The Brookhaven Lecture Committee welcomes Professor Evelynn Hammonds, historian of science, who will speak on Scientific, Medical and Socio-political Concepts of Race in the United States. Hammonds is the Barbara Gutmann Rosenkrantz Professor of the History of Science and Professor of African and African American Studies in the Faculty of Arts and Sciences, and Professor of Social and Behavioral Sciences at the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health at Harvard University where she has served as Department Chair, Dean of Harvard College and Senior Vice Provost. Hammonds is widely known for ground breaking work on the history of disease, race and science, African American feminism, African-American women and the epidemic of HIV/AIDS; analyses of gender and race in science, medicine and public health and the history of health disparities in the U.S. Currently she is conducting interdisciplinary work with scientists in genetics and genomics on the use of race concepts in their work. Hammonds is a member of the National Academy of Medicine and the American Academy of Arts and Sciences.