1619 to 2019: Confronting the Legacy of Slavery for Health Equity @ Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health
Dec 11 @ 3:00 pm – 3:00 pm

The event will be co-hosted by the Center for Health Equity and Urban Health Institute at Johns Hopkins University; SOURCE at Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health; and the Department of the History of Medicine at Johns Hopkins School of Medicine.

There will be two panel discussions. The first will focus on the historical legacy of slavery for health equity, and the second with a focus on Baltimore.


  • Lisa A. Cooper
    Bloomberg Distinguished Professor, Health Equity
    Johns Hopkins Schools of Medicine, Nursing, and Public Health
  • Jeremy A. Greene
    William H. Welch Professor of Medicine and the History of Medicine at the Johns Hopkins School of Medicine
  • Rev. Debra Hickman
    Resident/CEO Sisters Together And Reaching, Inc (STAR)
  • Lawrence Jackson
    Bloomberg Distinguished Professor of English and History
    Johns Hopkins University Krieger School of Arts and Sciences
  • Jessica Marie Johnson
    Assistant Professor
    Department of History
    Johns Hopkins University
  • Bishop Douglas Miles
    Pastor, Koinonia Baptist Church
    Co-chairman, Baltimoreans United in Leadership (BUILD)
  • Elizabeth O’Brien
    Assistant Professor of the History of Medicine
    Johns Hopkins School of Medicine
  • Deirde Cooper Owens
    Charles and Linda Wilson Professor in the History of Medicine
    University of Nebraska-Lincoln
  • Karen Kruse Thomas
    Historian, Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health