CHET Hosts Year of Equity Event with Dr. Samuel K. Roberts

CHET is hosting Dr. Samuel K. Roberts as part of the Year of Equity sponsored by the College of Arts and Sciences (https://equity.as.uky.edu/) Dr. Roberts is a writer and scholar of African-American and public health history and politics.

On March 6th at 2:0pm Dr. Roberts will be giving a talk entitled, “Drugs, Politics, and Pariahs: Or, How to Think Historically About Race and Harm Reduction in an Opioid Epidemic” in the Senate Chamber of the Gatton Student Center.

Dr. Samuel Kelton Roberts, Jr., is Director of Columbia University’s Institute for Research in African American Studies (IRAAS), Associate Professor of History (School of Arts & Sciences) and Associate Professor of SociomedicalSciences (Mailman School of Public Health). He writes, teaches, and lectures widely on African-American history, medical and public health history, urban history, issues of policing and criminal justice, and the history of social movements. His book, Infectious Fear: Politics, Disease, and the Health Effects of Segregation (UNC Press, 2009), demonstrates the historical and continuing links between legal and de facto segregation and poor health outcomes.

Dr. Roberts currently is researching a book project on the history of drug addiction policy and politics from the 1950s to the present.

Dr. Roberts tweets from @SamuelKRoberts.

This event is sponsored by the Center for Health Equity Transformation, Departments of African American and Africana Studies, History, Sociology, and Health, Behavior, and Society, and the Vice President for Research Substance Use Priority Research Area (SUPRA)