from all over the country who are doing work that inspires new and innovative ways to decrease health disparities and increase cultural competency. The information shared at these events helps inform others of our collaborative strategies to improve the health of Hampton Roads.

170510 Utumatwishima HeadshotMay 10, 2017

Jean Nepo Utumatwishima, MD, MPH
Visiting Physician, Section of Ethnicity and Health, DEOB, NIDDK, National Institutes of Health

In collaboration with EVMS Internal Medicine and EVMS Diversity and Inclusion

Rebuilding the Rwandan healthcare system: The role of community health workers, community health insurance and the struggle of medical training and retention


May 10, 2017

Anne Sumner, MD
Senior Investigator, Chief, Section of Ethnicity and Health, National Institutes of Health

In collaboration with EVMS Internal Medicine and EVMS Diversity and Inclusion

Effects of stress on the cardiometabolic health of immigrants


April 26, 2017

Said Ibrahim, MD, MPH, MBA
Professor of Medicine, University of Pennsylvania, Director, Philadelphia Center of Innovation for Health Equity and Research

In collaboration with EVMS Internal Medicine and EVMS Diversity and Inclusion

Racial variation in healthcare: The case of joint replacement utilization


April 19, 2017

Marcus Martin, MD
University Vice President and Chief Officer for Diversity, University of Virginia

In collaboration with EVMS Internal Medicine and EVMS Diversity and Inclusion

Diversity and inclusion in quality patient care


April 12, 2017

Kevin Gardner, MD, PhD
Senior Investigator, National Institutes of Health

In collaboration with EVMS Internal Medicine and EVMS Diversity and Inclusion

Exploring molecular linkages to modifiable risk in breast cancer


April 11, 2017

Jeannette South-Paul, MD
Andrew W. Mathieson Chair, Professor of Family Medicine, University of Pittsburgh Medical Center

In collaboration with EVMS Family and Community Medicine

Comprehensive care for our community and ourselves


April 5, 2017

David Acosta, MD
Chief Diversity and Inclusion Officer, Association of American Medical Colleges (AAMC)

In collaboration with EVMS Internal Medicine and EVMS Diversity and Inclusion

Latino health and healthcare Disparities


March 23, 2017

Jaya Dantas, PhD, FPHAA
Director of Graduate Studies and Professor of International Health, Curtin University, Western Australia

In collaboration with EVMS Diversity and Inclusion

Gender, health inequities and the social determinants: Using rights-based participatory research to study resiliency and empowerment among refugee women


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Mark Winne
Senior Advisor, Center for a Livable Future

In collaboration with the American Heart/Stroke Association

Public health at the food system crossroad: Where do we go from here?

November 1, 2016

Joseph Ouslander, MD, MPH
Professor and Senior Associate Dean for Geriatric Programs, Chair, Department of Integrated Medical Science, Florida Atlantic University

In collaboration with EVMS Internal Medicine

Reducing unnecessary hospitalizations and emergency department visits from skilled nursing facilities


September 7, 2016

Bruce Waldholtz, MD
American Cancer Society, Board of Directors, South Atlantic Division; Immediate Past Chair

In collaboration with EVMS Internal Medicine

Saving lives: What medical schools and communities can do to increase colon cancer screening rates


Headshot Nehal MehtaJuly 25, 2016

Nehal Mehta, MD, MSCE, FAHA
Section Chief, Inflammation and Cardiometabolic Disease; Lasker Clinical Research Scholar; National Heart, Blood and Lung Institute (NIH)

In collaboration with EVMS Dermatology

Translational studies of human psoriasis and cardiometabolic disease


April 27, 2016

Ahmed Reja, MD (Hons), CSIM, MPhil
President, Ethiopian Diabetes Association; Chair, International Diabetes Federation, Africa Region

In collaboration with EVMS Diversity and Inclusion

Burden and challenges of diabetes in Africa with emphasis on Ethiopia


April 13, 2016

Simona C. Kwon, DrPH, MPH
Assistant Professor, Population Health and Medicine; Director, Center for the Study of Asian American Health, New York University School of Medicine

In collaboration with EVMS Diversity and Inclusion

Advancing health equity for Asian immigrant communities in New York City


April 5, 2016

Olugbenga Ogedegbe, MD, MPH
Professor of Population Health and Medicine; Director, Division of Health and Behavior, New York University School of Medicine

In collaboration with EVMS Diversity and Inclusion

Current trends in health disparities research


February 17, 2016

Anne Sumner, MD
Senior Investigator at the National Institute of Health

In collaboration with EVMS Family and Community Medicine and EVMS Internal Medicine

Moving beyond A1C to detect glycemia in African descent populations


January 13, 2016

Lisa Dixon, MD, MPH
Director, Division of Mental Health Services and Policy Research, Department of Psychiatry, Columbia University Medical Center

Mental Health Summit, held in collaboration with EVMS Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences

The promise of transforming services for individuals experiencing early psychosis


January 13, 2016

Courtenay M. Harding, PhD
Vice Chair of the Board, Foundation for Excellence in Mental Health Care

Mental Health Summit, held in collaboration with EVMS Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences

From stabilization and maintenance to rehabilitation and recovery: Hope for people who stay long in the system

November 10, 2015

Rexford Anson-Dwamena, MPH
Epidemiologist, GIS Spatial Analyst, Virginia Department of Health

In collaboration with the EVMS Master of Public Health program

Place matters -- Addressing the social determinants of health (SDOH) in Virginia


September 29 - October 1, 2015

Thomas Gill, MD
Director, Division of Geriatric Medicine, Yale School of Medicine

In collaboration with EVMS Glennan Center for Geriatrics and Gerontology

Our grandparents, our parents, our future selves: Optimizing function in old age


May 5, 2015

Louis Sullivan, MD
President Emeritus, Morehouse School of Medicine and Former Secretary of Health and Human Services

In collaboration with EVMS Diversity and Inclusion and EVMS Internal Medicine

The long journey to health equity


February 19, 2015

Robert Fullilove, EdD
Associate Dean for Community and Minority Affairs at Columbia University

In collaboration with EVMS Diversity and Inclusion

From freedom ride to Ferguson: Law, order and community health


February 12, 2015

Karen Hendricks-Munoz, MD
Professor and Chief, Inaugural William Tate Graham Professor of Neonatal Medicine

In collaboration with EVMS Diversity and Inclusion

Transfer of microbiomes from mother to child in delivery and care


January 28, 2015

Harriet Washington, MS
Award-winning Medical Ethicist and Writer

In collaboration with EVMS Diversity and Inclusion

Ethics, Ebola and history

December 4, 2014

Sister Rita Thomas
Former CEO of Bon Secours Maryview Medical Center

In collaboration with EVMS Diversity and Inclusion

Leadership and social justice


September 20, 2014

Michael Stevens, MD, MPH
Assistant Professor of Medicine/Division of Infectious Diseases, Associate Hospital Epidemiologist, Director, Antimicrobial Stewardship Program

In collaboration with Children’s Hospital of The King’s Daughters and Physicians for Peace

Global health outreach, education and research in rural Honduras: The GH2DP model


September 11, 2014

Catherine deVries, MD, MS
Professor of Surgery and Public Health, University of Utah, School of Medicine, Director, University of Utah Center for Global Surgery

In collaboration with EVMS Urology

Innovations in global surgery


July 23, 2014

Robert Rosenheck, MD
Director of the Division of Mental Health Services and Outcomes Research, Professor of Psychiatry, Public Health

Mental Health Summit, held in collaboration with EVMS Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences

Measuring mental health care performance: Promises and pitfalls


July 23, 2014

Heyward Donigan, MD
Adviser, Donigan Consulting; EVMS Board Member

Mental Health Summit, held in collaboration with EVMS Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences

The future of healthcare: Without mental health, there will be no physical wellbeing


May 22, 2014

Serigne Gueye, MD
Professor of Urology, University of Cheikh Anta Diop; Head of Urology, Grand Yoff General Hospital in Dakar in Senegal

In collaboration with EVMS Urology

International collaboration: Developing meaningful partnerships that build capacity


January 15, 2014

Anne Sumner, MD
Senior Investigator at the National Institute of Health

In collaboration with EVMS Family and Community Medicine and EVMS Internal Medicine

Health disparities in diabetes and cardiovascular disease

Increasing diversity – Decreases disparity

Learn more about Dr. Sumner's research.

November 18, 2013

Louis F. Rossiter, PhD
Research Professor, Thomas Jefferson Program in Public Policy, College of William & Mary

Medicaid expansion: Yes or no?


November 18, 2013

Sheldon M. Retchin, MD, MSPH
Ruth and Seymour Perlin Professor of Medicine and Health Administration, Senior Vice President for Health Sciences, VCU; CEO, VCU Health System  

Medicaid expansion: Yes or no?