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Every Researcher can be an Advocate - Advancing Health Equity Through Policy and Advocacy

Wednesday, April 3, 2019 - 13:15 to 14:30


The Health Equity Seminar Series

April 3, 2019 | 1:15 pm — 2:30 pm

Children’s National Medical Center
111 Michigan Ave NW
Main Hospital, 6th Floor, M7607


Every Researcher can be an Advocate: 

Advancing Health Equity Through Policy and Advocacy

Dr. Leandra Godoy
Assistant Professor of Pediatrics
Clinical Psychologist
Dr. Shilpa Patel
Assistant Professor of Pediatrics
Pediatric Emergency Medicine
Dr. Yolandra Hancock
Adjunct Professor
GW Milken Institute
School of Public Health
Dr. Kavita Parikh
Associate Professor of Pediatrics
Pediatric Hospitalist
Investigators, research staff, and graduate students who attend will:
  1. Describe the levels of advocacy in the healthcare setting — individual, system, community, and legislative.
  2. Discuss steps for developing an advocacy plan to translate research into action.
  3. Explore examples of research on mental health, gun violence prevention, and nutrition and obesity impacting policy and advocacy in the Washington, DC community and beyond.


Commentary and reflection provided by:

Dr. Stephen Thomas
Professor, Health Services Administration
Director, Maryland Center for Health Equality
University of Maryland
Tonya Vidal Kinlow
Vice President, Community Engagement,
Advocacy, and Government Affairs
Children’s National Medical Center
Lunch provided when registered by April 1.
WebEx available for off-site attendance.
Visit to learn more.
Contact with questions.
Upcoming seminars:
A Moving Conversation:
Research to Address Community Health Needs
Community Engagement in Clinical & Translational Research