Health Disparities and Parkinson’s: Understanding the Role of Trust

With Altaf Saadi, MD, MSc, and Consuelo H. Wilkins, MD, MSCI

Tuesday, April 6, 2021
1 pm Mountain Daylight Time
(12 pm PDT, 2 pm CDT, 3 pm EDT)
Stacked Hands

Racial differences in Parkinson’s treatment and mortality exist. When it comes to addressing these disparities, the concept of trust comes up in nearly every conversation. But what do we really mean when we talk about trust? In this conversation, Dr. Altaf Saadi and Dr. Consuelo H. Wilkins will examine the concept of trust, what we mean when we talk about trust, and how trust is necessary to address health disparities. A few of the questions our panelists will answer include:

• What do we mean when we talk about trust?

• How can trust be built?

• What causes trust to break down?

• How can we measure trust?

• How can communities use existing, trusted relationships to address health disparities?

• How can health care providers and health care institutions be more trustworthy?

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General Academic Neurologist and Associate Director of Asylum Clinic at Massachusetts General Hospital


Vice President for Health Equity, VUMC
Associate Dean for Health Equity, Vanderbilt SOM
Engagement Core Director, All of Us Research Program
Associate Director, Vanderbilt Institute for Clinical and Translational Science
Professor of Medicine, Division of Geriatric Medicine
Geriatric Medicine Fellowship Program Faculty


David Leventhal Board of Directors

Program Director, Dance for PD®, Mark Morris Dance Group, and Board of Directors, Davis Phinney Foundation