Past Event

Incarceration and Bioethics: Health Challenges That Need Our Attention

March 11, 2021
6:15 PM - 7:45 PM
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Columbia's Bioethics program, in conjunction with the Center for Clinical Medical Ethics in the Department of Medicine, invites you to a lecture with guest speaker Dr. Homer Venters, a physician and epidemiologist working at the intersection of incarceration, health and human rights.

Dr. Venters has recently been appointed to serve on the Biden-Harris COVID-19 Health Equity Task Force. Since April 2020, Dr. Venters has focused on addressing COVID-19 responses in jails, prisons and immigration detention facilities. Dr. Venters is the former Chief Medical Officer of the NYC Correctional Health Services and author of Life and Death in Rikers Island. Dr. Venters has also worked in the nonprofit sector as the Director of Programs of Physicians for Human Rights and President of Community Oriented Correctional Health Service. Dr. Venters is a Clinical Associate Professor of the New York University College of Global Public Health.