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InCHIP Lecture: Antwi Akom, Ph.D., San Francisco State University

Thursday, February 17, 2022
12:30pm – 1:30pm


Antwi Akom, Ph.D., University of California, San Francisco (Medical School) & San Francisco State University (Department of Africana Studies/College of Ethnic Studies)

"Transforming Racial Health Disparities and Structural Determinants Through Community Informatics and Digital Health Equity"

February 17, 2022 | 12:30 – 1:30pm

Antwi Akom Ph.D. is a Distinguished Professor and Founding Director of the Social Innovation and Universal Opportunity lab. The SOUL lab is the first joint research lab between the University of California, San Francisco Medical School and San Francisco State University. Prof Akom is nationally recognized for innovating for heath equity by developing Neighborhood Informatics - which integrate Community-Drive Data and Patient Centered Data with Big Data and predictive analytics in ways that make communities smarter, more equitable, just and sustainable. Named as one of the world’s top innovators at President Obama 's Frontiers Conference (2016)-- and awarded the Robert Woods Johnson Foundation Pioneer award (2019)--what makes Dr. Akom’s work unique is his ability to combine real-time data, location-based data, and health informatics with cutting-edge technology in order to transform racial health disparities and achieve new standards of accessibility, scalability, sustainability, health equity, and opportunity for all. Professor Akom's work enables hospitals, health care providers, community clinics, grassroots orgs, CBOs, Fortune 500 companies, policy-makers, designers, and everyday people to create more just, equitable, diverse, and inclusive places and spaces with the world's most vulnerable populations.

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Institute for Collaboration on Health, Intervention, and Policy (primary), Allied Health Sciences Department, College of Liberal Arts and Sciences, Geography Department, Health Disparities Institute, Human Development & Family Studies, School of Nursing, UConn Master Calendar

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