Thursday, May 28, 2020 from 1:00 PM to 2:00 PM CDT
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Lisa Cushatt
Iowa ACEs 360


Iowa ACEs 360 Pandemic Response Series: Health Equity

This interactive session will utilize a systems approach to analyze the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on communities of color and other vulnerable populations. This session will implicate historical trauma, institutional and structural racism, implicit bias, and economic immobility, among other factors, as root causes of health disparity and health inequity. 

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  • Differentiate between health inequity and health disparities
  • Define key health equity terms
  • Provide systems framework for health equity
  • Engage in facilitated solutions-focused discussion


About the Presenter

Ingrid Cockhren, M.Ed, knows first-hand how impactful trauma and toxic stress can be for children and families. Mrs. Cockren has dedicated her professional life to investigating and educating the public about the link between early trauma, early adversity, Adverse Childhood experiences (ACEs), and possible negative outcomes across the lifespan.    

Mrs. Cockhren graduated from Tennessee State University with a B.S. in Psychology and Vanderbilt University’s Peabody College with a M.Ed. in Child Studies specializing in minority and impoverished children. Her research areas are African American parenting styles, Adverse Childhood Experiences, historical trauma/intergenerational transmission, brain development, developmental psychology, and epigenetics. Mrs. Cockhren’s experience ranges from juvenile justice, family counseling, early childhood education, professional development, consulting and community education. She is currently an adjunct professor specializing in developmental psychology, abnormal psychology & personality theory at Tennessee State University and the TN/Midwest Regional Community Facilitator for ACEs Connection, a social network dedicated to raising awareness of adverse childhood experiences.  

Ingrid Cockhren is an active volunteer and community change agent. Mrs. Cockhren is a member of leadership with ACE Nashville, a collective impact in Nashville, TN dedicated to the mitigation of ACEs in the Greater Nashville area.  Mrs. Cockhren is currently Chair of ACE Nashville’s Parent & Community Education Committee and serves on the Board of Directors for Thistle Farms, a nonprofit dedicated to empowering women. In addition, Cockhren is an advisor on both the Vanderbilt Institute for Clinical and Translational Research’s Community Engaged Research Core Advisory Council and the Lloyd. C. Elam Mental Health Center’s Advisory Board. Cockhren’s experience and affiliations also include Metro Nashville’s Public Schools, Meharry Medical College, Tennessee’s Dept. of Children’s Services, Tennessee’s Office of Child Safety, Vanderbilt University’s Peabody Research Institute & Special Education Dept., Youth Villages, Inc., Raphah Institute, Indiana Youth Institute, Indiana University and Tuskegee University.   

Ingrid Cockhren is a Clarksville, TN native who currently resides in Nashville, TN with husband Jurnell Cockhren, founder of Civic Hacker, a software development consulting agency.