Adewale Troutman to deliver Health Sciences Lecture


Adewale Troutman, a health equity advocate and public health expert, will deliver the Martin Luther King Jr. Health Sciences Lecture, “The Fierce Urgency of Now — Moving Past Indecision to Action in Health Care Equity.”

Adewale Troutman

The lecture begins at noon Jan. 15 in the Dow Auditorium within the Towsley Center. It is free and open to the public.

Troutman has a medical degree from New Jersey Medical School, a Master of Public Health from Columbia University, and a master’s degree in black studies from the State University of New York at Albany.

Troutman’s career has been a testament to his commitment to social justice, human rights, community activism, health equity and national and global health.

Among several former positions, he served as the director of the Louisville Metro Department of Public Health and Wellness, the director of the Fulton County Department of Health and Wellness in Georgia, and was an associate professor at the University of Louisville in Kentucky.

Troutman has authored several publications and is also featured in the PBS series, “Unnatural Causes: Is Inequality Making Us Sick?”

The Health Sciences Lecture is sponsored by the School of Dentistry, Medical School, College of Pharmacy, School of Kinesiology, School of Public Health, School of Nursing, School of Social Work, Michigan Medicine, Michigan Institute for Clinical & Health Research, Office for Health Equity and Inclusion, and U-M Human Resources.


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