Laurel Case Lectures

Where the Sidewalk Ends and the Promise of Primary Care Begins

Rebecca Etz, Ph.D.

Rebecca Etz

Rebecca Etz, Ph.D. is a cultural anthropologist, Co-Director of the Larry A. Green Center of Advancement of Primary Health Care for the Public Good, and an Associate Professor of Family Medicine and Population Health at Virginia Commonwealth University.

Dr. Etz has expertise in qualitative research methods and design, primary care measures, theory of family medicine and primary care, practice transformation, and engagement of stakeholders. She has spent the last ten years developing deep national relationships working with practices and policy makers on primary care related measurement, professionalism and vision.

Lecture: Now twenty months into the COVID-19 pandemic, we have all learned how fragile the primary care platform is, and how silently heroic are the people who work there. This presentation will share the experience of primary care nationally, and in Oregon. It will expose the vulnerabilities of a platform anemically supported by federal grants and programs. It will celebrate the social contract that serves as the bedrock of its foundation. 

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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.

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Rebecca Etz, Ph.D.

Co-Director of the Larry A. Green Center of Advancement of Primary Health Care for the Public Good and Professor of Family Medicine and Population Health at Virginia Commonwealth University

Laurel Case Lecture:  Where the Sidewalk Ends and the Promise of Primary Care Begins

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Rachel Hardeman, Ph.D., M.P.H.
Tenured Associate Professor, Reproductive Health Equity Researcher, University of Minnesota, School of Public Health

Laurel Case Lecture: Stolen Breaths: Exploring Solutions to the Disproportionate Impact of Police Violence and the COVID-19 Pandemic on Black Lives

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

Laurel Case Lecture: Minority Health and Health Disparities Research: Promoting Health Equity as Quality Care

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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

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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