MHDI speaker series continues May 10 with Sharon Obasi

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MHDI speaker series continues May 10 with Sharon Obasi

Sharon Obasi

Sharon Obasi will give a talk, “Embodying Identity: Names, Gender, Equity,” at 1 p.m. May 10, as part of the Minority Health Disparities Initiative Health Equity Speaker Series.

This event is free and open to the public. Register here for the Zoom link.

In this talk, Obasi will expound on her scholarship examining the importance of names in acknowledging familial identity (kinship) and gender identity (renaming) and how identity may inform health equity.

Obasi is an associate professor of family science and the director of research integrity at the University of Nebraska at Kearney. Obasi is an interdisciplinary teacher and scholar with a background in behavioral neuroscience. She is currently conducting research on the impact of family on self-identity and social identity and the articulation of policy and programs to help marginalized communities.

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