The Context of Poverty

This seminar/webinar series delves into the context of poverty. At each of the webinars esteemed researchers will present their work focusing on different aspects of the context poverty. To achieve health equity, it is required to address the challenges of populations living in poverty and facing extreme disparities in health, economic, social, housing, etc. and achieve the best possible health for all.

Upcoming Events

May 14, 2024: The Context of Poverty – May Webinar


Emily Wang, MD, MAS

Professor of Medicine and of Public Health
Yale University School of Medicine


Incarceration and Cancer Care: A Key Focus for Health Justice Efforts

2023 marked the 50th anniversary of mass incarceration – a term used to describe legal and policy decisions that led to a massive expansion of incarceration as punishment and restrictions on public social services and civic life following incarceration. Its reach has been expansive – 1.9 million individuals are currently incarcerated, at least 7 million are imprisoned each year, and more than 75 million individuals have a criminal record. Mass incarceration has had disproportionate impact on Black Americans and families and people of low socioeconomic status , and this talk will focus on its effects on population health, cancer care, and cancer equity.