University of Pittsburgh School of Education

Cross-Disciplinary Conference on Family and Healthy U

When: Wednesday, March 28, 2018 8:00 AM - Wednesday, March 28, 2018 5:00 PM

Cross-Disciplinary Conference on Family and Healthy U

March 28, 2018, University Club, University of Pittsburgh

(free, but required)  |  SCHEDULE OF EVENTS 

As part of the Provost’s Year of Healthy U initiative, the host committee is offering a one-day cross-disciplinary conference around the topic of family and health. In this conference, we will focus on the central role of the family as a fundamental building block of society. Family is often the foundation of determining a healthy (or unhealthy) lifestyle for all family members. Family narrative and dynamics, gender identity, kinship and social organization, race, literacy, household income, and sociolinguistic background represent the early input children receive and shape the construction of identities, roles in society and expectations and values. They affect the earliest experiences which impact our health.

The Year of Healthy U and this conference represent a unique opportunity to convene experts to discuss the diverse roles family plays in health and well-being and to discuss how to make our community safe and healthy for all.


Departments of Linguistics; Family Medicine; Obstetrics, Gynecology, & Reproductive Sciences; School of Education; and the David Berg Center for Ethics and Leadership

Corresponding author: Dr. Abdesalam Soudi


University of Pittsburgh Year of Healthy U Grant
UPMC Health Plan (Executive Sponsor)
Cerner Corporation (Corporate Sponsor)
Department of Linguistics
Department of Family Medicine
Department of Obstetrics, Gynecology, & Reproductive Sciences
School of Education
David Berg Center for Ethics and Leadership