Join us for an evening of learning, reflection, and community-building around the issue of weight bias, its impact on health, and intersections with other forms of oppression.
This event has two parts. First, we will be joined by keynote speaker Dr. Fatima Cody Stanford, a leading expert in obesity medicine, who will present her work on weight bias and health. Dr. Stanford will then join us for a community dinner, which will include facilitated roundtable discussions over a shared meal.
- Keynote presentation: 4:30 – 5:30
- Community dinner and discussion: 5:30 – 6:30 (RSVP required; seating is limited for this portion of the event)
This is the third symposium in the series Breaking the Silence: Impact of Bias on Health. The Friedman School is hosting this symposium, in collaboration the Tufts University Medical School. Breaking the Silence was launched by Tufts University School of Medicine and Tufts Medical Center in 2017.
Please email Marlene Jreaswec to RSVP to the community dinner and discussion.
Keynote Speaker Bio
Fatima Cody Stanford, MD, MPH, MPA, FAAP, FACP, FTOS
Dr. Stanford is a fellowship-trained obesity medicine physician at Massachusetts General Hospital (MGH)/ Harvard Medical School (HMS). Dr. Stanford received her BS and MPH from Emory University as a MLK Scholar, her MD from the Medical College of Georgia School of Medicine as a Stoney Scholar, and her MPA from the Harvard Kennedy School of Government as a Zuckerman Fellow in the Harvard Center for Public Leadership. She completed her Obesity Medicine & Nutrition Fellowship at MGH/HMS after completing her internal medicine and pediatrics residency at the University of South Carolina. She has served as a health communications fellow at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and as a behavioral sciences intern at the American Cancer Society. Upon completion of her MPH, she received the Gold Congressional Award, the highest honor that Congress bestows upon America’s youth. Dr. Stanford has completed a medicine and media internship at the Discovery Channel. An American Medical Association (AMA) Foundation Leadership Award recipient in 2005, an AMA Paul Ambrose Award for national leadership among resident physicians in 2009, she was selected for the AMA Inspirational Physician Award in 2015. The American College of Physicians (ACP) selected her as the 2013 recipient of the Joseph E. Johnson Leadership Award and the Massachusetts ACP selected her for the Young Leadership Award in 2015. She is the 2017 recipient of the HMS Amos Diversity Award and Massachusetts Medical Society (MMS) Award for Women’s Health. In 2019, she was selected as the Suffolk District Community Clinician of the Year for MMS.