Inspiring students, faculty and the community
The Tammy Bray Endowment in Health Leadership and Innovation was established by Tammy Bray, founding dean of the college, and her husband, John, with much appreciated contributions from alumni and supporters. The fund, sparking the Bray Health Leadership Lecture, is intended to bring to campus high-profile health leaders to inspire students, faculty and the community.
Dr. Camara Phyllis Jones
2020 Bray Health Leadership Lecture
Physician, epidemiologist and civil rights activist Camara Jones measures and addresses the impacts of racism and social inequalities on health and well-being and is lauded for her compelling clarity on issues of race and racism. Through allegory, she makes sense of the complex regarding racism, privilege and other “isms.” Her contributions to critical race theory are well known, as is her work in defining institutional racism, personally mediated racism and internalized racism in the context of modern U.S. race relations. She recently drew attention to why racism and not race is a risk factor for COVID-19 and called for actions to address structural racism.
The first lecture featured Vivek H. Murthy, MD, the nation’s 19th Surgeon General. Dr. Murthy discussed mental health and the role of community. The lecture was held in Portland, Ore., in 2018.
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