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Health Impacts on Incarcerated Women and Their Care Providers

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Dr. Gaston and Dr. Porter and our Speakers Bureau member Diane Carter, who will cover the emotional and physical health implications for formerly incarcerated women and those who work with them.


Dr. Marilyn Gaston is one of the world’s foremost experts on sickle cell disease, the first African American woman to direct a U.S. Public Health Service bureau, and the second to serve as Assistant Surgeon General. Dr. Gayle Porter was the first African American psychologist on staff of the Johns Hopkins School of Medicine’s Child & Adolescent Child Psychiatry Department. Both are working to improve health outcomes for Black women by implementing programs that address their emotional and physical wellbeing.

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