Health Disparities Research Works In Progress Seminar Series

Co-sponsored by the Duke Center for Research to Advance Healthcare Equity and the Center for Community and Population Health Improvement, the Health Disparities Research Works in Progress (RWIP) is a seminar series that occurs on the first and third Mondays of each month from September 20, 2021 – June 20, 2022 from 12:00 p.m. to 1:00 p.m (with some exceptions, see below for current schedule). These interactive seminars and workshops feature talks from junior and senior faculty investigators about current research and projects in development. The seminars include opportunities for questions and feedback from attendees. Please refer to the table below for information about presenters and topics. To subscribe or unsubscribe to our listserv:

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Seminars are being offered on Zoom only until further notice. The Zoom link is provided to listserv subscribers through email updates. Please contact Tia Mitchell ( or Cheryl Miller ( with questions.

September 20, 2021William Darity, PhD
Distinguished Professor of Public Policy;
Professor of African and African American Studies;
Professor of Economics;
Director, Samuel DuBois Cook Center on Social Equity
What we know (and don't know) about wealth and health disparitiesZoom
October 4, 2021Deepshikha Ashana, MD; Clarissa Diamantidis, MD; Meira Epplein, PhD; Lisa McElroy, MD; Karthik Raghunathan, MD; Jonas Swartz, MD; Sarahn Wheeler, MD; Michelle White, MD"Speed Dating" session: Short presentations by researchers to introduce and invite to potential workgroupsZoom
October 18, 2021Jennifer Rymer, MD
Asst. Professor of Medicine
Division of Cardiology
Improving health status in a racially diverse population with symptomatic peripheral artery disease (PAD)Zoom
November 1, 2021Jennifer Plumb Vilardaga, PhD
Asst. Professor
Dept. of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences
Engaging older African Americans with osteoarthritis in behavioral pain management and physical activityZoom
November 15, 2021Charity Oyedeji, MD
Asst. Professor of Medicine
Division of Hematology
Sickle Cell Disease Functional Assessment Validation and Refinement (SILVR) studyZoom
December 6, 2021Patrick Pun, MD
Assoc. Professor of Medicine
Division of Nephrology
CPR in dialysis clinics: The role of facility resources and patient factors in racial disparitiesZoom
December 20, 2021Winter BreakWinter BreakZoom
January 3, 2022Winter BreakWinter BreakZoom
January 24, 2022TBATBAZoom
February 7, 2022TBATBAZoom
February 21, 2022TBATBAZoom
March 7, 2022TBATBAZoom
March 21, 2022TBATBAZoom
April 4, 2022TBATBAZoom
April 18, 2022TBATBAZoom
May 2, 2022TBATBAZoom
May 16, 2022 TBATBAZoom
June 6, 2022 TBATBAZoom
June 20, 2022 Kevin Thomas, MD
Assoc. Professor of Medicine
Division of Cardiology
Year in ReviewZoom