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SUMMER 2016
HEI Health Equity Update

We are delighted to welcome Sepideh Modrek, PhD to HEI as Assistant Professor of Economics this Fall

Professor Sepideh ModrekProfessor Sepideh Modrek joins SF State from Stanford University where she is instructor of medicine in the department of General Medical Disciplines at Stanford School of Medicine, and also serves as an affiliate at the Stanford Center for Population Research. She earned her master's degree in Development Economics and her PhD in Health Services and Policy Analysis from the University of California, Berkeley.
 
Dr. Modrek will join Rori Rholfs, Assistant Professor of Biology to complete the Big Data and Health faculty cluster launched by Provost Sue Rosser. The Big Data and Health faculty cluster aims to engage in critical scholarship on how biological, epidemiological, and other "big data" sets are transforming health and poised to improve or worsen health disparities. HEI, the Department of Economics and the College of Business as well as the Department of Biology and the College of Science and Engineering have partnered to bring the initiative to campus.  

HEI Professor of Sociology Allen LeBlanc gives keynote address at same-sex couples and health summit

HEI Professor of Sociology Allen LeBlanc with Austin Summit on Same-Sex Couples and Health organizer Deb Umberson.Professor Allen J. LeBlanc delivered the keynote address titled, “Minority Stress and Well-Being Among Same-Sex Couples,” at the 2016 Austin Summit on Same-Sex Couples and Health hosted by the University of Texas at Austin, in May.

The Austin Summit is an annual event dedicated to research concerning LGBT families. LeBlanc’s address was co-sponsored by the Population Research Center at the University of Texas at Austin as part of its Brownbag Lecture Series. This year’s Austin Summit explored a range of issues affecting same-sex couples, including illness and the demands of informal caregiving, and the experience of stressors that are unique to same-sex pairings.

New article by HEI Associate Director Laura Mamo examines ways researchers respond to causal links between viruses and a variety of cancers

HEI Associate Director Laura MamoIn her article, “The new sexual politics of cancer: Oncoviruses, disease prevention, and sexual health promotion,” published in the academic journal BioSocieties, Mamo and co-author Steven Epstein, investigate how viral cancer connections are entanglements among sex, science and biomedicine, specifically explore the varied places, processes and attributions that infuse this health domain with sexual meanings or exclude these from view.

HEI celebrated our 2016 Student Scholars at end-of-semester event

HEI Director Dr. Cynthia A. Gómez (left) and HEI Associate Director Laura Mamo (right) with the 2016 HEI Student Scholars.In May, we held our annual End-of-Spring-Semester Luncheon where we celebrated our 2016 Student Scholars who have supported HEI researchers and contributed to HEI research projects this past year. Director Dr. Cynthia A. Gómez presented students with a certificate of recognition for their work. Learn more about our student scholars.

HEI and SF State School of Cinema hold 10th Annual Documentary for Health and Social Justice Screening

10th Anniversary PosterStudent filmmakers, HEI and the SF State School of Cinema presented the 10th Annual Documentary for Health and Social Justice screening in May at SF State’s Coppola Theater.
 
Documentary for Health and Social Justice is a multidisciplinary film production course offered by the HEI and the SF State School of Cinema where students partner with community-based organizations to produce short films that examine health equity and social justice issues. See our films here.
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