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Health Disparities in the Age of COVID-19

February 17, 2021 @ 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm

About this Event

Brought to you by the Penn State Harrisburg Diversity and Educational Equity Committee (DEEC) and the Penn State Ross and Carol Nese College of Nursing

Racial Health Disparities in the Age of COVID-19 is a panel discussion that will bring panelists from across Penn State University, government, and the medical field to discuss their research and professional experiences related to racial health disparities. Since our event is taking place during Black History Month amidst a pandemic, we hope to highlight the experiences of Black/African Americans and how racial disparities in health may have been exacerbated during the pandemic.

Opening remarks: Dr. John Mason, Chancellor, Penn State Harrisburg

Panelists include:

Sheldon D. Fields, PhD, RN, CRNP, FNP-BC, FAANP, FNAP, FAAN; Associate Dean for Equity and Inclusion, Penn State University College of Nursing; First Vice President, National Black Nurses Association

Raffy R. Luquis, PhD, MCHES; Associate Professor, Penn State Harrisburg, School of Behavioral Sciences and Education

David Saunders, M.Ed.; Director, Office of Health Equity at Pennsylvania Department of Health

Johanna Vidal-Phelan, MD, MBA, FAAP; Senior Medical Director in Pediatrics, UPMC

Sheetal J. Gade, RN-BC, BSN, MSN-CRNP; Penn State Health, Lime Spring Walk-In-Clinic


February 17, 2021
12:00 pm - 1:30 pm