Ellen Small Speaker Series: Dr. Chuck Callahan
This is Baltimore. The Impact of Historical Structural Racism on Health
Baltimore is a case-study in the impact of structural forces of racism on health outcomes. The history of America’s “farthest north southern city and farthest south northern city,” the associated economic boom, labor competition and racism of the nineteenth and twentieth centuries continue to impact the health of the city today. The first step to any solution is recognizing the causes of the problem.
Dr. Chuck Callahan is a retired Army physician-executive who over 35 years has served in a range of leadership positions beginning as a pediatrician, pediatric pulmonologist and pediatric intensive care physician. In the last decade of his military career he served as chief medical officer, chief operating officer and chief executive officer of military facilities and health systems in the Washington D.C. area. His global health experience includes the care of patients with Ebola in Sierra Leone. He is the author of more than one hundred abstracts, articles, books and book chapters and has been awarded more than two million dollars in research grants in asthma, telemedicine and population health. In the fall of 2015, he transitioned to his position at the University of Maryland Medical Center in Baltimore as Vice President of Population Health, supporting the medical center’s efforts to improve the health and well-being of the people of West Baltimore both as a practitioner and as a health care leader. Most recently, he has provided city and state public health leadership during the COVID-19 pandemic. He and his wife of 43 years live in the Union Square neighborhood of West Baltimore.
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