SNF Brain Insight Lecture at The Mortimer B. Zuckerman Mind Brain Behavior Institute at Columbia University by Dr. Olajide Williams
10 November 2016

On Thursday, November 10th, Columbia University neurologist Dr. Olajide Williams discussed “Hip Hop Stroke,” his award-winning, elementary school-based health education program that gives children in under-resourced communities the tools they need to respond when a loved one suffers a stroke.

Dr. Williams described the program’s innovative approach that includes using music to reduce the burden of stroke in minority communities.

Dr. Williams — Chief of Staff/Chief Medical Officer of the Department of Neurology at Columbia University Medical Center and Director of Acute Stroke Services at New York Presbyterian’s Comprehensive Stroke Center —  is one of the world’s leading stroke experts and community health education innovators. Dr. Williams is also the Founder and President of Hip-Hop Public Health, the nonprofit organization behind “Hip Hop Stroke” that uses music to improve health literacy in under-served communities.

This lecture is part of the Stavros Niarchos Foundation Brain Insight Lecture series, offered free to the public to enhance understanding of the biology of the mind and the complexity of human behavior. The lectures are hosted by Columbia’s Mortimer B. Zuckerman Mind Brain Behavior Institute and supported by the Stavros Niarchos Foundation.