Ways of Knowing Closing Event

The Ways of Knowing Symposia closing – hosted at the Facing Race National Conference on November 20 in St. Louis, MO - marks the culmination of a series of collaborative events focused on fostering a more inclusive and equitable appreciation of diverse ways of understanding the world and transforming how knowledge is created, valued, and distributed in the health sciences field. The event offers an opportunity for co-learning around structural innovations for a more inclusive, anticolonial, and antiracist health science knowledge system. Join this free event virtually or in person.

Hosts from E4A & P4HE

Amani Nuru-Jeter, PhD, MPH

Dr. Amani Nuru-Jeter

Amani M. Nuru-Jeter is the director of Evidence for Action. She is also Professor of Community Health Sciences and Epidemiology at the University of California, Berkeley, School of Public Health, where her research focuses on race and socioeconomic health disparities and the measurement and study of racism as a social determinant of health. Her broad research interest is to integrate concepts, theories and methods from epidemiology and the social and biomedical sciences to examine racial inequalities in health as they exist across populations, across place and over the life-course. Dr. Nuru-Jeter considers herself to be more “exposure” than “outcomes” focused, which is consistent with her interests in examining social factors such as “race” and “socioeconomic position” as exposures that serve as the foundation for the creation and preservation of health disparities across a number of outcomes.


Thomas LaVeist, PhD

Dr. Thomas A. LaVeist

Thomas LaVeist is dean of the Tulane University School of Public Health & Tropical Medicine and Principal Investigator for Partners for Advancing Health Equity. His career has been dedicated to understanding the causes of inequity in health and its potential solutions. He has an extensive record of publication in scientific journals as well as numerous mass media outlets and is director and executive producer of “The Skin You’re In,” a documentary series about racial inequalities in health. He is also author of six books including “Minority Population and Health: An introduction to health disparities in the United States” (the first textbook on health disparities). An award-winning research scientist, Dr. LaVeist has received the “Innovation Award” from National Institutes of Health, the “Knowledge Award” from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services and was elected to the National Academy of Medicine in 2013.

The Event

In the morning, we’ll share insights from the series, outline the next steps and calls to action for systemic change, and gather participant reactions. In the afternoon, we will convene with Race Forward for a session on advancing racial justice research.


The Ways of Knowing Symposia Series

Learn more about the Ways of Knowing Symposia Series by watching a recording of the kickoff event and checking out the virtual notes from the same session.

Illustrated notes from the Ways of Knowing Symposia Overview

Art by Reilly Branson on behalf of Ink Factory

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Recording of the Ways of Knowing Symposia Kickoff, a hybrid event recorded on March 7th in New Orleans, LA.

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