Addressing Disrupters to Health and Education Outcomes: Multi-Disciplinary Interventions to Advance Health Equity

Concurrent Sessions 2: 10:30 am – 11:45 am, Wednesday, September 22, 2021

This panel explains why public health lawyers, social workers, health care providers, and educators are critical partners in creating safe, supportive, and just schools during the COVID-19 pandemic and beyond. Specifically, this session addresses two “disrupters” to health equity: childhood adversity and racialized school disciplinary policies (punitive discipline and school policing); explores legal and policy solutions across disciplinary and professional silos; and offers recommendations for multi-disciplinary collaborations to advance the growing antiracist health equity agenda.


  • Alexis Etow, JD, Managing Director, ChangeLab Solutions


  • Camila Cribb Fabersunne, MD, MPH, Clinical Instructor in Pediatrics, UCSF Benioff Children’s Hospital
  • Thalia González, JD, Professor at Occidental College and Senior Scholar at Georgetown University Law Center