Nurse-led Mitigation of Health Inequity – Future Directions
Conceptualizing the Mechanisms of Social Determinants of Health: A Heuristic Framework
Featuring Keynote Speaker: Dr. Vincent Guilamo-Ramos of Duke University School of Nursing
Monday, December 11, 2023
4:30 PM – 6:30 PM
In-person – HS 610, Health Sciences Building, 155 College Street
Online – Streaming live on YouTube
About the Talk
Healthcare systems and providers are challenged by persistent health inequities, a growing burden of chronic disease multimorbidity, and rising costs. Nurses, and the health system at large, increasingly recognize the need for a paradigm shift toward whole-person and contextualized care that addresses structural challenges and advances health equity. Evidence demonstrates harmful social determinants of health (SDOH) are a major contributor to inequitable health outcomes, yet there is a paucity of dynamic programs and tools for nurse-led SDOH mitigation. This presentation will synthesize the extant SDOH literature to present a practical framework of SDOH mechanisms, constructs, and principles to guide nurse-led development and evaluation of SDOH mitigation programs. Providing exemplars of existing nurse-led programs and key components of a nurse-led model of care, the presentation will highlight opportunities for nurse-led innovation in healthcare practice, science, and education to advance health equity.
About the Speaker
Vincent Guilamo-Ramos is a Distinguished Professor and former Dean of the Duke University School of Nursing and director of the Center for Latino Adolescent and Family Health. Dr. Guilamo-Ramos is a nurse practitioner dually licensed in primary care and psychiatric-mental health nursing. His research focuses on improving healthcare access, quality, and outcomes for Latinos and other populations experiencing structural adversity, with a focus on mitigating the mechanisms through which the social determinants of health shape health inequities. Dr. Guilamo-Ramos’ research has been federally funded for over two decades by NIH and various other agencies. He has published over 100 manuscripts in leading peer-reviewed scientific and health journals and his work has received national media attention in outlets such as the New York Times, The Guardian, and Newsweek. He serves as a member of the HHS Presidential Advisory Council on HIV/AIDS, the HHS Panel on Antiretroviral Guidelines for Adults and Adolescents, the CDC/HRSA Advisory Committee on HIV, Viral Hepatitis and STD Prevention and Treatment, the Board of UnidosUS, the NASEM Standing Committee on Reproductive Health, Equity, and Society, and he recently served on NASEM’s Committee on Prevention and Control of STIs in the US. Dr. Guilamo-Ramos received a PhD in Social Welfare from SUNY Albany, an MSN degree from Duke University, and MPH, MSW, and MS degrees from New York University.
As of January 2024, Dr. Vincent Guilamo-Ramos will begin his tenure as the director of the Institute for Policy Solutions at the Johns Hopkins School of Nursing
The Verna Huffman Splane Lecture is made possible through the Lawrence S. Bloomberg Faculty of Nursing’s Verna Huffman Splane Fund, an endowed award named after Verna Splane, a public health nurse who lived to be 100 years old, and whose legacy sought to encourage continued support for public health nursing. The award was created through a generous gift by Dr. Richard Splane and the Splane Family.