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Disability, Access, and Advocacy: In Partnership with SNF Agora’s Democratic Spaces Series, Tuesday, February 23, 7-8 p.m. EST

Image of child holding up handwritten sign reading "disability matters" in front of a government building

Join the SNF Agora Institute and the Johns Hopkins Disability Health Research Center for a discussion about how we can ensure that members of the disabled community have full access to participate in our democratic institutions—as voters, organizers, and policymakers. #CripTheVote creators Gregg Beratan, Andrew Pulrang, and Alice Wong join moderator Bonnielin Swenor for this important conversation.

Panelists: Alice Wong, Andrew Pulrang, & Gregg Beratan

Moderator: Bonnielin Swenor

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CART services will be provided. For disability accommodation requests email snfagora@jhu.edu.

Previous Events

Johns Hopkins Disability Research Seminar series How to include people with disabilities in research and medicine: A discussion about disability identity Friday, February 5th, 2021

This seminar series is a partnership between the Johns Hopkins Disability Health Research CenterThe RESILIENCE Center at the School of Nursing, and the Bloomberg School of Public Health.
Panelists for this session include: 

  • Kara Ayers, PhD, Director of the Center for Dignity in Healthcare for People with Disabilities and Associate Director and Assistant Professor at the University of Cincinnati Center for Excellence in Developmental Disabilities (UCCEDD)
  • Chris Moreland, MD, MPH, Associate Professor of internal medicine, hospitalist, and Associate Residency Program Director at Dell Medical School at UT Austin
  • Nichole Taylor, DO, Associate Professor of Clinical Anesthesiology and Assistant Dean of Student Affairs, Wake Forest School of Medicine

Johns Hopkins Disability Health Research Center & SON Resilience Center present: The Johns Hopkins Disability Seminar Series, October 2, 2020

This Hopkins-wide, quarterly seminar series is co-lead by Bonnielin Swenor (SOM), Janiece Taylor (SON), and Roland Thorpe (SPH) and sponsored by the Johns Hopkins Disability Health Research Center and the SON RESILIENCE Center. This seminar series invites researchers from across Hopkins, many of whom may not have a background in disability or disability focus in their work. The overall goal of this seminar series is to encourage broader thinking about how disability is included and discussed in research and clinical settings. 

This initial seminar is titled Defining Disability: From personal, research, and policy perspectives and will feature three panelists:

Dr. Judith Kasper, a Professor in the Department of Health Policy and Management at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health and Principal Investigator of the National Health and Aging Trends Study (NHATS)

Dr. Monika Mitra, the Nancy Lurie Marks Associate Professor of Disability Policy, and Director of the Lurie Institute for Disability Policy at Brandeis University’s Heller School for Social Policy and Management

Dr. Gloria Ramsey, the Associate Dean for Diversity, Equity and Inclusion, at the Johns Hopkins School of Nursing

Equal Access in Science and Medicine Seminar – “A Deaf Surgeon Comes Into His Own: Insights for Improving Outcomes with Hearing Loss” by Dr. Chad Ruffin, January 2021

The Equal Access in Science and Medicine seminar committee and the Johns Hopkins Disability Health Research Center are pleased to welcome Dr. Chad Ruffin to present our January lecture. Dr. Chad Ruffin is a board-certified ear, nose, and throat surgeon (“ENT” or otolaryngologist) who is passionate about using his journey as a deaf patient, surgeon, scientist, and hearing technology innovator to help others succeed with hearing loss. The Equal Access in Science and Medicine lecture series was established to feature the perspectives of scientists and clinicians with mental health conditions, disabilities, and chronic illnesses. The lecture will be followed by Q&A.

Equal Access in Science and Medicine Lecture with Dr. Kay Redfield Jamison, February 2020

Watch captioned video here:

Inaugural Equal Access in Science and Medicine Lecture

Kay Redfield Jamison, Ph.D., Dalio Professor in Mood Disorders, Professor of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences at the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, and co-director of the Johns Hopkins Mood Disorders Center, discusses how her experiences with bipolar illness have shaped her personal life and career. This lecture was delivered at the inaugural Equal Access in Science and Medicine lecture on February 25, 2020.

The Equal Access in Science and Medicine lecture series is a student-led effort to feature the perspectives of scientists and clinicians with mental health conditions, disabilities, and chronic illnesses.

The lecture series is made possible by the Johns Hopkins Mood Disorders Center, the Johns Hopkins Disability Health Research Center, Johns Hopkins Students for Disability Justice, the Johns Hopkins Alumni AssociationUHS Wellness, the Johns Hopkins School of Medicine Office of Graduate Biomedical Education, the Johns Hopkins Medicine Office of Diversity, Inclusion and Health Equitythe Johns Hopkins School of Medicine Graduate Student Association, the Johns Hopkins Diversity Leadership Council, and the Johns Hopkins School of Medicine Human Genetics Program.