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UI Alum, Public Health Director Discusses Ways to Address Health Disparities

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by Jen Lask

UNIVERSITY OF ILLINOIS URBANA-CHAMPAIGN (WCIA) — UI students in the College of Applied Health Sciences had an opportunity to hear a public health services director speak about health disparities in COVID-19 treatments.

Dr. Travis Gayles is the Medical Director and Chief of Public Health Services for Montgomery County, Maryland. He spoke with UI students Wednesday about how his department is working to remove obstacles for people of color in treatments and vaccinations for the virus.

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