Webinar Series: Intentionally Integrating Equity Into SDOH Interventions (Part 4)

October 06, 2020

3:00 pm EST


In the fourth part of the webinar series Intentionally Integrating Equity Into SDOH Interventions three health equity champions discuss advancing equity and anti-racism through research and evaluation. Healthcare has a long history of perpetuating racial disparities and inequitable outcomes, especially through research and evaluation. Infamous studies, like the Tuskegee Study of Untreated Syphilis, have illustrated the unethical treatment and mistreatment towards communities of color within healthcare. With this legacy, research and evaluation efforts in social determinants of health (SDOH) interventions must be vigilant to not perpetuate inequity and/or racism.

During this webinar, panelists highlight equity-oriented methods used in SDOH research and evaluation, discuss best practices and lessons learned, and explore the opportunities to integrate equity into SDOH research and evaluation efforts in our current context. Topics will include:

  • Current approaches to research and evaluation that has advanced or stifled racial health equity
  • The bias that occurs within SDOH research and evaluation that is harmful to communities of color
  • Strategies that both elevate racial health equity and center the needs and interests of communities served
  • The capability of research and evaluation to promote justice by influencing practice, policy, and systems change


  1. Etsemaye Agonafar, MD, MPH, MS, health services researcher and internal medicine physician, Department of Health System Science at Kaiser Permanente’s Bernard J. Tyson School of Medicine
  2. Tamara Cadet, PhD, LICSW, MPH, associate professor, Simmons School of Social Work
  3. Adam Schickedanz, MD, PhD, pediatrician and health services researcher, Department of Pediatrics at the David Geffen School of Medicine at the University of California, Los Angeles


  1. Artair Rogers, Director of Program, California, Health Leads