The Role of Work in Health Disparities in the United States Workshop

Date and Time:

Monday, September 28, 2020 from 10 a.m. – 5:30 p.m. ET
Tuesday, September 29, 2020 from 10 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. ET

Location:

Day 1 - NIH Videocast
Day 2 - NIH Videocast

Agenda:

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Speaker Biographies:

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The virtual event is FREE and open to the public. Registration is not required.

Workshop Synopsis:

The goal of this two-day workshop is to identify priority research areas to understand and address the role of work as a social determinant that contributes to health disparities. This workshop will promote multidisciplinary health disparities research by convening experts from the research fields of health disparities, population sciences, labor economics, occupational health, epidemiology, and organizational sociology and psychology to consider work as a social determinant and identify potential mechanisms and interventions to address health disparities.

Work is a social determinant that may explain a considerable amount of health disparities for race/ethnic minority and low socioeconomic status populations. The discussions of the workshop topic are:

  1. Theoretical and conceptual foundations
  2. Measures/indicators and analytical approaches
  3. Key mechanisms (occupational segregation, worksite segregation, intergenerational transmission)
  4. Upstream and systemic pathways

This workshop will bring together experts in health disparities, population sciences, labor economics, occupational health, epidemiology, and organizational sociology and psychology.

Individuals with disabilities who need Sign Language Interpreters and/or reasonable accommodation to participate in this event should contact Edgar Dews at Edgar.Dews@nih.gov, 301-402-1366, and/or the Federal Relay (1-800-877-8339).