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Government and Community Affairs

November 9, 2017 | 1:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.
Category: Lecture
Location: Community Arts 1st floor auditorium | Map
450 Reuther Mall
Detroit, MI 48202
Cost: 0
Audience: Academic Staff, Alumni, Community, Current Graduate Students, Current Undergraduate Students, Faculty, Parents, Prospective Students, Staff

The Wayne State University School of Social Work is proud to host Vicki Johnson-Lawrence, PhD, Assistant Professor in the Department of Public Health and Health Sciences at the University of Michigan as the keynote speaker for the 2017 Edith Harris Endowed Lecture. Johnson-Lawrence will present "Supporting Resiliency and Well-Being Through Stress and Adversity: Building a Path Forward From the Flint Water Crisis" a discussion on environmental and mental health repercussions of the Flint water crisis.

Johnson-Lawrence is a social epidemiologist that uses community-based approaches to address determinants and prevention practices to promote health equity. Her work considers the dynamic nature of psychosocial factors over the life course in relation to chronic disease risk, with a particular focus on co-morbid mental and physical health outcomes (particularly mood/anxiety disorders and cardiovascular disease risk factors) exacerbated by chronic stress, and strategies to address these conditions in vulnerable communities.  

Additional details will be forethcoming. 

For more information about this event, please contact Lauree Emery at 313-577-8806 or ab7097@wayne.edu.