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Join us online as we bring Johns Hopkins to New York City! Hear from President Ronald J. Daniels and learn about groundbreaking work from Johns Hopkins Bloomberg Distinguished Professors. 

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Dr. Otis W. Brawley will be presenting Health Care in the U.S.: We Are Leaving Too Many People Behind

Otis W. Brawley, MD

Bloomberg Distinguished Professor of Oncology and Epidemiology
Department of Oncology, School of Medicine
Department of Epidemiology, Bloomberg School of Public Health


Health Care in the U.S.: We Are Leaving Too Many People Behind

Dr. Otis Brawley will speak about the promotion of cancer prevention, early detection, and high-quality treatment through cancer research and education. A global leader in cancer research and health disparities, Brawley is a leading voice in the thoughtful development of cancer screening strategies and ensuring their effectiveness. As a dedicated teacher, he will train the next generation of physicians and researchers to reduce the threat of cancer.

Brawley is leading a broad interdisciplinary research effort of cancer health disparities at JHU’s Bloomberg School of Public Health and the Johns Hopkins Kimmel Cancer Center, working to close racial, economic, and social disparities in the prevention, detection, and treatment of cancer in the United States and worldwide. He is also directing community outreach programs for underserved populations throughout Maryland as the Kimmel Cancer Center’s associate director for community outreach and engagement.

Dr. Jessica Fanzo will be presenting Why Does the World Have Hunger Amidst Plenty?

Jessica Fanzo, PhD

Bloomberg Distinguished Associate Professor of Global Food and Agriculture Ethics and Policy
Berman Institute of Bioethics
School of Advanced International Studies
Department of International Health, Bloomberg School of Public Health


Why Does the World Have Hunger Amidst Plenty?

Dr. Jessica Fanzo, coauthor of the EAT-Lancet Commission and the Global Nutrition Report, will discuss how we can make small changes in our diet to combat climate change.

Fanzo is leading the university’s collaborative efforts in ethics, global food, and agricultural policy. She joined Johns Hopkins as a Bloomberg Distinguished Associate Professor in 2015.

In low-income and post-conflict countries worldwide, Fanzo has worked to improve food security and nutrition for women and children and to ensure they have high-quality food and better diets. Her area of expertise focuses on the multi-sectoral and system approaches. She has developed and coordinated large-scale applied research projects in sub-Saharan Africa, South Asia, and East Africa.