The Garth N. Graham Distinguished Lectureship

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About the Distinguished Lectureship

A collaborative effort, the Satcher Health Leadership Institute at Morehouse School of Medicine (SHLI), The University of North Texas Health Science Center at Fort Worth (HSC), and YouTube announced the Inaugural Garth N. Graham Distinguished, MD, MPH, Lectureship Award on September 16, 2021.

The lectureship is named in honor of Garth N. Graham, M.D., M.P.H.. Dr. Graham is a cardiologist and public health expert, and a leading authority on social determinants of health and health equity. He has led a number of national efforts tackling health disparities and social determinants of health and dedicated his career to improving the lives of minority and underserved communities. He currently serves as Director and Global Head of Healthcare and Public Health at YouTube.

This award seeks to spotlight trail blazers that are leading the creation and advancement of health equity. Staying true to this vision, the first recipient of the Distinguished Lectureship Award is a renowned speaker, public health expert and professor of public health and chair of the Department of Social and Behavioral Sciences at the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health, Dr. David R. Williams. His research on the social influences on health has helped us to understand the complex ways in which socioeconomic status, race, stress, racism, health behavior and religious involvement can affect health.

Award Recipients

  • 2021 - Dr. David R. Williams - Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health