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The role of spirituality in Black health

3:00 pm to 5:00 pm
Event poster with a young short-haired Black woman in an outdoor setting. She is smiling with her eyes closed and the text, The Role of Spirituality in Black Health is on the poster.

Join us for a distinguished panel including church leaders and experts from public health, medicine and health policy. The panelists are immersed in Black communities and they will discuss the role spirituality has in creating change, improving health and sustaining wellness in aging communities.

Soul food and light beverages will be provided at a reception following the panel and discussion.


  • Kelly Palmer PhD, MHS, CCRP
    Assoc. Director, Center for Health Disparities Research, UAHS


  • Pastor Jonathan Smith MPH
    Pastor, Tucson Sharon Seventh-day Adventist Church
  • Reverend D. Grady Scott
    Pastor, Grace Temple Baptist Church
  • Da’Mond T Holt PhD
    Board Certified Functional Medicine Practitioner, The Trauma Center of Hope
  • Amanda Sokan PhD, MHA, LLB
    Assistant Professor of Practice, Zuckerman College of Public Health
To request any disability-related accommodations for this event please contact the event coordinator at least three business days prior to the event.
3:00 pm to 5:00 pm
Thursday, March 23, 2023 - 3:00pm


Faculty, Staff, Students, Alumni, Community
University of Arizona Health Sciences
Mel and Enid Zuckerman College of Public Health


Tucson area
Health Sciences – Tucson
Drachman Hall
Room A114
1295 N Martin Ave, Tucson, AZ 85724


Blanca Alderete
Mel and Enid Zuckerman College of Public Health
Coordinator, Office of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion