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Moody Lecture: Prof. Nadia Abuelezam

October 21 @ 4:15 pm - 5:30 pm

Title: Injustice, Inequity, and Inequality: Lessons at the Intersection of Mathematics, Epidemiology, and Racism

Registration information for this talk at: https://www.hmc.edu/mathematics/moody-lecture-series/

Abstract:The COVID-19 pandemic has exposed existing health inequities for communities of color in the United States. Racism is a known structural cause of these health inequities. Counterfactuals are essential to our understanding of causal relationships in epidemiology, but how do you formulate a counterfactual for racism? This talk will explore the basis for counterfactual thinking in epidemiology and the ways in which we need to “re-imagine” counterfactuals to address one of society’s longest standing issues: racism.

Nadia N. Abuelezam, Sc.D. is an epidemiologist and assistant professor at the Connell School of Nursing. Dr. Abuelezam was trained in infectious disease epidemiology at the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health. She graduated from Harvey Mudd College in 2009 with a B.S. in Mathematical Biology.

The Harvey Mudd College Department of Mathematics established the Moody Lecture Series in honor and memory of Michael Moody, who chaired the department from 1996-2002.

Details

Date:
October 21
Time:
4:15 pm - 5:30 pm
Event Category:
Website:
https://www.hmc.edu/mathematics/moody-lecture-series/

Organizer

Andrew Bernoff
Email:
ajb@hmc.edu

Other

Speaker Name
Prof. Nadia Abuelezam

Venue

Zoom

Details

Date:
October 21
Time:
4:15 pm - 5:30 pm
Event Category:
Website:
https://www.hmc.edu/mathematics/moody-lecture-series/

Organizer

Andrew Bernoff
Email:
ajb@hmc.edu

Other

Speaker Name
Prof. Nadia Abuelezam

Venue

Zoom