272 Lawyer Midwin Charles and Public Health Expert Dr. Sirry Alang
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23:00 Midwin Charles is founder of the law firm Midwin Charles & Associates LLC and a Contributor at Essence Magazine. She provides regular commentary on law, pop culture and politics for various television shows and networks, including CNN, HLN, MSNBC, Bloomberg TV, and TV One and is guest host for the radio program “Express Yourself” on New York’s 107.5 WBLS. Ms. Charles worked for CNN as a Legal Contributor for In Session (formerly Court TV) where she provided legal commentary for live trials daily on truTV. Ms. Charles is the creator of Infinite Possibilities of the Law Degree, an annual forum that features top lawyers with dynamic careers.
Active in community affairs, Ms. Charles is a member of the Dean's Diversity Council for American University's Washington College of Law and a member of the board of Women in Entertainment Empowerment Network (WEEN). She has served as a member of the Civil Rights Committee for the Association of the Bar of the City of New York, lectured at Syracuse University and written for The Huffington Post.
Ms. Charles earned her bachelor's degree from Syracuse University and her law degree from the American University, Washington College of Law, where she was an Articles Editor for the American University Law Review. Following law school, she served as a law clerk for U.S. Court of Appeals for Sixth Circuit Judge Eric L. Clay and as the A. Leon Higginbotham, Jr. Research Fellow in Social Justice at Harvard Law School, under the supervision of Charles J. Ogletree, Jr. Ms. Charles was an associate at Fried, Frank, Harris, Shriver & Jacobson LLP
57:00 Here is the bio from Dr Sirry Alang website
My work focusses on the social production of health and disease, including outcomes such as unmet need, access to care, mental health and mental illnesses, help-seeking, assessment, and outcomes of treatment.
You can see some of my academic publications here.
I work at Lehigh University where I am a tenured Associate Professor of Sociology and Health, Medicine and Society. I am also a founding co-director of the Institute of Critical Race and Ethnic Studies and chair of the Health Justice Collaborative.
I am working with my local community to strengthen partnerships necessary to understand and eliminate health inequities using a community-based participatory action research approach.
I teach at the graduate and undergraduate levels. My courses include: Introduction to Public Health; Social Epidemiology; Racism and Health Inequities; HIV/AIDS and Society; Globalization and Health; Gender and Health, and Statistics for Sociological Inquiry. Teaching is the most exciting part of my job.
I earned my Ph.D. in Health Services Research, Policy and Administration from the University of Minnesota School of Public Health in 2015. I have an M.A. in Sociology from Lehigh University and a B.Sc. in Sociology and Anthropology from the University of Buea in Cameroon. Pete on Twitter
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