Image of Dr. Debra Furr-Holden
Associate Dean for Public Health Integration, Michigan State University
Environmental Justice Plenary Lecture—Friday, November 5
This plenary session will focus on “environmental racism” and how systemic racism creates and amplifies crises like the COVID-19 pandemic and the Flint water crisis.
About the Speaker
Dr. Debra Furr-Holden is the associate dean for Public Health Integration, C.S. Mott Endowed Professor of Public Health, and director of the Division of Public Health at Michigan State University. She is also the director of the Flint Center for Health Equity Solutions, funded by the National Institute on Minority Health and Health Disparities. Dr. Furr-Holden is a classically trained epidemiologist who addresses the nation’s greatest public health challenges, especially among minorities in racially- and economically-segregated communities. Among her many awards, Dr. Furr-Holden is the recipient of the 2006 Presidential Early Career Award for Scientists and Engineers (Office of the White House).