Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health

2021 May 14

The 172nd Cutter Lecture in Preventive Medicine – To Race with the World: John Henryism and the Health of Black Americans

4:15pm to 5:15pm

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Virtual

The John Henryism hypothesis posits that, repeated, high-effort coping with difficult social and economic stressors accelerates aging of the cardiovascular system, with one key manifestation among Black Americans being an earlier onset in adulthood of high blood pressure. Sherman A. James, Susan B. King Distinguished Professor Emeritus, Sanford School of Public Policy, Duke University, will discuss the historical and scientific origins of the John Henryism hypothesis; critically review findings from major tests of the hypothesis; outline future research...

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2021 Mar 24

Social Resilience, Hope, and Recognition in the New Gilded Age

1:00pm to 1:50pm

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Virtual

Presented by The Lee Kum Sheung Center for Health and Happiness

In the context of COVID, growing inequality and political polarization, Dr. Lamont is writing a book that diagnoses some of the current challenges facing Americans and offers a way forward. Her work draws from survey data and interviews with boomers, Gen Zs, and leading “agents of change,” who are producing new narratives in entertainment, comedy, advocacy, religion...

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