Dr. Chris Pernell
6pm – 7:30pm
Ages: 18 and Adult and Senior Adult.
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Prior to joining this academic medical center, Dr. Pernell led the Workplace and Community Health Program at the 1199SEIU/League Labor Management Initiatives (LMI). Working with 1199SEIU leaders and frontline workers and partners across NYC healthcare institutions, her efforts centered on workplace health strategies, worker empowerment, health equity, and health system transformation. Dr. Chris is a charismatic and leading voice in preventive medicine and public health.
Prison reform, care for justice-involved populations, evidence-based wellness programs, civic health, and high, quality education are areas of impassioned focus. She serves as a frequent contributor across television, radio and print media leveraging her lived experiences and expertise as America's public health physician and health equity champion.Pernell graduated cum laude from Princeton University before attending Duke University School of Medicine. She received her Master of Public Health from the Columbia Mailman School of Public Health, and she completed the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health General Preventive Medicine Residency. Dr. Pernell is a fellow of the American College of Preventive Medicine and holds an appointment as a Clinical Assistant Professor at the Rutgers New Jersey Medical School. This program is co-sponsored by Mayor's Office, the City Manager's Office, and the Cambridge Public Library.