Webinaires Challenging health inequalities research from a “sociological imagination”

Department of Epidemiology, Biostatistics and Occupational Health and the Department of Equity, Ethics and Policy (McGill University).


Dennis Pérez Chacón, MSc, PhD.
Senior researcher & Associate professor
Epidemiology Unit, Research, Diagnosis and Reference Center (CIDR)
Pedro Kourí Institute of Tropical Medicine (IPK), Havana, Cuba


During the seminar Dr. Pérez Chacón will illustrate challenges, opportunities, and advances on health inequalities research, sharing examples from empirical research on prevention and control of infectious diseases (e.g., Dengue, Tuberculosis, HIV/AIDS and SARS-CoV-2/COVID-19), using unconventional methodologies. The seminar will include a perspective of research through her own scholarly journey as Afro-Latina, working on different diseases and research contexts, and within a particular set of theoretical and methodological resources. The idea is to challenge current definitions and concepts or approaches on health inequalities research and share the contributions from a complementary sociological background, a participatory paradigm, reflexivity and transdisciplinary, into new alternatives of practicing research in Public Health.

Date and time

March 14th 1:30-2:30 PM EST

Hybrid event - 2001 McGill College, 11th floor, room 1140 or via ZOOM