Our Closing Keynote speakers are Giselle Corbie-Smith, MD, MSc, Kenan Distinguished Professor of Social Medicine and Medicine and director of the Center for Health Equity Research at the University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill, and Al Richmond, MSW, executive director of Community-Campus Partnerships for Health, which promotes health equity and social justice initiatives between communities and academic institutions. Corbie-Smith is nationally recognized for her scholarly work on the practical and ethical issues regarding engagement of disparity populations in research. Richmond, a PCORI Ambassador, has led two Eugene Washington PCORI Engagement Awards that have explored the drivers, barriers, and challenges to patients being engaged in research.
The closing session will highlight the 20-year partnership that Richmond and Corbie-Smith have sustained that has included local, regional, and national initiatives. Through its shared commitment to equity, this partnership has served as the quintessential example of authentic partnerships.
Giselle Corbie-Smith, MD, MSc
Professor, Social Medicine and Medicine; Director, Center for Health Equity Research
University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
Alan Richmond, MSW
Community-Campus Partnerships for Health
Facilitating Patient and Stakeholder Engagement through Partnerships (2016)
Patient Engagement: Enhancing Culturally Appropriate Research (2017)