Urban Health Institute

Urban Health Institute

Dr. M. Alfred Haynes Lecture Series

About Dr. M. Alfred Haynes: M. Alfred Haynes is a pioneer in addressing disparities in health status, access to care and professional health education opportunities for underrepresented minorities and the poor. Over the course of his long and distinguished career, he was a major architect of social justice for black professionals in the health sciences. One of the first African-American faculty members at Johns Hopkins, Dr. Haynes played an important role in a national study titled, “Hunger U.S.A.,” and contributed to establishing racial integration policies for the university. Following the Watts Revolt in Los Angeles, Dr. Haynes became an early faculty member and associate dean of the Drew Postgraduate Medical School, and later served as dean and became president emeritus.
Lecture Series:
January 2017: Documentary screening and Q&A Session with Eric Schlosser

February 2017: “Not all Health is Made Equal: Social Justice and Health” by Dr. Bita Amani

 March 2017: “California Diabetes Crisis” by Dr. Harold Goldstein

April 2017: A 15 year community-academic partnership to improve depression outcomes in Los Angeles: by Drs. Bowen Ching and Loretta Jones and “One stop shopping: Integrating Behavioral and Physical Health” by Dr. Curley Bonds


May 2017: “Status of Breast Cancer in Los Angeles: Beyond Access to Care” by Dr. Susan Los and Dr. Jay Vadgama


June 2017: “Roots/Raices: Demographic Shifts and Shared Futures in South LA” by Dr. Manuel Pastor


July 2017: “Allegories on Race and Racism” by Dr. Camara Jones