THROUGH A SOCIAL JUSTICE LENS
Mission: Democratize public health through the lens of social justice
Vision: Transcending the traditional boundaries of academia and medicine, the Boston Congress of Public Health (BCPH) supports emerging and established thought leaders, researchers, and advocates committed to social justice and health equity, and democratizes access to evidence-based public health thought.
The Boston Congress of Public Health (BCPH) is a dynamic 501(c)3 nonprofit organization that seeks to democratize public health through the lens of social justice.
BCPH realizes this mission through its BCPH Studio, BCPH Academy, and BCPH Policy and Advocacy arms, which transcend the traditional boundaries of academia and medicine, and support the next generation of public health thought leaders committed to social justice.
Established in August 2021 by Co-CEOs Dr. Candice Carpenter and Dr. Circe Gray Le Compte, BCPH’s mission, vision, and activities were crystalized in Fall 2021 by a cohort of public health advocates deeply passionate about public health, social justice, and health equity. Representing Harvard and Oxford alumni, physicians, scientists, researchers, consultants, and practitioners of public health, BCPH Founders included Penny Sun, Simon Morgan, Dr. Hannah Nazri, Dr. Isioma Okolo, Dr. Jessica Huang, Dr. Monty Ghosh, Kim Harmon, Brian Shim, and Alice Colescu.
BCPH facilitates educational and policy trainings, television series, and a Fellowship program. It is also the publisher of HPHR Journal (formerly Harvard Public Health Review), a peer reviewed academic journal that promotes evidence-based discourse around health equity led underrepresented voices in public health. Additional training and mentoring activities, including networking events, virtual research poster sessions, hackathons, academic competitions, fireside chats, and academic incubators and accelerators will be launched throughout Spring 2022.