13th Annual Pinderhughes Diversity Lecture
“An Ounce of Prevention: Building Communities of Opportunity to Mitigate Structural Inequities and Childhood Adversities”
With Renée Boynton-Jarrett, MD, ScD, Associate Professor of Pediatrics, Boston University School of Medicine, and Founding Director, Vital Village Community Engagement Network
Renée Boynton-Jarrett, a pediatrician and social epidemiologist, is an associate professor at Boston Medical Center and Boston University School of Medicine. She is the founding director of the Vital Village Network, which uses a trauma-informed lens to improve community capacity to promote child wellbeing in Boston and support coalitions nationally through the NOW Forum. Her scholarship has focused on early-life adversities as life course social determinants of health. She has a specific concentration on psychosocial stress and neuroendocrine and reproductive health outcomes, including obesity, puberty, and fertility. She is nationally recognized for work on the intersection of community violence, intimate partner violence, and child abuse and neglect and neighborhood characteristics that influence these patterns. Through dedicated community partnerships her current work is developing community-based strategies to promote child wellbeing and prevent childhood adversities.
The Pinderhughes Diversity Lecture Series brings changemakers to campus to speak about pressing topics within the field. The series honors Professor Emerita Elaine Pinderhughes, whose vision and mentorship has long inspired students to advocate for social progress.
Friday, April 26 at 9:00am to 11:00am
Yawkey Athletics Center, Murray Room
Yawkey Centre, Chestnut Hill, MA 02467