Race at the Forefront: Sharpening a Focus on Race in Applied Research

March 28 - March 29, 2019
Hillman Hall, Clark-Fox Forum, Danforth Campus

The Collaboration on Race, Inequality, and Social Mobility in America (CRISMA) will host its inaugural conference by convening scholars who study the impact of inequality and structural racism on people of color in the United States. The conference will bring together talented scholars working toward the elimination of racial inequalities in social, economic, and health outcomes.


March 28      

8:00 – 8:30 am  Breakfast
8:30 – 8:40 Welcome to the Brown School and Washington University: Dean Mary McKay, Vice Provost Adrienne Davis, George Warren Brown Distinguished University Professor Michael Sherraden
8:40 – 9:00 am Introduction and format of the conference: Associate Professor and Collaboration on Race, Inequality, and Social Mobility in America (CRISMA) Co-director Darrell Hudson
9:00 – 10:00 Welcome Keynote Address: PolicyLink Founder in Residence Angela Glover Blackwell
10:00 – 10:15 Break
10:15 – 11:30 Race at the Forefront in Social Policy

11:30 – 12:30 pm  Lunch
12:30 – 2:00 Race at the Forefront in Health and Well-being 

  • Riana Anderson, Assistant Professor, University of Michigan’s School of Public Health
  • Keon Gilbert, Associate Professor,  College for Public Health and Social Justice, Saint Louis University
  • Darrell Hudson, Associate Professor at the Brown School
  • Moderator: Rhonda BeLue, Professor and Chair of the Department of Health Management and Policy, Saint Louis University

2:00 – 3:30 Race at the Forefront in Education

  • James Huguley, Assistant Professor,  University of Pittsburgh’s School of Social Work and Center on Race and Social Problems
  • Chezare Warren, Assistant Professor, Department of Teacher Education, Michigan State University
  • Jerome Morris, E. Desmond Lee Endowed Professor of Urban Education, University of Missouri-St. Louis
  • Moderator: Sheretta Butler-Barnes, Associate Professor, Co-director of CRISMA, Brown School

3:30 – 5:00 Race at the Forefront: Measurement and Methodology Innovations

  • Melody Goodman, Associate Professor of Biostatistics, College of Global Public Health, New York University
  • Maggie Hicken, Institute for Social Research, University of Michigan
  • Abigail Sewell, Assistant Professor, Department of Sociology, Emory University

5:00 – 5:15  Break
5:15 – 5:30 Debrief and summary of the day: Darrell Hudson
5:30 – 6:30 Reception & Networking 

March 29

8:00 – 9:00 am Breakfast
9:00 – 9:15 Introduce the day and speaker: Darrell Hudson
9:15 – 10:00   Keynote: Bonnie Duran, Professor, Schools of Social Work and Public Health, University of Washington, Seattle
10:00 – 11:30 Funding Panel

  • Carl Hill, director of the Office of Special Populations, National Institute on Aging
  • Faith Mitchell, president and CEO, Grantmakers In Health
  • Robert Hughes, president and CEO, Missouri Foundation for Health
  • Moderator: Darrell Hudson

11:30 – 12:30 pm Closing and Next Steps (with lunch)

  • David Patterson Silver Wolf, Associate Professor, Co-director of CRISMA, Brown School

Event Sponsors: Hosted by the Center for Social Development’s Collaboration on Race, Inequality, and Social Mobility in America (CRISMA). Co-sponsored by the Ford Foundation and Washington University in St. Louis partners: Clark-Fox Policy Institute, the Institute for Public Health, Office of the Provost, Office of the Vice Provost for Faculty Advancement and Institutional Diversity, and the Sociology Department