Skip to main content
Loading Events

« All Events

  • This event has passed.

2022 Paul A. Godley Health Equity Symposium

March 9, 2022 @ 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Flyer for Paul A. Godley Health Equity Symposium

The 2022 Paul A. Godley Health Equity Symposium is scheduled for Wednesday, March 9, 1 – 4 PM ET. This event is hosted by the UNC Center for Health Equity Research and sponsored by the UNC SOM Office of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion.


The Paul A. Godley Health Equity Symposium brings together faculty, staff, students and the community to:

  • Highlight and encourage health equity research
  • Promote collaboration and networking
  • Encourage strategic planning and partnerships at the UNC School of Medicine


Time EventSpeakers
1:00pmWelcome and NetworkingCristy Page, MD, MPH
Nate Thomas, PhD
Becky White, MD, MPH
Sharon Williams, PhD
1:15pmIgnite Research PresentationsModerated by Michelle Floris-Moore, MD, MS
Financial Burden and Mental Health among LGBTQIA+ Adolescent and Young Adult Cancer Survivors during the COVID-19 PandemicPresented by: Austin R. Waters MSPH, PhD Student, Health Policy & Management, Gillings School of Global Public Health, UNC Chapel Hill
Co-authors: Sara Bybee LCSW, Echo L. Warner PhD MPH, Heydon K Kaddas MPH, Erin E. Kent PhD MS, Anne C. Kirchhoff PhD MPH
An Investigation on Demographic Disparities in Emergency Department Disposition Decisions Presented by: Qian Cheng, B.S.E., Department of Statistics and Operations Research
Co-authors: Nilay Tanik Argon PhD, Christopher Evans MD MPH, Benjamin Linthicum DNP NP-C CEN, Yufeng Liu PhD, Abhishek Mehrotra MD, Mehul Patel PhD, Serhan Ziya PhD
Mental health disparities among biomedical trainees during COVID-19 and racial inequityPresented by: Rebekah L. Layton, PhD, CMC, PCC, UNC SOM Office of Graduate Education
Co-authors: Allison Schad, LCSW, LCAS, SEP, UNC SOM Office of Medical Education; Jean Cook, PhD, Department of Biochemistry and Biophysics, & UNC SOM Office of Graduate Education; Debra Ragland, PhD, UNC SOM Office of Graduate Education
2:15pmPanel: UNC SOM Faculty/Staff SpotlightModerated by Stephanie Brown, PhD
Claudis Polk, MA
Raúl Necochea, PhD
3:15pmPanel: Community-Academic Partnership in ResearchModerated by Giselle Corbie, MD, MSc
NC CEAL: Al Richmond, MSW, Anissa Vines, PhD, Norma Marti and Kimberly Alexander
Community Based Doula - Lavish to Essential Support: Amanda Murphy, CNM and Crystal Cené, MD, MPH
4:00pmClosing and ReflectionWizdom Powell, PhD
Giselle Corbie, MD, MSc

Learn more about the inaugural symposium in 2020 here:

How to join

The symposium is free and open to the public. Registration is required for the symposium – you can pre-register now!



Many thanks to the Symposium Planning Committee:

  • Stephanie Brown, PhD
  • Crystal Wiley Cené, MD, MPH, FAHA
  • Giselle Corbie, MD, MSc
  • Michelle Floris-Moore, MD, MS
  • Benny Joyner Jr., MD, MPH
  • Raúl Necochea, PhD, MSc
  • E. Nate Thomas III, PhD
  • Becky White, MD, MPH
  • Sharon Williams, PhD


March 9, 2022
1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Event Category: