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Steven Putterman Lecture Speakers  (1999-present)


1999    Donald Weaver, MD, Assistant Surgeon General and Director of National Health Services Corps: 100% Access / 0% Health Disparities: Who Cares for the Poorest, the Least Healthy and the Most Isolated?

2000    Jack Geiger, MD, Arthur C. Logan Professor Emeritus of Community Medicine: Race, Diversity and Human Rights

2001    Jeffrey Borkan, MD, PhD, Department of Family Medicine at Brown University School of 
 Medicine:  Narrative in Family Medicine:  Clinical, Educational and Research Applications

2002    Daniel J. Ostergaard, MD, Vice President for International and Interprofessional Activities:
 Family Practice around the World – Meeting the Need for a Competent Generalist Physician

2003    Larry A. Green, MD, Director, The Robert Graham Center, Washington, DC, Professor of
 Family Medicine, University of Colorado: The Future of Family Medicine

2004    Edward H. Wagner, MD, MPH, Director, W.A. MacColl Institute for Healthcare Innovation, 
 Professor of Health Services, University of Washington School of Public Health and Community 
 Medicine:  Improving Chronic Illness Outcomes in Communities:  Lessons Learned

2005    Leiyu Shi, PhD, Co-Director of the Johns Hopkins Primary Care Policy Center for the 
 Underserved, Associate Professor, Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health:  The
 Role of Primary Care in Improving Health and Reducing Disparities

2006    Joseph Betancourt, MD, MPH, Senior Scientist, Institute for Health Policy and Program
 Director for Multi-Cultural Education: Reducing Health Disparities: Progress Made and Solutions
 for the Future

2007    Kevin Grumbach, MD, Professor and Chair of the Department of Family and Community
 Medicine, University of California at San Francisco: Primary Care: Essential, Endangered and

2008        James W. Mold, MD, MPH, Professor and Research Division Director, Department of Family
  and Preventive Medicine, University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center: Creating Learning 

2009        Russell G. Robertson, MD, Professor and Chair of Family and Community Medicine at the
  Feinberg School of Medicine, Northwestern University: The Pluripotentiality of a Career in
  Family Medicine: One Person’s Journey Through Medical Education, Academic Administration,
  and Health Care Policy

2010        Fitzhugh S. M. Mullan, MD, Murdock Head Professor of Medicine and Health Policy at the   
 George Washington University (GWU) School of Public Health and Health Services, and Clinical
 Professor of Pediatrics at GWU School of Medicine: Social Mission, Medical Schools, and the
 Health of the Nation

2011    James O’Connell, MD, President of Boston Health Care for the Homeless Project: Reflections
 from the Streets: Lessons Learned from Caring for Boston’s Rough Sleepers,

2012    Lisa Cooper, MD, MPH, FACP, James F. Fries Professor of Medicine, Division of General
 Internal Medicine, Director, Johns Hopkins Center to Eliminate Cardiovascular Disparities:   Journey to Eliminating Healthcare Disparities: The Importance of Affirming Values and
 Building Relationships

2013    Lucy Candib, MD, Family Physician, Family Health Center of Worcester and Professor of 
 Family Medicine & Community Health, UMass Medical School: In it for the Long Haul: Continuity
 of Care from a Life Cycle Perspective

2014    Denise V. Rodgers, MD, Hunterdon endowed Chair in Interprofessional Education, Vice
 Chancellor for Interprofessional Programs, Director, Rutgers Urban Health and Wellness
 Institute: Interprofessional Education and Practice Implications for Family Medicine

2015    David Loxterkamp, MD, Family Physician and Author, Seaport Community Health Center, The
 Once and Future Family Physician: A Minority Report

2016    Leigh Kimberg, MD, Program Director for PRIME-US, UCSF School of Medicine and UC 
 Berkley-UCSF Joint Medical Program, Trauma Informed Care: Creating Opportunities for 

2017    Jennifer DeVoe, MD, DPhil, Chair, Department of Family Medicine, Oregon Health & Science 
 University, Building Community Laboratories and Classrooms for Improving Health

2018    Camara Phyllis Jones, MD, MPH, PhD, Senior Fellow, Satcher Health Leadership Institute 
 and Cardiovascular Research Institute, Adjunct Associate Professor, Community Health &
 Preventive Medicine, Moorehouse School of Medicine,
Going Deep: Tools for Naming,
 Measuring, and Addressing Racism

2019    Dolores Acevedo Garcia, PhD, Samuel F. and Rose B. Gingold Professor of Human
 Development and Social Policy, Director, Institute for Child, Youth and Family Policy, The Heller
 School for Social Policy and Management
, Brandéis University, Why Neighborhoods Matter:
 Health Equity Applications of the Child Opportunity Index

2020    Henry R. Del Rosario, MD and An-Hoa Giang, MD, Honoring Workers of Worcester:  Pause, 
 Reflect and Foster Resilience

2021    J. Nwando Olayiwola, MD, MPH, FAAFP Chief Health Equity Officer and Senior Vice Present,
 Humana, Inc.
Moving Towards Health Equity:  Why Anti-Racism Must be a Core Value in

2022    Aletha Maybank, MD, MPH, Senior Vice President and Chief Health Equity Officer, American
 Medical Association, Building Alliances and Sharing Power for Health Equity and Racial Justice

2023    Tochi Iroku-Malize, MD, MPH, MBA, Walking in Their Shoes – My Journey as a Patient 
 Searching for Equity