Structural Racism and Discrimination and Whole Person Health Research: An NCCIH Conversation
Date: April 19, 2022 - 11:30 a.m. ET to 12:30 p.m. ET
Location: Virtual; Registration is required
This NCCIH Hot Topics Webinar will feature a conversation on the intersection of research on structural racism and discrimination (SRD) and whole person health. NCCIH senior staff will engage with leading scientists to discuss current research on the impact of SRD on whole person health across the lifespan. They will also explore potential future research directions and consider how complementary and integrative health researchers might incorporate research on SRD into their work and inform intervention development to address the impact of SRD on whole person health outcomes. The webinar will include time to address audience questions as well. Please join us in this important conversation as we celebrate National Minority Health Month!
- NCCIH Participants
Helene M. Langevin, M.D.
Emmeline Edwards, Ph.D.
Beda Jean-Francois, Ph.D.
Lanay Mudd, Ph.D.
- University of Minnesota Participants
Jerica M. Berge, Ph.D., M.P.H., L.M.F.T., C.F.L.E. is a tenured professor and vice chair for research in the Department of Family Medicine and Community Health at the University of Minnesota Medical School. Dr. Berge is both a researcher and behavioral medicine clinician. She is a licensed mental health therapist and supervisor who specializes in complementary and integrative health care and community-based partnerships to address family health issues. Her National Institutes of Health (NIH) research agenda focuses broadly on child and family whole person health promotion, with a particular focus on social and structural determinants of health across the lifespan. Dr. Berge has expertise in conducting mixed-methods studies including ecological momentary assessment, mHealth, video-recorded family tasks, and qualitative interviews to more fully understand complex processes related to health and well-being. Dr. Berge is one of the most cited authors on child and family health from an integrative perspective with over 200 publications, 400 presentations, and 30 book chapters on related topics. She has an impressive funding trajectory including NIH K12, R13, R21, R03, R56, R61/33, and R01 grants funded across several Institutes and Centers including the National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute; National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases; Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute of Child Health and Human Development; and National Center for Complementary and Integrative Health. She is the director of the Healthy Eating and Activity Across the Lifespan (HEAL) Center and is the program director for the Building Interdisciplinary Research Careers in Women’s Health (BIRCWH) K12 grant. Additionally, she is the director for the Center for Women in Medicine and Science (CWIMS) and the codirector of the Community and Collaborations core in the Clinical and Translational Science Institute at the University of Minnesota Medical School.
Alicia Kunin-Batson, Ph.D., L.P., is an assistant professor in the Department of Pediatrics and associate director of research in the Division of Clinical Behavioral Neuroscience at the University of Minnesota Medical School. Dr. Kunin-Batson is a licensed clinical psychologist with a longstanding interest in the impact of psychosocial and health-related stressors on children’s health and development, including examination of chronic medical conditions/treatments on neurobehavioral functioning and quality of life. More recently, her research program has focused on neurocognitive and psychosocial influences on health and health behaviors and the biological and behavioral mechanisms linking early stressful life experiences (e.g., poverty) to childhood health risks. She has served as principal investigator or coinvestigator on several National Institutes of Health grants (Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute of Child Health and Human Development; National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute; National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases; National Center for Complementary and Integrative Health). She is also section head of the Pediatric Neuropsychology Program within Clinical Behavioral Neurosciences and a core faculty member in the Center for Pediatric Obesity Medicine.