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Social Determinants Of Health Symposium Agenda

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Monday, May 13, 2019, 8:00 AM – 5:00 PM

Registration and Breakfast

Welcome Remarks

Sunil Kumar, Provost, Johns Hopkins University
Robert Wm. Blum, Director, Johns Hopkins Urban Health Institute


Camara Phyllis Jones
Senior Fellow, Satcher Health Leadership Institute, Morehouse School of Medicine 

Healthy Communities Panel

​Lead Speaker and moderator: James Piper Bond, President and CEO, Living Classrooms Foundation

  • Michael Braverman, Commissioner of Housing, Baltimore City

  • Gary Dittman, Pastor, Amazing Grace Lutheran Church

  • Joel Gittelsohn, Professor, Center for Human Nutrition, Department of International Health, Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health

Infants, Children, and Families Panel

Lead Speaker and moderator: Rebecca Dineen, Assistant Commissioner, Maternal and Child Health, Baltimore City Health Department

  • Anne Duggan, Professor, Department of Population, Family, and Reproductive Health, Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health

  • Debbie Rock, Founding CEO, LIGHT Health and Wellness

  • Danitza Simpson-Escano, Director, Adelphi/Langley Park Family Support Center

Adolescent and Youth Panel

Lead Speaker: Sarah Hemminger, Co-Founder and CEO, Thread

  • Joni Holifield, Founder, HeartSmiles

  • Tamar Mendelson (moderator), Associate Professor and Director, Johns Hopkins Center for Adolescent Health, Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health

  • Dana Stein, Executive Director, Civic Works

Adults and Seniors Panel

Lead Speaker and moderator: Joseph T. Jones, Jr., Founder and CEO, Center for Urban Families

  • Michelle C. Carlson, Professor, Department of Mental Health, Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health

  • Sarah L. Szanton, Health Equity and Social Justice Endowed Chair, Director of the Center for Innovative Care in Aging, Johns Hopkins School of Nursing and Bloomberg School of Public Health

  • Melvin Wilson, Co-Director, Turnaround Tuesday

Philanthropy Panel

  • Robert Wm. Blum (moderator), Director, Johns Hopkins Urban Health Institute

  • Robert C. Embry, Jr., President, Abell Foundation

  • Lisa Hamilton, President and Chief Executive Officer, The Annie E. Casey Foundation

  • Shanaysha M. Sauls, President and CEO, Baltimore Community Foundation

Closing Remarks

Congressman Elijah E. Cummings
Maryland’s 7th Congressional District


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