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Presidential Address and Plenaries

Presidential Address

Wednesday, May 31, 2023, 3:00 pm – 4:00 pm, EST

Chair: Abigail A. Fagan, PhD, Professor of Criminology, Law & Society, Department of Sociology and Criminology & Law, University of Florida

Presenter: Nancy La Vigne, Ph.D., Director, National Institute of Justice


Plenary Sessions

Plenary Session I: Special theme #1. Structural inequality, marginalized communities, and health equity.

Wednesday, May 31, 2023, 8:30 am – 10:00 am, EST

Co-chairs:  Miguel Cano, PhD, The University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center, and Nadine Finigan-Carr, PhD, University of Maryland, Baltimore


Michael A. Lindsey, PhD, NYU, Silver School of Social Work

Darlene Flynn, City of Oakland

Organizers: Miguel Cano, PhD, conference chair, and Nadine Finigan-Carr, PhD, co-chair, Alison Brown, PhD, NIH/NHLBI, Jacqueline Lloyd, PhD, NIH/ODP, Ruben Parra-Cardona, PhD, SPR Board, Paula Smith, PhD, SPR Board, Xinzhi Zhang, MD, NIH/NHLBI.

Plenary Session II: Special theme #2. Advancing gender health equity in the context of social justice.

Thursday, June 1, 2023, 8:15 am – 9:45 am, EST

Chair:  JoyAnn Courtney, PhD, NIH/Office of Disease Prevention


Katherine P. Theall, PhD, Tulane University, School of Public Health & Tropical Medicine

John Blosnich, PhD, USC Suzanne Dworak-Peck School of Social Work

Goleen Samari,  PhD, Columbia University, Mailman School of Public Health

Organizers:  Roslyn King, PhD, NIH/NICHD, chair, JoyAnn Courtney, PhD, NIH/ODP, Dionne Godette-Greer, PhD, NINR, Kerry Green, PhD, University of Maryland, (Prevention Research mentor/mentee program chair), Katrina Debnam, PhD, University of Virginia, (SPR Board)

Plenary Session III: Special theme #3. Addressing the impacts of global climate change on health equity in the context of social justice.

Thursday, June 1, 2023, 4:30 pm – 6:00 pm, EST


Don Edmondson, PhD, MPH, Columbia University, Department of Psychiatry

Donald Warne, MD, MPH, Johns Hopkins University Center for Indigenous Health

Organizers: Brenda Miller, PhD, PIRE, (International Committee, and chair of the Prevention Science International Workgroup on Climate Change), Tonya Agurs-Collins, PhD (NCI), Elena Gervilla, PhD, Professor, University of the Balearic Islands, Spain (SPR International committee), Elizabeth Ginexi, PhD, NIH/NCCIH, Aleta Meyer, PhD (ACF), Amanda Nguyen, PhD, University of Virginia (SPR International committee chair), Denise Stredrick, PhD, NIH/OD