As urban neighborhoods in Houston and beyond undergo rapid change, gentrification and its impact on residents have become hot-button issues. Public health researchers grapple with how to define gentrification and how to examine its impact on health apart from the effects of increased neighborhood investments. Meanwhile, policymakers and advocates struggle to protect residents’ well-being while still allowing their neighborhoods to grow and flourish.
The Baker Institute Center for Health and Biosciences, together with the Kinder Institute for Urban Research, hosted a panel of gentrification and public health experts from across the nation to discuss these issues and examine pertinent policies.
8:00 am — Breakfast
8:30 am — Panel discussion
Vickie Boothe, M.P.H.
Senior Evaluator, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
Lance Freeman, Ph.D.
Editor, City & Community, and Professor, Urban Planning Program, Graduate School of Architecture, Planning and Preservation, Columbia University
Ruby Mendenhall, Ph.D.
Associate Professor of Sociology, African American Studies, Regional and National Urban Planning, Gender and Women’s Studies, and Social Work, University of Illinois at Urbana–Champaign
Tram Nguyen, M.P.P.
Local Policy Coordinator, Place Matters, Alameda County Public Health Department
Quianta Moore, M.D.
Baker Institute Scholar in Health Policy