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The Dalio Center for Health Justice aims to understand and address the root causes of health inequities with the goal of setting a new standard of health justice for the communities we serve.

Inaugural NYP Dalio Center for Health Justice Conference: Race, Racism, and Health

On October 3rd, 2022, the Dalio Center for Health Justice held its inaugural conference: Race, Racism, and Health at the Brooklyn Museum. Over 400 people attended, with more than 200 attendees in person. Our keynote speaker, Heather McGhee, shared her thoughts on solutions to inequity in America while other speakers highlighted racial disparities in healthcare and presented ways for healthcare systems to take action.

The videos of the conference can be found at the following links:



Welcome and Introductions

Steven J Corwin, MD
President and Chief Executive Officer, NewYork-Presbyterian

Ray Dalio, MBA
Founder, Co-CIO, and Member of the Bridgewater Board
Bridgewater Associates, LP

Julia Iyasere, MD, MBA
Executive Director, Dalio Center for Health Justice at NewYork-Presbyterian

The Virus of Racism: Understanding its Threats, Mobilizing Defenses

David R. Williams, PhD, MPH
Florence & Laura Norman Professor of Public Health
Chair, Department of Social and Behavioral Sciences
Professor of African & African American Studies and of Sociology
Harvard University

The Role of Health Systems in Developing Programs to Support Health Equity


Angela Diaz, MD, PhD, MPH
Dean of Global Health, Social Justice, and Human Rights Jean C. and James W. Crystal Professor, Departments of Pediatrics, Global Health and Health Systems Design and Environmental Medicine and Public Health Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai
Director, Mount Sinai Adolescent Health Center (MSAHC)

Dodi Meyer, MD
Professor of Pediatrics at Columbia University Irving Medical Center
Vice Chair of Community Health, Dept of Pediatrics
Medical Director Community Health NYP Div of Community and Population Health/Columbia Campus

Anaeze Offodile, MD, MPH
Executive Director, Clinical Transformation
Assistant Professor in the Departments of Plastic Surgery and Health Services Research at UT MD Anderson Cancer Center

Megan Sandel, MD, MPH
Co-Director of the GROW clinic at Boston Medical Center, Co-Lead Principal Investigator with Children's HealthWatch and Associate Professor of Pediatrics at Boston University Schools of Medicine and Public Health


Julia Iyasere, MD, MBA
Executive Director, Dalio Center for Health Justice at NewYork-Presbyterian

The Sum of Us: What Racism Costs Everyone and How We Can Prosper Together

Heather McGhee, JD
New York Times bestselling author, speaker, and advocate
Board Chair, Color of Change

Taking Action on Racism in Clinical Algorithms

Michelle Morse, MD, MPH
Chief Medical Officer and Deputy Commissioner for the Center for Health Equity and Community Wellness, NYC Department of Health and Mental Hygiene

Belonging Without Fitting In: Racial Literacy for Healing the Trauma of Racial Hate

Howard Stevenson, PhD
Constance Clayton Professor of Urban Education, Professor of Africana Studies, in the Human Development & Quantitative Methods Division of the Graduate School of Education at the University of Pennsylvania and Executive Director of the Racial Empowerment Collaborative

Closing Remarks

Julia Iyasere, MD, MBA
Executive Director, Dalio Center for Health Justice at NewYork-Presbyterian