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Poverty, Race, and Health Disparities

Join WUD Society & Politics for an important talk about poverty, health equity, and racial disparities in health in the United States and globally given by Dr. Cindy Haq and Christina Fok JD. 

Cindy Haq is Professor of Family Medicine and Community Health at the University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health. She has been a champion for health equity, primary health care, community health and family medicine throughout her career. She designs and leads socially accountable medical education programs and research initiatives to prepare health professionals to reduce health disparities in medically underserved communities.

Dr. Haq has developed programs in Pakistan, Uganda, Ethiopia, with the World Health Organization, and with governmental and non-governmental organizations. She was the founding director of the UW Center for Global Health. She is currently leading Training in Urban Medicine and Public Health (TRIUMPH) in Milwaukee, WI to prepare medical students to become community responsive physician leaders. She has practiced full spectrum family medicine in Wisconsin and beyond.

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