Women Leading in Health Care
Knight Auditorium, Babson College
March 10, 7 PM – 9 PM
Members of this panel discussion will share their expert insights on women and health, discussing how women leaders shape the field of health care as they challenge sexism, racism, and homophobia in medical practice and research. Join Babson’s CWEL along with our collaborating partners at Olin and Wellesley to talk about the innovation of women leaders as the nation adjusts to the new health care law.
Linda Rae Murray, MD, MPH
Dr. Linda Rae Murray is the Chief Medical Officer, Cook County Department of Public Health: Cook County Health & Hospital System. Dr. Murray has spent her career serving the medically underserved. She has worked in a variety of settings including practicing Occupational Medicine at a Workers Clinic in Canada, Residency Director for Occupational Medicine at Meharry Medical College, and Bureau Chief for the Chicago Department of Health under Mayor Harold Washington. Dr. Murray served as Medical Director of the federally funded health center, Winfield Moody, serving Cabrini Green Public Housing Project in Chicago. Dr. Murray has been an active member of a wide range of local and national organizations including serving as a member of the Board of Scientific Counselors for the Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry (ATSDR), and the Board of Scientific Counselors for the National Institute of Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH) and the Board of Directors of Trinity Health (a large Catholic Health system). She serves on the National Advisory Committee on Occupational Safety & Health (NACOSH).
Roseanna H. Means, MD
Dr. Means founded Women of Means in 1999 “to improve the lives of women who are homeless or marginally housed through quality health care, education and advocacy.” From 1990-1998, Dr. Means, a practicing Internist in the Boston area, worked for a program that operates health clinics for the homeless. She observed that homeless women were underrepresented at the clinics and learned that using traditional health care access venues, even when staffed by doctors trained in caring for the homeless, is overwhelming for women impaired by exhaustion, mental illness and fear. Consequently Dr. Means founded Women of Means, sending volunteer physicians into shelters to provide care where the women feel safest. Dr. Means has written and lectured extensively on issues pertaining to homelessness and is a passionate advocate and consultant. She has been recognized for numerous distinguished awards, including an honorary Doctor of Humane Letters by Babson College in recognition of her entrepreneurial leadership. Learn more at http://www.womenofmeans.org/
Kristin Mattocks, Ph.D, MPH
Dr. Mattocks is the Associate Chief of Staff for Research and Education at VA Central Western Massachusetts Healthcare System and an Assistant Professor of Quantitative Health Sciences and Psychiatry at the University of Massachusetts Medical School. Dr. Mattocks is a health services researcher who specializes in mixed methods research methods to understand women veterans’ perceptions and experiences with VA healthcare services, as well as their prior experiences in the military. In particular, Dr. Mattocks’ research focuses on understanding women veterans’ reproductive health care services and experiences, and well as experiences of lesbian and bisexual veterans seeking care through the Department of Veterans Affairs. Dr. Mattocks is the chair of the VA LGBT Research Working Group and also the co-chair of the VA Reproductive Health Research Working Group. Dr. Mattocks received her graduate degrees from Yale University, and enjoys mountain biking and trail running with her wife and two daughters in her spare time.