Diversity and Global Health Perspectives Lecture Series

The focus for the monthly Diversity and Global Health Perspectives Lecture Series is to encourage awareness and dialogue around diversity and global health issues that affect the quality and health care of patients and populations in our community and worldwide. Local and national experts on various topics are invited as guest speakers.

All lectures are free and open to everyone and many lectures are worth continuing education credits.

Diversity and Global Health Perspectives Lecture Series

Previous Lectures

June 2021

  • Oralia Loza, Ph.D. and Phillip W. Schnarrs, Ph.D.
    • Impact of COVID-19 on Health and Access to Health Care and Social Services Among Sexual and Gender-Diverse Texans by Race, Ethnicity, and Gender
    • Flyer

Februrary 2021

  • Dr. Eric A. Hurley
    • "How Cultural Misperceptions and Structurally Supported Radicalized Thinking Enable Everything from Educational Inequity to State Violence (including Healthcare Disparities)"
    • Flyer

April 2021

  • Dr. Eric A. Hurley and Dr. Folusho Ogunfiditimi
    • "Movie discussion: Black Men in White Coats” 
    • Flyer

April 2021

  • Woutrina A. Smith, D.V.M., M.P.V.M., Ph.D.
    • Decolonizing Global Health: Creating a Global Network of Health Professionals Prepared to Respond to Current and Future Pandemics.
    • Flyer

January 2020

  • Elke Cumming, M.P.H.
    • "Human Trafficking: What health care providers should know"
    • Flyer

March 2020

  • Karinn Chambers, M.D., FACS
    • "Incidence and Prevalence Rates of Breast Cancer"
    • Flyer

June 2020

  • Bryan K. Hotchkins, Ph.D. and Brenda J. Allen, Ph.D.
    • "Making a Commitment to Anti-Racism in Higher Education and Beyond"
    • Flyer

September 2020

  • Susan Goodell
    • "Food Insecurity During a Pandemic"
    • Flyer

September 2020

  • Lindsay Page, M.D.
    • "Marginalization and Mental Health"
    • Flyer

October 2020

  • Nalinda Charnsangavej, M.D.
    • “Working with Learners with Disabilities in Medical Training”
    • Flyer

October 2020

  • John Paul Sanchez, M.D.
    • “Hispanic Presence and Engagement in Medical School Leadership”
    • Flyer

October 2020

  • Mehlika Toy, Ph.D.
    • “Mathematical Models to Influence Health Policy”
    • Flyer

November 2020

  • Munmun Chattopadhyay, M.Sc., Ph.d.
    • “Can We Put a Brake on Diabetic Complications in Diverse Populations?”
    • Flyer

December 2020

  • Veronica T. Mallet, M.D., M.M.M; Mary Kidd Davis, R.N., M.S.; and Roberto
    Vargas, M.D., M.P.H
    • “What Can Historically Black Medical Schools Teach a Newly Designated
      Hispanic-Serving Medical School?”
    • Flyer

January 2019

  • Melissa Walls, Ph.D.
    • " Social and Cultural Pathways to Health in American-Indian and FirstNations Communities"
    • Flyer

March 2019

  • Carlos Gutierrez, M.D., FAAP
    • "Barriers to Health Care for Immigrant Children"
    • Flyer

April 2019

  • Carla Alvarado, M.D.
    • "Cultural Competence and Autism Spectrum Disorder"
    • Flyer

May 2019

  • Paula Neira, J.D., M.S.N.
    • “Challenges and Opportunities in Transgender Healthcare 2019”
    • Flyer

July 2019

  • Dennis Clements, M.D., Ph.D., M.P.H.
    • "A shot in the dark? Successes and Controversies in Vaccination History"
    • Flyer

September 2019

  • Richard Davis, M.D., FACS, FCS (ECSA)
    • "Don't Just Do Something: An African Surgeon's Perspective On ShortTerm Medical Trips"
    • Flyer

October 2019

  • Jessica Calderon-Mora, Dr. P.H.
    • "Prevalence of Colorectal Cancer and the Barriers to Colorectal Screening
      Among the Hispanic Population"
    • Flyer

December 2019

  • Rosemary Walulu, Ph.D., R.N., ACRN
    • "Global Challenges with Retention & Adherence Among Adolescents &
      Zyoung Adults Living with HIV"
    • Flyer

January 2018

  • Juhi Jain, M.D.
    • “Human Trafficking and the Role of the Medical Professional”
    • Flyer

March 2018

  • Veronica Mallett, M.D.
    • “The Importance of Celebrating Women in Medicine and the Lessons
      Learned as Dean”
    • Flyer

April 2018

  • Michael Parsa, M.D.
    • “International Disaster Medicine”
    • Flyer

May 2018

  • Douglas Mata, M.D.
    • “Depression, Suicidal Ideation and Burnout Among Medical Students,
      Residents, and Career Physicians: An Evidence-Based Assessment”
    • Flyer

July 2018

  • Nicholas Tejeda, M.H.A., FACHE
    • “Equity of Care: An Essential Tactic for Your Most Important Strategies”
    • Flyer

August 2018

  • Randy Georgemiller, Ph.D., ABPP
    • “Transgender Patients in the Military: Medical Care and Treatment”
    • Flyer

September 2018

  • Elizabeth L. McQuaid, Ph.D., ABPP
    • “Cultural Issues in Medication Adherence: Disparities and Directions”
    • Flyer

November 2018

  • Munmun Chattopadhyay, Ph.D.
    • “Global Diabetes: Impact of Race, Gender, and Culture”
    • Flyer

November 2018

  • Amanda Noska, M.D.
    • “In Honor of World AIDS Day: HIV/AIDS Among U.S. Veterans”
    • Flyer

January 2017

  • Navkiran Shokar, M.D. and Theresa Byrd, Dr.PH.
    • “Amigas and DE CASA EN CASA: Theory-Based Cervical Cancer
      Prevention Interventions for Hispanic Women.”
    • Flyer

March 2017

  • Hector Ocaranza, M.D. and Lupe Gonzalez
    • “Addressing Tuberculosis on the Border: Project Juntos”
    • Flyer

May 2017

  • Maya Hammoud, M.D.
    • “Caring for Arab and Muslim Patients: Cultural Insights”
    • Flyer

June 2017

  • Javier Salazar Jr., M.D.
    • “Men’s Health on the Border: From the Primary Care Perspective”
    • Flyer

August 2017

  • Kim Templeton, M.D.
    • “In Research, Education, and Patient Care: SeXX Makes a Difference”
    • Flyer

October 2017

  • Kurt Herzer, M.D., Ph.D.
    • “Moving from Disability to Possibility in Medical
    • Flyer