Health Equity Seminar Series

Topics of relevance to health disparities research are presented in an academic context during the lunch hour almost every month. 

Time & Live Streaming

12:00 p.m. to 1:00 p.m. Lunch will be served during in-person sessions. Live streaming is available for most seminars. Click the "Register Now" button below to register for the next scheduled PHDR Health Equity Seminar Series Zoom presentation.
*Seminars will be recorded and archived for future reference.

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October 13, 2020: HUE-MAN PARTNERSHIP Presentation

PHDR presents the HealthEquity Seminar Series presentation of Hue-MAN presented by Clarence Jones, Community Engagement Consultant for the Hue-MAN Partnership organization.

November 10, 2020: Community Voices for Health: Somali Perspectives on COVID-19 in Minnesota

Community partners  Imam Sharif Mohamed, Dr. Michael Van Keulen and Mr. Wali Dirie from Open Path Resources and the Islamic Civil Society of America, and Dr. Rebekah Pratt of PHDR will talk about building our community-academic partnership, and then we will talk about our PCORI funded grant looking to increase community engagement in research on COVID in the Somali community. *Cosponsored by the Dept of Family Medicine & Community Health

Recorded Video

December 8, 2020: The Cultural Wellness Center System of Community Knowledge Production

Elder Atum  Azzahir & Minkara Tezet of the Cultural Wellness Center will discuss the works of their organization and how those works affect community health.

Recorded Video

January 14, 2021: Presentation by Brenna Greenfield, PhD


*Cosponsored by the Dept of Family Medicine & Community Health

February 9, 2021: Advancing intervention science through a phenomenological study of internalized racial oppression to identify factors to inform development of equitable collection action interventions in cardiovascular health to by Jennifer Warren, PhD

This presentation advances intervention science by identifying contributory and psychosocial factors of internalized racial oppression as underlying change mechanisms to address biopsychosocial challenges within cardiovascular health interventions targeting low income Black American women.

Recorded Video

March 9, 2021: Artificial Intelligence and Disparities by Adams Dudley, MD, MBA

HEWG and PHDR are pleased to host Dr. Adams Dudley for a conversation about health disparities and artificial intelligence.

*Cosponsored by the SPH Health Equity Work Group


April 13, 2021: Stolen Breaths: Exploring Solutions to the disproportionate impact of police violence and the COVID-19 pandemic on Black lives by Rachel Hardeman, PhD

Dr. Hardeman will demonstrate five practices that health care systems could engage in to dismantle structural racism and improve the health and well-being of the black community and the country.


May 11, 2021: Treatment burden and disparities in Type 2 diabetes by Elizabeth Rogers, MD

Dr. Rogers will discuss treatment challenges around diabetes.

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June 8, 2021: Community-Centered Dissemination Toolkit by Maiyia Kasouaher, PhD and Michele Allen, MD, MS

*Co-sponsored by CTSI CEARCH 

This seminar is the launch of the PHDR/CEARCH Community-Centered Dissemination Toolkit. The CCD Toolkit breaks down the research dissemination process into manageable steps and provides the resources and orientation teams need to effectively reach their target audiences with research messages that matter. In this seminar, we introduce the rationale for the Toolkit and walk participants through the Toolkit steps and resources. Finally, we will ask you for feedback and how we can best support teams to use the Toolkit in their work. Come ready to learn, engage, and share!