The COVID pandemic exposed the many ways historic, systemic racism creates and sustains health inequities. Moderated by Ceci Connolly, panelists Lisa Cooper, M.D., M.P.H, Joy Lewis, M.S.W, M.P.H, and Nathan Chomilo, M.D., FAAP this plenary conversation examines “the fierce urgency of now” and the need for our field to meet this moment. 

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Committee Member

Ceci Connolly

President and CEO - Alliance of Community Health Plans

Ceci Connolly is President and CEO of the Alliance of Community Health Plans (ACHP), the trade association for... Read Bio

Lisa Cooper

Lisa Cooper, M.D., M.P.H.

Director - Johns Hopkins Urban Health Institute

Dr. Lisa Cooper is the James F. Fries Professor of Medicine, and Bloomberg Distinguished Professor in Health E... Read Bio

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Committee Member, Presenter

Joy Lewis, M.S.W., M.P.H.

Senior Vice President - Institute for Diversity and Health Equity, American Hospital Association (AHA)

Joy A. Lewis, MSW, MPH, is senior vice president, health equity strategies and executive director, Institute f... Read Bio

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Nathan Chomilo, M.D., FAAP

Medical Director - State of Minnesota’s Medicaid & MinnesotaCare

Dr. Nathan T. Chomilo is the Medical Director for the State of Minnesota’s Medicaid & MinnesotaCare programs a... Read Bio