Free MSHR seminar 


Associate Professor John Ayanian presents, ‘Improving health care to reduce racial disparities in health’ on Monday 17 July from 12pm.

Racial disparities in health care and health are a pervasive problem in the United States, Australia and other developed countries. Dr Ayanian will present key research findings related to disparities in the quality of care, with a special focus on renal transplantation. He will also address disparities in care and their impact on health outcomes.

John Ayanian is Associate Professor of Medicine and Health Care Policy at Harvard Medical School and Associate Professor of Health Policy and Management at the Harvard School of Public Health. He is also a practicing general internist in the Division of General Medicine at Brigham and Women’s Hospital, where he sees patients and teaches medical residents. He is currently a Visiting Professorial Fellow at the George Institute for International Health, sponsored by the Harvard Club of Australia Foundation and the University of Sydney.

Dr Ayanian received his bachelor's degree in history and political science from Duke University, his medical degree from Harvard Medical School, and his master's degree from Harvard's Kennedy School of Government. His research focuses on access to care, quality of care, and racial, ethnic, and socioeconomic disparities among adults with cancer, cardiovascular disease, diabetes, and renal disease.

Dr Ayanian serves on the Editorial Boards of Circulation and the Journal of Clinical Oncology, and he is a Fellow of the American College of Physicians.

This presentation takes place in the Menzies Seminar Room, John Mathews Building, Royal Darwin Hospital campus.

Visit the Menzies School of Health Research website.