Health Equity

Samuel P. Martin, III, MD Memorial Lecture with Alicia Fernández, MD

Health Disparities, Race, and Language in the Age of COVID
Open to Penn affiliates

12:00p.m. – 1:20p.m. April 22, 2022 Hybrid Event

In Person: Colonial Penn Center Auditorium, 3641 Locust Walk | Virtual: Attendees may attend via Zoom


Alicia Fernández, MD

Professor of Medicine, University of California San Francisco, and Founding Director, UCSF Latinx Center of Excellence

Alicia Fernández, MD is Professor of Medicine at University of California San Francisco and a general internist at Zuckerberg San Francisco General Hospital. She is the founding Director of the UCSF Latinx Center of Excellence, a HRSA and UCSF funded initiative to increase academic diversity. Dr. Fernández directs the Latinx and Immigrant Health Research Program at the UCSF Center for Vulnerable Populations which generates actionable research to increase health equity and reduce health disparities in at-risk populations in the San Francisco Bay Area, California, and nationally.

Dr. Fernández’s research expertise includes language and literacy barriers in health care, health care equity in chronic disease, and racism in medicine. Most recently, her NIH funded research has focused on improving diabetes care among immigrant populations. Dr. Fernández has served on the National Academy of Science Roundtable on Health Literacy since 2014. Dr. Fernández is on the Board of Governors and Chair of the Science Oversight Committee at the Patient Centered Outcomes Research Center. Since 2020, she serves on the Board of Directors of the American Board of Internal Medicine.

Co-hosted with the Division of General Internal Medicine, and the National Clinician Scholars Program.

Requirements for In-Person Attendance

In accordance with Penn’s Public Health Guidance, the following requirements will apply to this event: