A Conversation About Gender and Men's Health in Achieving Health Equity
Dr. Derek Griffith spoke at the Taupua Waiora Centre for Māori Health Research, School of Public Health and Psychosocial Health, at Auckland University of Technology (AUT) on April 16th, 2019 in Auckland, New Zealand, discussing the importance of gender and men's health as keys to achieving health equity. Click here to view a video of the presentation.
Presenting at APHA Annual Meeting and Expo: "Creating the Healthiest Nation: Health Equity Now"
Dr. Derek M. Griffith and Emily K. Cornish presented at the American Public Health Association 2018 Annual Meeting and Expo in San Diego, California, November 10th - 14th. The annual meeting is where health professionals strengthen the profession of public health, share the latest research and information, promote the best practices and advocate for public health issues and policies grounded in research.
An Upper Room Experience and Discussion for Brothers Only
Dr. Derek M. Griffith and Dr. Marino A. Bruce presented at the Healthy Churches 2020 Conference's "An Upper Room Experience and Discussion for Brothers Only!" in Point Clear, Alabama, November 13th - 16th. The conference was a national program hosted by the Balm In Gilead, an organization that strives to deliver science-based, health awareness, understanding and interventions to African Americans across the country through faith community partnerships.
Dr. Derek M. Griffith: Manhood and Black Men's Health
Dr. Griffith presented at a colloquium at Temple University College of Public Health on "Manhood and Black Men's Health." The presentation was sponsored by the Department of Social and Behavioral Sciences and was open to students, faculty, staff and community members.
Dr. Marino Bruce Presented at the Society for the Study of Human Development
Dr. Marino Bruce, PhD, Associate Director of the Center for Research on Men's Health presented Friday, October 6th at the Society for the Study of Human Development in Providence, Rhode Island. His presentation was entitled: Evidence of Things Not Seen: The Relationship Between Faith and Health among Young African American Males and the abstract can be found below:
It has been acknowledged that faith-oriented factors like religion and spirituality may be important for personal wellness. The current health science literature tends to explore the relationship between religion or religious practices and disease-related outcomes among adults. Faith oriented traditions and practices are introduced early in life in African American and other communities; yet, the impact of religiosity or spirituality on health behaviors and outcomes among at risk groups like young Black males has not been well studied. Faith communities can be important partners in the effort to improve the health prospects of African American males as religiosity and spirituality have tenets and practices that can heighten esteem and efficacy in ways that motivate positive health behaviors and outcomes. Deeper exploration of the relationship between faith and health among groups like African American males can pave the way for fruitful avenues of inquiry and development of effective and sustainable interventions.
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Invited Keynote Addresses
Griffith, D.M. (2019, June). Hidden in plain sight: Why gender should be a bigger part of health equity research. Keynote address at the Second Annual 2019 Wayne State University & Karmanos Cancer Institute Community Engaged Research (CEnR) Symposium: Implementing Strategies for Inclusive Research. Wayne State University School of Medicine in Detroit, MI.
Griffith, D.M. (2019, April). Hidden in plain sight: Why gender and men’s health may be keys to achieving health equity. A conversation with Professor Derek Griffith co-chaired by Isaac Warbrick and El-Shadan Tautolo. Hosted by Taupua Waiora Centre for Māori Health Research, School of Public Health and Psychosocial Health, Auckland University of Technology. Auckland, Aotearoa New Zealand.
Griffith, D.M. (2019, April). How does it feel to be a problem with a problem?: The intersection of African American men & mental illness. Keynote address at Confuting the Disrepute of Mental Health and Wellness: The Science, Politics & Ethics of Psychological Well-Being. Cal Turner Program for Moral Leadership in the Professions, Divinity School, Vanderbilt University. Nashville, TN.
Griffith, D.M. (2019, February). Invited Keynote: Hidden in Plain Sight: Why gender matters and should be a bigger part of cancer equity research. Meharry-Vanderbilt-Tennessee State University Cancer Partnership 18th Annual Symposium, Cancer Health Disparities: Understanding Biological, Behavioral & Social Factors (Co-sponsored with Geographic Management of Cancer Health Disparities Program (GMaP) Region 1-South). Funded by the Center to Reduce Cancer Health Disparities of the National Cancer Institute. Meharry Medical College, Nashville, TN.
Griffith, D.M. (2019, February). Invited Keynote: Hidden in Plain Sight: Why considering gender and addressing men’s health may be keys to achieving health equity. Weill Cornell Medicine (Medical College). Keynote address as part of the Meyer Cancer Center Director’s Seminar Series. New York, NY.
Griffith, D.M. (2018, November). Invited Keynote: Context, Challenges and Considerations for Reducing Cancer Risk among African American Men. Dean’s Lecture Series, Milken Institute School of Public Health, The George Washington University/ George Washington University Cancer Center. Washington, DC.
Dr. Derek M. Griffith, Keynote Speaker at 2018 Community Engagement Institute
Dr. Derek Griffith was the keynote speaker at The University of Alabama at Birmingham's 2018 Community Engagement Institute. The symposium was sponsored by the Center for Clinical and Translational Science and open to students, faculty, staff and community members.
“It’s not what you look at, it’s what you see”: Re-envisioning health equity and Black men’s health. Keynote address for the 2018 Community Engagement Institute “Building Bridges for Better Health through Engaging Communities”. The Community Engagement Institute was created by the University of Alabama at Birmingham (UAB) Center for Clinical and Translational Science’s (NIH CTSA) One Great Community and the UAB Center for the Study of Community Health's Jefferson County Community Participation Board. Community Engagement Institute. Hoover, AL.
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Invited Panels and Presentations
Racial Justice: Health and Health Care Perspectives
Dr. Derek Griffith participated in Georgetown University's seminar series "Racial Justice: Health and Health Care Perspectives" on September 12, 2019, in Washington, DC. His presentation was titled "Health Equity 2.0: Cautionary Tales and a Call for Clarity."
Dr. Derek Griffith was a panelist at the 25th National Health Equity Research webcast on Structural Racism on September 13, 2019, at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.. Dr. Griffith's portion of the webcast was centered on "What racism is and is not." Click here to view the archived webcast.
Health Issues and Diseases that Affect African American Men
Dr. Derek Griffith participated in a Health Forum at Lee Chapel AME Church July 13, 2019. The discussion centered on health issues and diseases that affect African American Men.
Griffith, D.M. (2019, February). Invited Presentation: Why do we need to consider gender in health equity research? Vanderbilt University School of Nursing Chapter of the American Assembly of Men in Nursing, School of Nursing, Vanderbilt University. Nashville, TN.
Griffith, D.M. (2018, December). Invited Presentation: “It’s not what you look at that matters, it’s what you see”: The case for research on men’s health and men’s health disparities. Vanderbilt University School of Nursing Chapter of the American Assembly of Men in Nursing, School of Nursing, Vanderbilt University. Nashville, TN.
"Living History: Honoring Our Past, Uplifting Our Future"
Dr. Marino A. Bruce moderated the "Navigating Racism in Public Health Spaces and Places" panel at the 2018 Society for the Analysis of African American Public Health Issues (SAAPHI) meeting in San Diego, California on November 10th, 2018. The meeting was a collaboration between the Black Caucus of Health Workers (BCHW), Black Ladies in Public Health (BLiPH) and the Society of African American Public Health Issues.
A Community Conversation About Mental Illness, Race, Inequality, and Incarceration
Griffith, D.M. & Wilson, G.J. (2018, February). “Lest We Forget” The Heterogeneity of Blackness: The Art of Pursuing Health Equity in Post-Black America. Middle Tennessee State University Spring 2018 Honors Lecture Series: American Values. Middle Tennessee State University, Murfreesboro, TN.