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Panel on The Vital Role of the Arts and Humanities in Public Health: Reconceiving the Sexual and Reproductive Body

Wednesday, April 17 | 4:30 PM - 6:30 PM

Clark-Fox Forum
Hillman Hall, St. Louis, MO

In light of Washington University's momentous decision to establish a new School of Public Health (the first new school in 100 years),  panelists will discuss the critical role of the arts and humanities in public health,  with emphasis on the sexual and reproductive body. The panel will take place from 4:30-6:15, followed by a reception, 6:15-7:15, and showing at 6:30 of the 13-minute film by Mary and Patrick Kelley, "This is Offal."


Event Type

Lectures & Presentations


Arts & Sciences


Arts & Culture, Humanities & Society, Medicine & Health

Here and Next, Public Health
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Speaker Information
  • Internationally noted collaborators, painter Mary Reid Kelley and videographer Patrick Kelley, create ambitious videos informed by history, language and literature that give life to critical observations on gender, class, and the condition of women throughout history. 
  • Mary Fissell, Professor of the History of Medicine at Johns Hopkins University,  focuses in her esteemed scholarship on Early-Modern Medicine; Patients' Perspective in The History Of Medicine; Gender, Sexuality, and The History Of The Body. 
  • Marlon Bailey is Professor of African and African American Studies, and Women, Gender and Sexuality Studies, and Affiliate Professor in Performing Arts at Washington University, who studies Black LGBTQ cultural formations, sexual health, and HIV/AIDS prevention.  
  • Juliet Iwelunmor is a Professor of Medicine and an Associate Director for Global Health and Dissemination at Washington University School of Medicine. A passionate advocate for health equity and sustainability. Iwelunmor is widely regarded for understanding how to make evidence-based interventions last, reshaping the focus on community engagement using participatory research, improving the dissemination of health information, while amplifying the voices of young people in health interventions through music and storytelling. 
  • Hilary Reno is the Medical Director of the St. Louis County Sexual Health clinic, Medical Director of the St. Louis STI/ HIV Prevention Training Center, and a medical consultant with the CDC, Division of STD Prevention. Reno specializes in sexual health care, with a special focus on the clinical care of sexually transmitted infections (STI) and the intersection with HIV prevention. 
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