200 Years after Darwin and Lincoln: Freedom, Choice, and Human

Survival in the Contemporary American Democratic Society

Lecture by Dr. Reed Tuckson

Friday, Feb. 20, 7 p.m.

National Academy of Sciences

2100 C St., N.W., Washington, D.C.

Free; Photo ID required.

Metro: Foggy Bottom

People make complex behavioral choices about health care that are

informed by their social, political, and cultural reality. African

Americans have a well documented disparity in health status and clinical

outcomes. Dr. Reed Tuckson’s lecture will explore the intersection

between social issues and individual accountability in healthcare.

Tuckson is a graduate of Howard University, Georgetown University School

of Medicine, and the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania’s

General Internal Medicine Residency and Fellowship Programs. Tuckson is

currently Executive Vice President and Chief of Medical Affairs at

United Health Group where he is responsible for working with all of the

Company’s business units to improve the quality and efficiency of health

services. Most recently, Tuckson was named one of Modern Healthcare’s

“Top 25 Minority Executives” in Healthcare for 2008 and to Ebony

magazine’s “2008 Power 150: The Most Influential Blacks in America”


Co-sponsored by the African American History Program Committee of The

National Academies, the Koshland Science Museum, and the Cultural

Programs of the National Academy of Sciences