2015 Stephen Steward Gloyd Endowed Lecture: “Public Health as Social Justice: Lessons from Harlem to Harare” Featuring School of Public Health 2015 Distinguished Alumna Mary Travis Bassett, MD, MPH (’85)
Friday, April 3, 2015
Lecture: Hogness Auditorium, Room A420, 5:00 p.m. – 6:30 p.m.
Reception: Health Sciences Lobby, 6:30 p.m. – 7:30 pm
1959 NE Pacific Street, Seattle, WA 98195
Dr. Bassett was appointed commissioner of the New York City Department of Health and Mental Hygiene in January 2014. With more than 30 years of experience in public health, she has dedicated her career to advancing health equity. After Dr. Bassett completed her medical training, she moved to Harare, Zimbabwe, where she served on the medical faculty at the University of Zimbabwe for 17 years. In that role, she developed a range of AIDS prevention interventions to address one of the world’s worst AIDS epidemics. She later served as the associate director of Health Equity at the Rockefeller Foundation’s Southern Africa Office, overseeing its Africa AIDS portfolio. She served for many years as an associate editor of the American Journal of Public Health. Dr. Bassett earned her MPH from the UW School of Public Health in 1985.
This event is free and open to the public. Seating is first-come, first-served.