Join us for the J. Rhodes Haverty Lecture featuring Dr. Thomas LaVeist
Thomas A. LaVeist, Ph.D. is chairman of the Department of Health Policy and Management at the George Washington University, Milken Institute School of Public Health. He joined GWU after 25 years on the faculty of the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health where he was the William C. and Nancy F. Richardson Professor in Health Policy and Director of the Hopkins Center for Health Disparities Solutions.
Dr. LaVeist consults with numerous federal agencies and healthcare organizations on minority health and cultural competency issues and racial disparities in health. In 2013, he was elected to membership in the National Academy of Medicine of the National Academy of Sciences (formally Institute of Medicine).
He published the second edition of his edited volume, Race, Ethnicity and Health: A Public Health Reader (Jossey-Bass Publishers) in fall 2012. His most recent book project, Legacy of the Crossing: Slavery, Race, and Contemporary Health in the African Diaspora, is planned for publication in 2018.
Dr. LaVeist published more than 100 articles in scientific journals. He is a highly sought after lecturer at leading universities, corporations, professional conferences and workshops. His research has been funded by the National Institutes of Health, Center for Disease Control, Department of Defense, Commonwealth Fund, Sage Foundation and the Agency for Healthcare Research.
He received his bachelor’s degree from the University of Maryland Eastern Shore, his doctorate degree in medical sociology from the University of Michigan and postdoctoral fellowship in gerontology and Health Management & Policy at the Michigan School of Public Health.