Our plenary lecturer will be Mary Catherine Beach, MD, MPH, a professor of medicine at the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine. She holds a joint appointment in health, behavior and society at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health. Dr. Beach is a former Greenwall fellow (Bioethics and Health Policy), health policy fellow in the office of Senator Hillary Rodham Clinton, and recipient of the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation’s Generalist Physician Faculty Scholar Award.
The discussion panel explores the impact and legacy of Carlton Haywood Jr.’s intellectual contributions to health services research. Through a close examination of the conceptual assumptions that support research on respect, trust, and justice in sickle cell disease, the panelists will discuss the ways in which such research reflects and simultaneously extends broader conversations about the nexus of racism, bioethics, and the equitable provision of health care services.
The panel will be moderated by Shawn M. Bediako, PhD, MPA, Senior Science Education Fellow at the Howard Hughes Medical Institute and former Professor of Psychology at the University of Maryland, Baltimore County. Panelists will include:
Marilyn S. Baffoe-Bonnie, MS, Ph.D. Candidate in the Department of Sociology at Rutgers University, and a Predoctoral Fellow in the Department of Bioethics at the National Institutes of Health and Social and Behavioral Research Branch of the National Human Genome Research Institute.
Dr. Lydia Pecker, pediatric hematologist in Baltimore, caring for young adults with sickle cell disease. She serves as director of the Young Adult Clinic at the Johns Hopkins Sickle Cell Center for Adults.
Our memorial lecturer will be Mellissa Creary, PhD, MPH, assistant professor in the Department of Health Management and Policy, School of Public Health at the University of Michigan and the Senior Director for the Office of Public Health Initiatives at the American Thrombosis and Hemostasis Network (ATHN). She assists ATHN in finding ways to leverage public health research and policy to make a broader impact within the bleeding and blood disorders community.