Chandrima Chakraborty

A strong line-up of racialized women working in health equity research during the COVID pandemic will lecture at a new symposium this fall, including several PHRI collaborators.

Recently designated a PHRI Associate Scientist, Chandrima Chakraborty is a lecturer at the Andrea Baumann Health Equity Symposium happening October 30, 1-3:30 pm. The director of the Centre for Peace Studies at McMaster University will discuss her research project on Asian Canadians, COVID-19 and racism.

Another lecture at the symposium will be given by a PHRI collaborator, Sujane Kandasamy, postdoctoral researcher, Brock University. She will discuss the PHRI study, COVID CommUNITY – South Asian,  for which she was an investigator (qualitative research). A fellow investigator (pediatrics) on that study, Gita Wahi, will lecture at the health equity symposium as well, on the impact of COVID on racialized children.

The symposium – named for Andrea Baumann who recently retired from leading global health initiatives at McMaster –  precedes the 11th annual Chanchlani Global Health Research Award & Lecture on Monday, October 30, 4 – 6 pm. given by Michelle A. Williams, a professor and chair of the department of epidemiology, Harvard T.H. School of Public Health. She will discuss “perspectives on uncovering triggers of acute perinatal outcomes: an epidemiological and molecular approach.”


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