Urban Policy Professor to Address Health Problems Caused by Inequality

Dr. Mindy Fullilove, a psychiatrist who explores the ties between environment and mental health, will speak at Duquesne on Monday, Feb. 18, as part of the University’s United Pittsburgh speaker series.

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Fullilove, professor of urban policy and health at The New School, will present How NOT to Fix Things at 6:30 p.m. in room 104 of College Hall. The event is free and open to the public.

Dedicated to the psychology of place, Fullilove’s research started in 1986 when she linked the AIDS epidemic with place of residence, and she continues to focus on health problems caused by inequality. For the past 30 years, she has been investigating the ways in which broken connections between different sections of cities harm public health and exploring ways to reconnect them.

United Pittsburgh, an initiative developed by the Center for Catholic Faith and Culture, combines academic courses with a free public speaker series. It focuses on collaboration with the community by providing new insights into Catholic social teaching and promoting civic awareness among the University’s students, faculty and staff.

Details about United Pittsburgh, the speaker series and registration are available online or by contacting the CCFC at 412.396.1595 or ccfc@duq.edu.