13th Annual Health Equity Symposium - Beyond Policing: Community, Violence and Health Equity

  • Thursday, May 05, 2022
  • 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
  • Virtual - https://harvard.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_eo4FhE6ZQlWbJPx9WM1qyg


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Beyond Policing: Community, Violence and Health Equity


Moderator: Phillip Murray, M.D., M.P.H.’17


  • Fatimah Loren Dreier 
  • Josefina Alvarado Mena, Esq.
  • Sarah Vinson, M.D.


For decades the psychosocial impact of police shootings and extrajudicial killing of Black people has been studied, researched and talked about.  Children exposed to violent events in their homes, schools, and larger communities can lead to a wide range of transient or chronic discrete symptoms.  Studies find that these children are at great risk of developing more pervasive psychiatric and behavioral disorders, such as depression, anxiety, and posttraumatic stress and conduct disorders. 

What are the long-term impact on these children’s ability to thrive and become healthy productive adults? How does experiencing childhood trauma from police violence, within their community, factor into their physical, mental, and social health?  What is the role of the healthcare system to address, through prevention and intervention, the ill effects of police violence on the maturation of children?

Our esteemed ensemble of speakers will discuss these and other critical issues that facilitate or present barriers to health equity. Please join us for this important discussion on how health professionals and community leaders can better understand the long-term impact of acts of violence on children, why it’s important to do so, and how we can support patients and communities suffering the after-effects of police and other extreme violence.

Learning objectives:

  1. Understand long-term effect of exposure to police violence during childhood.
  2. Articulate how to integrate childhood exposure to violence into health care plans.
  3. Propose research to develop policy changes to protect and prevent childhood exposure to police violence.



1:00pm - Welcome and introduction of Moderator

Welcome and Introduction -  Mary E. Fleming, M.D., M.P.H.’16, President

Moderator - Phillip Murray, M.D., M.P.H.’17

1:20 pm - Panel discussion 

Moderator - Phillip Murray, M.D., M.P.H.’17

Fatimah Loren Dreier

Josefina Alvarado Mena, Esq.

Sarah Vinson, M.D.

2:30 pm - Q & A

Participants via Chat

2:50 pm - Vision Award and  Closing remarks

Mary E. Fleming, MD, MPH

Thank you to our Sponsors


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