Laurel Case Lectures

Minority Health and Health Disparities Research: Promoting Health Equity as Quality Care

Eliseo Perez-Stable, M.D., Director of the National Institute on Minority Health and Health Disparities

Eliseo Perez, M.D.

Dr. Perez-Stable's expertise spans a broad range of health disparities disciplines. His research interests have centered on improving the health of racial and ethnic minorities and underserved populations, advancing patient-centered care, improving cross-cultural communication skills among health care professionals, and promoting diversity in the biomedical research workforce.

Prior to becoming National Institute on Minority Health and Health Disparities director, Dr. Perez-Stable built a career at the University of California, San Francisco, where he was a professor of medicine, chief of the Division of General Internal Medicine, and director of the Center for Aging in Diverse Communities.

Lunch will be available at 11:30am. and must be eaten outside the lecture hall. Lecture begins at noon.

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The Laurel Case Visiting Professor spends several days as a guest of our department, interacting with clinical faculty, research team and residents of our discipline and other departments.

Laurel G. Case, M.D. was the founding chairman of the Department of Family Medicine at OHSU, leaving a 16 year private practice in the Medford, OR in 1971 when requested to accept the leadership of Family Medicine education in Oregon.


Denise Rodgers, M.D.
Vice Chancellor, Interprofessional Programs; Director, Urban Health and Wellness Institute, Rutgers University

Laurel Case Lecture: Persistent Health Disparities: Understanding the Role of Social Determinants, Implicit Bias and Racism

Grand Rounds: Adverse Childhood Experiences, Social Determinants of Health and Trauma-Informed Care


Kevin Grumbach, M.D.
Professor and Chair, University of San Francisco Department of Family Medicine and Community Medicine

Laurel Case Lecture: Preventable Hospitalizations Meet the Social Determinants of Health