2017 Shobe Endowed Lectureship

These are uncertain times for the American health system and health policy. This lecture seeks to explore fundamental principles of justice and health policy and to step back and assess how the United States health system measures up on these dimensions. It seeks to illuminate the role of institutions in implementing health equity across the population and what pathways for future federal and state reforms might align our system more closely with such principles and move us closer to a more just health system.


Lecture 12 - 1:30 PM
Location: HSW 300

“Health Equity and Justice in a Shifting Health System Landscape“


Join us for conversation with this world-class ethicist, attorney and thinker. Ruger has been active in global health and more recently focusing her thought and policy statements on health in the U.S.


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Jennifer Prah Ruger
Amartya Sen Professor of Health Equity, Economics, and Policy in the School of Social Policy & Practice
University of Pennsylvania

Open to all
4:00 - 5:30 PM
Location: Nursing Mezzanine - 3rd. Floor

Shobe lecture and activities with Jennifer Prah Ruger, PhD, MSc, MA, MSL

Explore more regarding the School's programs and resources related to spirituality and ethics in health.

Dean with student

Nailah Cox. Conference Participant, Dean Catherin Gillliss, Brianna Singleton, UCSF PhD student

Frank Sidders, conference participant shares thoughts during Disparities in Mental Health Session

Conference Participants Rosario Hernandez, Guendi Castaneira, and Tangitinga Paama unwind after Day One of conference

Nursing Leaders of Tomorrow Conference Group Picture

Conference participant Shelia Riffe participates in discussion

Howard University Scholars at the Nursing Leaders of Tomorrow Conference