How We Heal: Confronting Health Inequity with Structural Competency

March 9, 2019

8:00am - 8:40am


Registration and Continental Breakfast

8:40am - 9:00am




Welcome: Dean Deborah Deas, MD, MPH | Dean of the School of Medicine and Chief Executive Officer for Clinical Affairs, University of California, Riverside




9:00am - 9:40am


Opening:  Annie Le, MPH | Conference Director and Co-Founder of UCR Health Equity and Structural Competency Collective

Intro to Keynote:  Bruce Link, PhD, MS | Distinguished Professor of Sociology and Public Policy, University of California, Riverside


Opening Keynote: Helena Hansen, MD, PhD | Associate Professor of Psychiatry and Anthropology, New York University


9:40am - 10:35 am









Structural Competency Training Session #1

Kelly Knight, PhD | Associate Professor of Anthropology, History, and Social Medicine, University of California, San Francisco and Trainer, Structural Competency Working Group

Josh Neff, MS | Founder and Co-Coordinator, Structural Competency Working Group

Nimish Saxena | Co-Coordinator, Structural Competency Working Group

Carlos Martinez, MPH | Member, Structural Competency Working Group

10:35am - 10:40am




10:40am - 12:00pm
















Panel #1: At the Bedside and Beyond

Moderator: Juliet McMullin, PhD | Professor and Chair, Department of Anthropology, University of California, Riverside


Angela C. Jenks, PhD | Assistant Teaching Professor and Director of Undergraduate Studies, Department of Anthropology at UC Irvine

Jyoti Puvvula, MD, MPH | Associate Clinical Professor, Harbor-UCLA Department of Family Medicine and David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA

Scott Allen, MD I Professor Emeritus of Clinical Medicine at UCR SOM, Medical Director of Borrego Health Access Clinic, Expert Medical Advisor for Physicians for Human Rights

Patricia Gonzalez-Zuñiga, MD | HIV/AIDS specialist, Global Health Institute at University of California, San Diego and Founder, Tijuana Wound Clinic


12:00pm - 12:55pm

Lunch and Organization Fair

12:55pm - 1:05pm



Afternoon Welcome:  Dean Milagros Peña, PhD | Professor and Dean of the College of Humanities and Social Sciences, University of California, Riverside

1:05pm - 1:45pm


Structural Competency Training Session #2



1:45pm - 1:50pm


1:50pm - 3:10pm




Panel #2: At the Frontlines

Moderator: Ann Cheney, PhD | Assistant Professor, Department of Social Medicine Population and Public Health, University of California, Riverside




3:10pm - 3:15pm


Heidi Hoechst, PhD | Lead Educator at National Nurses United

Veronica Alvarado | Program Coordinator, Warehouse Worker Resource Center and Board Member, Center for Community Action and Environmental Justice

Luis Nolasco | Community Engagement and Policy Advocate, ACLU of Southern California and Steering Committee Member, Inland Coalition for Immigrant Justice

Gabriel Maldonado, MBA | Founder and CEO, TruEvolution

Linda Sharp, MD | President & CEO, Doctors for Global Health





3:15pm - 3:25pm





Intro to Closing Keynote:  Philippe Bourgois, PhD | Professor of Anthropology and Director of the Center for Social Medicine and Humanities, Department of Psychiatry, David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA


3:25pm - 3:55pm





Closing Keynote: Seth Holmes, MD, PhD | Associate Professor of Medical Anthropology, Society and Environment, Co-Chair of the Berkeley Center for Social Medicine, and Co-Director of the MD/PhD Track in Medical Anthropology at the University of California, Berkeley


3:55pm - 4:00pm

Closing Remarks


4:00 - 5:00pm


Community Building Reception


Course summary
Available credit: 
  • 5.50 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™
  • 5.50 Attendance
Course opens: 
Course expires: 
Event starts: 
03/09/2019 - 8:00am
Event ends: 
03/09/2019 - 5:00pm
University of Riverside
Riverside, CA
United States

Available Credit

  • 5.50 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™
  • 5.50 Attendance


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