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Upcoming Events

The CUNY Institute for Health Equity invites you to join us for a series of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion workshops throughout the month of March. Please register using links embedded in the flyer.

Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Workshops


CUNY Institute for Health Equity's Speaker Series for Hispanic Heritage Month: September 28th and October 12th

The CUNY Institute for Health Equity invites you to register for the CIHE Speaker Series for Hispanic Heritage Month. 

CIHE has partnered with the Lehman College Department of Latin American & Latino Studies, the CUNY Mexican Studies Institute, the CUNY Dominican Studies Institute, and the Hunter College Center for Puerto Rican Studies to bring CUNY’s faculty, staff, students, and alumni together for a speaker series highlighting scientists, scholars, and leaders from a Hispanic or Latino background at the forefront of research, practice, and key organizations in the US.

Click below to register for each session of the Inaugural Speaker Series.

Questions? Contact us at

HHN Tuesday, Sept 28,2021


HHN, Oct 12, 2021

Past Events

See speakers' presentations below:

Dr. Nancy Breen, PhD - Deep-dive to the fundamental causes and social determinants of health disparities: A call for interdisciplinary collaboration

Joan Davis Nagel, M.D. MPH - Translational approaches for training the next generation of translational scientists to improve health and promote community engagement to reduce disparities

Dionne Toombs, PhD - Uprooting Barriers to Equitable Health through Improved Food Choices and Behaviors

2/26/2021: Lehman Gets the Vax Panel and Q&A about the facts, myths, merits, and science of the COVID-19 vaccine

10/21/2020: CIHE/Humanities NY Book Discussion: “The Third Plate” by Dan Barber; led by Craig Rothman, CLT in the Department of Health Sciences

4/24/2020: Lehman Faculty Virtual Research Workshop “Unconference” v2.0 led by HS2N Interim Dean Elin Waring

3/2/2020: Naloxone Overdose Prevention Training led by NYC Health Action Center Overdose Prevention Trainers

2/13/2020: CIHE/Humanities NY Book Discussion: “114 Years of Revolutionary Food Justice: From The Jungle to the Young Lords, the Black Panthers and the Ongoing Fight to Change the System” led by a panel of experts including Black Panthers and Young Lords activists Denise Oliver-Velez, Brother Shep, and Cleo Silvers; History and Public health scholars Johanna Fernandez and J. Robin Moon; moderated by Lehman College Faculty Robyn Spencer (Department of History) and Mary Phillips (Department of Africana Studies)

12/5/2019: Bronx Health & Housing Consortium 9th Annual Convening

12/4/2019: CIHE/Humanities NY Book Discussion: “Food Politics: How the Food Industry Influences Nutrition & Health” by Marion Nestle; led by Alysha Galvez, Lehman College Professor and Founding Director of the Jamie Lucero Mexican Studies Institute at CUNY

11/21/2019: Presentation for Lehman Students: “Midwifery: A Choice for Your Healthcare Provider and Career” led by Dr. Carol Bues, Doctoral Lecturer in the Lehman College Department of Nursing, and Dr. Ronnie Lichtman, Chair of Midwifery at Downstate Medical Center

11/6/2019: CIHE/Humanities NY Book Discussion: “In Defense of Food” by Michael Pollan; led by Craig Rothman, CLT in the Department of Health Sciences, with food prepared by DFN students

5/7/2019: Lehman Faculty Research Workshop “Unconference” v1.0 led by HS2N Interim Dean Elin Waring

3/27/2019-4/25/2019: Visualizing Health Equity (Traveling Art Exhibit w/ National Academy of Medicine): Displayed across seven sites on the Lehman campus for one month. Additional exhibit info can be found here

12/6/2018: Bronx Health & Housing Consortium 8th Annual Convening

5/8/2017: CIHE Health Equity Conference: Equity Now

This health equity conference was attended by over 500 students, faculty, and community leaders from 12 states and the five boroughs of NYC and featured a keynote speaker, two expert panels on health equity and workforce development, and two student research poster sessions with 70+ students presenting their research.

Keynote Speaker: WATCH NOW

Dr. Thomas LaVeist, Chair, Department of Health Policy and Management
George Washington University Milken Institute School of Public Health

Panel 1- "Equity Now": WATCH NOW


Dr. Aletha Maybank, Director, NYC Department of Health and Mental Hygiene
Brenda Rosen, President and CEO, Breaking Ground for Affordable Housing
Paula Richter, Director, Health and Human Services, Bronx Borough President’s Office
Dr. Carl Mazza, Chair, Department of Social Work, Lehman College


Dr. Catherine Alicia Georges, Chair, Department of Nursing, Lehman College
Dr. Bill Latimer, Dean, School of Health Sciences, Human Services, and Nursing

Panel 2- "Professional and Workforce Development": WATCH NOW


Dr. Lynne Holden, President, Mentoring in Medicine
Milton Nunez, President and CEO, Lincoln Hospital
Viviana Abreu-Hernandez, Director, Research and Programs, 1199SEIU Union
Jeff Menkes, President and CEO, Burke Rehabilitation Hospital


Dr. Catherine Alicia Georges, Chair, Department of Nursing, Lehman College
Dr. Bill Latimer, Dean, School of Health Sciences, Human Services, and Nursing