September 10-17, 2021

The Deadliest Disease in America: New York Screening

The Deadliest Disease in America, a documentary film produced and directed by Crystal R. Emery, traces the history of racism in American healthcare, beginning with the brutal medical experimentation that slaves were forced to undergo. As this story unfolds over our nation’s history, the very same inequalities and biases continue to plague our healthcare system, creating disparities in the quality of care that Black, Brown, and Indigenous people receive. The film features commentary from medical and public health experts including Dr. Marcella Nunez-Smith, MD, MHS, Senior Advisor to the White House COVID-19 Response Team; Dr. Camara Jones, MD, MPH, PhD, epidemiologist, Past President of American Public Health Association; Dr. Vivek Murthy, MD, MBA, Surgeon General of the United States; and Dr. Bert Petersen, MD, Director of Division of Breast Surgery at SBH Health System.