Using Research and Technology to Address Compounding Disparities

National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine

10/15/2019 - 17:00 to 10/16/2019 - 16:00

A multi-sectoral, interdisciplinary approach to understanding the dimensions and determinants of social disparities and their intersections is necessary work towards equity and equality of opportunity in the face of rapid technology innovation changing the future of work. How can the research community of federal and state governments, academia, companies, and other actors take institutional and collective action to identify and address disparities at the intersections that will make interventions most effective? How can research institutions act as anchors in their communities to reach marginalized populations? What are best practices for community engagement in the context of deployment and use of emerging technologies without intensifying social disparities? This GUIRR meeting will consider these and other questions to inform cross-sector collaboration and coordination between government, universities, and industry on their roles in working towards addressing the compounding socioeconomic effects of disparities in income, health, education, and digital connectivity.

Wednesday, October 16, 2019
8:00-8:15 am  

Welcome Remarks - NAS Lecture Room

  • Laurie Leshin, GUIRR University Co-Chair and President of Worcester Polytechnic Institute
8:15-9:15 am   Identifying Compounding Disparities in Health, Education, and Connectivity
  • Eliseo Pérez-Stable, Director of the National Institute on Minority Health and Health Disparities at the National Institutes of Health
  • John Horrigan, Senior Fellow at the Technology Policy Institute
9:15-10:30 am  

Support for Research and Community Engagement on Equity

  • Elizabeth Boylan, Program Director at the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation
  • Catherine Patterson, Managing Director of Urban Health and Policy at the de Beaumont Foundation
  • Mignon Clyburn, Member of the Board of the Benton Institute for Broadband and Society and former Commissioner on the Federal Communications Commission

National Academy of Sciences Washington , DC 20418