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Panel to Explore Public Lasting Health Issues in Puerto Rico from Storms

March 26, 2018
CONTACT: Jill Rosen
Office: 443-997-9906
Cell: 443-547-8805
jrosen@jhu.edu @JHUmediareps

WHAT: The JHU Forums on Race in America will present a panel discussion, “Six Months after Maria: Public Health Issues in Puerto Rico.”

Puerto Rico’s already vulnerable infrastructure was exposed after the hurricane and now debris, structural damage, environmental hazards to water sources, and drug shortages are just some areas of concern. The panel will explore the historical and economical context of the situation as well as current grassroots efforts underway.

Moderator: Yonaira Rivera, a PhD candidate in the Bloomberg School of Public Health.

Panel:

Juan Guisti-Cordero, professor of history, University of Puerto Rico

Marietta Vazquez, associate professor of infectious disease and a leader for grassroots relief efforts, Yale University

Antonio Trujillo, associate professor of health economics, Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health

The talk is free and open to the public.

WHEN: 7 p.m., Tuesday March 27.

WHERE: Sheldon Hall, School of Public Health; 615 North Wolfe St., Baltimore.

LIVESTREAM: There will be a livestream of the event here: https://hub.jhu.edu/hopkins-race-forum-live/.

BACKGROUND: The JHU Forums on Race in America began in 2015 to promote open, thoughtful, and informed conversation about race and racism. Past speakers include April Ryan, Ta-Nehisi Coates, Charles Blow, Angela Davis and Bree Newsome.

Members of the media who expect to cover this event should RSVP to Jill Rosen at 443-997-9903 or jrosen@jhu.edu.

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