It is well documented that a number of diseases are strongly linked to poverty, and poverty is a strong predictor of health status. But a second aspect of poverty is less well-explored — that we have medicalized poverty. Through expert-led panel discussions, we will explore the connection between poverty, disease burden, and healthcare expenditures — and bring sustained energy and new voices to the challenge of developing creative approaches to improve the health and life chances of the most disadvantaged in our society.
Dr. Marissa Levine, Former State Health Commissioner, Virginia Department of Health
Professor Ruby Mendenhall, University of Illinois
Professor Robin Fretwell Wilson
Co-sponsored by College of Law, Interdisciplinary Health Sciences Institute, Discovery Partners Institute, and Health and Elder Law Society.