Virtual Lecture – Health Justice & COVID-19 Housing Policy – Emily Benfer, JD.

On Thursday, 31 March 2022, 4:00-5:00pm (ET) Emily A. Benfer, JD, Visiting Professor of Law & Public Health, Wake Forest School of Medicine, will speak on the topic of Health Justice & Covid-19 Housing Policy.  Add this lecture to your calendar.

Emily A. Benfer has conducted nationwide research on housing policy and health equity during the COVID-19 pandemic. Her area of practice and research includes health equity, social justice, housing, and eviction, interprofessional education, environmental and racial justice, and medical-legal partnerships. Prof. Benfer has engaged in direct representation, class action litigation, grassroots organizing, creative advocacy strategies, and federal and state policy reform in multiple areas of public interest law, including homelessness, lead poisoning prevention, special education, housing, health, environmental justice, disability, and public benefits at non-profit organizations and a public interest law firm.

Prior to her Wake Forest visiting appointment, Benfer was the founding director of the Health Justice Advocacy Clinic at Columbia Law School and a Visiting Distinguished Scholar and Senior Fellow at Yale Law School Solomon Center for Health Law & Policy.

The lecture will be presented as a Zoom webinar followed by a live Q&A/discussion.

Attendance is free.  Zoom link is here.