Events / Homer G. Phillips Public Health Lecture

Homer G. Phillips Public Health Lecture

6:00 p.m.-9:00 p.m.

Carol Camp Yeakey

This public health lecture series is named in honor of the historic Homer G. Phillips Hospital in St. Louis, the premier training ground for African American medical professionals.  Although it closed its doors on August 17, 1979, we can learn much from the hospital’s history, presented by the very people who worked diligently to provide culturally sensitive care to the patients who so deeply trusted and loved them.

Guest speaker

Carol Camp Yeakey, is the Marshall S. Snow Professor of Arts & Sciences and the Founding Director of the interdisciplinary program in Urban Studies and its Center on Urban Research and Public Policy at Washington University in St. Louis.  She also holds faculty appointments as Professor of Education; of International & Area Studies; of American Culture Studies; and, of Urban Studies & Public Policy and is a Faculty Scholar in the Institute for Public Health.  She received her PhD from Northwestern University in Social Policy.

Her primary area of research is social welfare policy as said policy pertains to marginalized children, young adults and families and the neighborhood contexts in which they live.  Her research examine the nexus between the mal/distribution of human groups in dense urban spaces with reference to material resources and the consequential social, political, economic and cultural patterns which evolve as a result of the sufficiency or insufficiency of those resources.

Honoree: Beyond housing

Friday, October 21, 2016

Reception: 6:00 pm
Dinner: 6:30 pm
Lecture: 7:30 pm

Washington University School of Medicine
Eric P. Newman Center
320 S. Euclid Ave., St. Louis, MO 63110

The event is free of charge but space is limited.

Please RSVP by Monday, October 14 by calling 314-362-6854 or emailing the Office of Diversity Programs at