Public Forum, Panel at UM to Discuss Health Care Disparities

April 24, 2018

MISSOULA – A panel of professionals representing health care administrators, providers and researchers will discuss their efforts to better understand and eliminate health disparities during a talk hosted by the University of Montana Social Science Research Laboratory.

The event, which is free and open to the public, will begin at 5:30 p.m. Monday, April 30, in the Gilkey Building Room Gex105, and an open forum will follow.

Panelists include Dr. Chelsea Bodnar, pediatrician and founder of Ohana Pediatrics; LeeAnn Bruised Head, executive director of the Missoula Urban Indian Health Center; Jason Spring, Kalispell Regional Healthcare chief strategic officer; Annjeanette Belcourt, assistant professor in UM’s College of Health Professions and Biomedical Sciences; and Justin Denney, Washington State University associate professor.

During the open forum, all attendees are encouraged to identify potential researcher and practitioner collaborations.

For more information call the UM Social Science Research Laboratory at 406-243-5381 or email


Contact: Chuck Harris, systems administrator, UM Social Science Research Laboratory, 406-243-5381,