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Location: 150 Healthy Kentucky Research Building and Zoom
Event Category: Seminar
Speaker: Shavonnie Carthens

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Join the Center for Health Equity Transformation for a research talk presented by Shavonnie Carthens, JD. Shavonnie Carthens is an Assistant Professor of Law in the Rosenberg College of Law and will be presenting a talk titled: Reframing Health equity: Examining the Role of the Law in Diagnosing and Treating Places. Professor Carthens' scholarly interests examine issues of environmental justice and health equity, with a focus on the ways in which the law can be a tool for improving access to healthy living environments. She also researches and writes at the intersection of legal literacy, race, and the First Amendment. 

This talk stems from grant work, supported by the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, entitled: “The Universal Basic Neighborhood Project.” The UBN Project is a collaboration among researchers from Simmons College of Kentucky, University of Louisville, University of Kentucky, J. David Rosenberg College of Law, and Rice University. This transdisciplinary research effort considers how to move the conversation around health equity beyond the individual. Instead, project investigators suggest that as a collective we should begin to diagnose and treat communities by considering a range of relevant factors, with law and policy being one of those factors.  This talk details the broader law and policy-related aspects of this project by exploring which law and policy systems are needed to support health outcomes on a neighborhood level. In addition, this discussion will highlight how law can also contribute to community-level health inequities.   

The event will be held in 150 Healthy Kentucky Research Building at 11:00am on March 6th, 2024 and on Zoom

Register here: http://tinyurl.com/MRDNVTJD

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