Virtual Seminar: Policing, Race, and Health: Prospects for Reform

Virtual Seminar: Policing, Race, and Health: Prospects for Reform

A Conversation with Rachel Hardeman, PhD, MPH, Edwin Lindo, JD, John MacDonald, PhD, and Charles Ramsey, MS


Co-presented with the Penn Injury Science Center

Police brutality and racism have uniquely, and detrimentally, impacted the health of Black communities. The killings of George Floyd, Ahmaud Arbery, Breonna Taylor, and many others, have resulted in renewed calls for police reform, including calls to defund or abolish police departments. Others have advocated for shifting funds to community resources such as education, job training, and violence prevention programs. Please join our panel of experts as they examine how different models of police reform can protect public health and safety while ending systematic violence and racism.

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Rachel Hardeman, PhD, MPH
Associate Professor of Health Policy and Management, University of Minnesota

Edwin Lindo, JD
Lecturer, Department of Family Medicine, and Associate Director, Critical Teaching and Equity, Center For Leadership and Innovation in Medical Education, University of Washington School of Medicine

John MacDonald, PhD
Professor of Criminology and Sociology, University of Pennsylvania


Charles Ramsey, MS
Former Police Commissioner, Philadelphia Police Department, and Distinguished Policy Fellow, Penn Law

Therese Richmond, PhD, RN (moderator)
Andrea B. Laporte Professor of Nursing and Associate Dean for Research & Innovation, Penn Nursing, and Research Director of the Penn Injury Science Center (PISC)


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