Pinderhughes Diversity Lecture Series

Renée Boynton-Jarrett, MD, ScD

Renée Boynton-Jarrett, MD, ScD

“An Ounce of Prevention: Building Communities of Opportunity to Mitigate Structural Inequities and Childhood Adversities”

2019 Lecture by Renée Boynton-Jarrett, MD, ScD
Associate Professor of Pediatrics, Boston University School of Medicine, and Founding Director, Vital Village Community Engagement Network

Friday, April 26, 2019 • 9:00–11:00 a.m.
Yawkey Athletic Center, Murray Room
Boston College

1.25 CEUs available.

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Renée Boynton-Jarrett, a pediatrician and social epidemiologist, is an associate professor at Boston Medical Center and Boston University School of Medicine. She is the founding director of the Vital Village Network. Vital Village uses a trauma-informed lens to improve community capacity to promote child well-being in Boston and support coalitions nationally through the NOW Forum. Her scholarship has focused on early-life adversities as life course social determinants of health. She has a specific concentration on psychosocial stress and neuroendocrine and reproductive health outcomes, including obesity, puberty, and fertility. She is nationally recognized for work on the intersection of community violence, intimate partner violence, and child abuse and neglect, and neighborhood characteristics that influence these patterns. Through dedicated community partnerships, her current work is developing community-based strategies to promote child well-being and prevent childhood adversities. She has received numerous awards for teaching, clinical care, and public health, including the Massachusetts Public Health Association Paul Revere Award for outstanding impact on public health and an honorary degree. She received her AB from Princeton University, her MD from Yale School of Medicine, and ScD in Social Epidemiology from Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health, and completed residency in Pediatrics at the Johns Hopkins Hospital.

The Pinderhughes Diversity Lecture Series brings changemakers to campus to speak about pressing topics within the field. The series honors Professor Emerita Elaine Pinderhughes, whose vision and mentorship has long inspired students to advocate for social progress.

Presented by the Boston College School of Social Work in partnership with YW Boston.


Pinderhughes Fellowship Fund

Professor Ruth McRoy and Elaine Pinderhughes with 2018 Pinderhughes Fellowship winner Abril Harris

Professor Ruth McRoy and Elaine Pinderhughes with 2018 Pinderhughes Fellowship winner Abril Harris.

In honor of the many accomplishments and contributions made by noted teacher and scholar, Professor Emerita Elaine Pinderhughes, we invite alumni, students and their friends and family to lend their support to the Elaine Pinderhughes Fellowship, a fund that provides financial aid assistance each year to outstanding African-American doctoral students at the Boston College School of Social Work.

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