Just Societies LIVE: Health and Human Rights

April 23, 2019 12:00 pm - 12:30 pm

About the Event

How can we reimagine and shape healthcare delivery towards realizing a more just and equitable world? How are disability rights relevant for just and equitable healthcare and health research? How can communities find new ways to curb substance abuse, lower HIV-risk, reduce gender-based violence, and address sexual and reproductive health issues?

Maya Sabatello is an assistant professor of clinical bioethics and the co-director of the Precision Medicine: Ethics, Politics, and Culture Project. She studies how scientific technologies and genetic information impact social structures, vulnerable groups, and individual rights. Her research focuses on law, society, and disability; regulations of reproductive technologies; and genomic dilemmas and policies, particularly as relevant to children and people with disabilities in judicial and health research settings.

Anindita Dasgupta is a postdoctoral research scientist at Columbia University School of Social Work’s Social Intervention Group (SIG). She leads SIG’s ASPIRE Initiative, which involves conducting meaningful research with Syrian refugee women in Jordan, and healthcare providers giving services to Syrian refugees in Turkey. Her research examines how gendered inequities negatively impact the sexual and reproductive health of women and girls around the globe.