St. Augustine CERC Presents Inaugural Distinguished Lecture in Culture
Join us virtually for the Inaugural Distinguished Lecture in Culture presented by the Elms College St. Augustine Center for Ethics, Religion, and Culture. The event will feature the keynote speech by Thea James, MD, Associate Professor of Emergency Medicine at Boston Medical Center/Boston University School of Medicine, where she is also President of the Boston Medical and Dental staff, Vice President of Mission, and Associate Chief Medical Officer.
Dr. James will address the racial, ethnic, and/or cultural inequalities illuminated by the COVID-19 pandemic as it pertains to scarce resource allocation and equitable healthcare delivery.
The event is free and open to the public. Register using the form below. A Zoom link will be shared with participants prior to the event.
About the speaker
Throughout her career, Dr. James’ passion has been in public health, both domestically and globally. She is Director of the Boston Medical Center site of the Massachusetts Violence Intervention Advocacy Program and is also a Supervising Medical Officer on the Boston Disaster Medical Assistance Team, under the Department of Health and Human Services, which has responded to several disasters in the United States and across the globe.
She has been part of the emergency response to 9/11 in New York City, Hurricane Katrina in New Orleans in 2005, the earthquake in Iran in 2003, and the earthquake in Port-Au-Prince, Haiti in 2010.