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FREE FOOD NEXT WEEK: Conversation on Health Disparities with Dr. Kendra Hotz


We are delighted to have Dr. Kendra Hotz of Rhodes College join us for a Conversation on Health Disparities at noon on Wednesday, September 14 in GEB A102. Lunch will be provided, so grab a bite and join us as we explore the Social Determinants of Health, how they manifest in Memphis, and what that means for health outcomes in our region. Please RSVP via Engage here: https://uthsc.campuslabs.com/engage/event/8317796 . This event is open to anyone at UTHSC and is part of the Co-Curricular Certificate on the Social Determinants of Health. Learn more about the certificate and our other fall programming here.

Dr. Kendra G. Hotz is the Robert R. Waller Professor of Population Health and Associate Professor of Religious Studies at Rhodes College. She is the inaugural director of the college’s Post-Baccalaureate Certificate in Health Equity. She serves as the director of a three-year, $900,000 grant funded by the Andrew Mellon Foundation designed to advance the cause of health equity in Memphis. Dr. Hotz has authored or co-authored four books and over a dozen articles and chapters. Her research focuses on the relationship between religious belonging, social inequalities, and health. Dr. Hotz has been named a Faculty-in-Residence at The Center for Bioethics and Health Equity at LeBonheur Children’s Hospital and Theologian-in-Residence at Church Health. She lives in downtown Memphis with her spouse Matt Mathews and their dog Argos. Kendra is an avid cyclist, a cycling safety instructor, and an enthusiastic amateur bike mechanic.