Tue20Mar20181pm-2pm55 W 125th Street, Room 717Show details
Promoting Health Equity in the Americas: One Community at a Time
The ISPH along with the CUNY Graduate School of Public Health and Health Policy will host on March 20th, 2018 in room 717 from 1:00pm – 2:00pm Associate Professor of Global Public Health and Project Director for the UMASS Center for Digital Health, at the University of Massachusetts, Lowell. Dr. Maria Julia Brunette will deliver a talk on “Promoting Health Equity in the Americas: One Community at a Time.”
In this presentation Dr. Brunette will discuss her experience implementing and sustaining community-based mechanisms to address global health disparities. Her recent research endeavors will be illustrated by three case studies related to the occupational health issues among migrant workers in the United States; the quality of working life of low-income industrial workers in Peru; and the strengthening of healthcare systems in a high-Tuberculosis burden area in the South.
Wed02May20184pm-5:30pmRoom 708Show details
Sandro Galea, a physician and an epidemiologist, is dean and Robert A. Knox Professor at Boston University School of Public Health. He previously held academic and leadership positions at Columbia University, the University of Michigan, and the New York Academy of Medicine. Galea’s scholarship has been at the intersection of social and psychiatric epidemiology, with a focus on the behavioral health consequences of trauma, including firearms. He has published more than 700 scientific journal articles, 50 chapters, and 13 books, and his research has been featured extensively in current periodicals and newspapers. His latest book, "Healthier: Fifty Thoughts on the Foundations of Population Health," was published by Oxford University Press in 2017. Galea holds a medical degree from the University of Toronto and graduate degrees from Harvard University and Columbia University. He also holds an honorary doctorate from the University of Glasgow. Galea was named one of "Time" magazine’s epidemiology innovators, and has been listed by Thomson Reuters as one of the “World’s Most Influential Scientific Minds.” He is past president of the Society for Epidemiologic Research and an elected member of the National Academy of Medicine and the American Epidemiological Society. Galea has received several lifetime achievement awards for his research, including the Rema Lapouse Award from the American Public Health Association and the Robert S. Laufer, PhD, Memorial Award from the International Society for Traumatic Stress Studies. He is a regular contributor to "Fortune" magazine and has published widely in the lay press, including the "Wall Street Journal," "Harvard Business Review," the "Boston Globe," and "The New York Times." His research has been cited by these publications as well as BBC, Slate, WBUR, and NPR, among others.