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Session 4: Of Hesitancy and Harm Reduction

June 29 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm

CAPS/PRC Town Hall Presents

Laying Foundations of Trust: Moving Towards Health Equity

Sponsored by the Intervention & Implementation Science and the Community Engagement Cores

This 4-part CAPS/DPS Town Hall series will explore core social and behavioral aspects of trust and engagement with public health measures in relation to the COVID-19 pandemic, with an eye towards lessons from HIV work, in order to stimulate programmatic and research agendas that promote health equity.


Session 4:  Of Hesitancy and Harm Reduction 

This set of presentations and discussion will focus on the need to “reach people where they are” with respect to promotion of public health guidance, for example, by understanding vaccine hesitancy as it relates to medical mistrust, and by engaging the debate between public health absolutism and harm reduction in the COVID context.

Date/Time:  June 29, 11:00 am – 12:00 pm Pacific

Zoom Registration


Speaker: Bisola Ojikutu, MD, MPH,
Assistant Professor of Medicine and Global Health Equity,
Brigham and Women’s Hospital and Massachusetts General Hospital,
Boston, MA

Speaker: Gregg Gonsalves, PhD,
Assistant Professor of Epidemiology;
Associate (Adjunct) Professor of Law,
Co-Director, Global Health Justice Partnership,
Yale University,
New Haven, CT


June 29
1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
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United States