In the 2015-2016 Grand Rounds, visionary speakers discussed what we as a society must do to ensure population health. View discussion topics and watch full videos of select events below.
September 16, 2015
IMAGINATION AND PUBLIC HEALTH
Jay Walker [BIO]
Inventor, Entrepreneur, and Chairman
Ahead of tomorrow’s Grand Rounds talk, Jay Walker, chairman and curator of TEDMED, explains that imagination and innovation are the keys to a healthy future. Read TEDMED’s Jay Walker Is Bullish on the Future of Health.
October 21, 2015
THE ROLE OF DIGITAL HEALTH IN POPULATION HEALTH
Dennis Schmuland, MD, FAAFP
Chief health strategy officer, U.S. Health and Life Sciences, Microsoft
From health records to video games, technology is transforming healthcare, says Dennis Schmuland of Microsoft, the October 21 Grand Rounds speaker. Read Microsoft Doc’s Outlook on Health.
November 11, 2015
CONFRONTING THE HEALTH GAP
Sir Michael Marmot, PhD, MPH [BIO]
Director, UCL Institute of Health Equity
Mark T. Bertolini, MPH, MBA [BIO]
Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, Aetna
Grand Rounds speakers Mark Bertolini and Sir Michael Marmot demonstrate how different sectors can work to solve inequality. Read Unequal Advantage: The New Consensus on Health Disparities.
January 27, 2016
A PUBLIC HEALTH LENS ON VIOLENCE
Rodrigo Guerrero, MD, PhD [BIO]
Mayor of Cali, Colombia (1992-1994; 2012-2015)
When an epidemic of violence gripped Cali, Colombia, Dr. Guerrero used public health tools to keep the peace. Read Epidemiologist Saves the City (Twice).
February 17, 2016
THE URBAN LANDSCAPE AND PUBLIC HEALTH
Jonathan F.P. Rose [BIO]
President, Jonathan Rose Companies
Mitchell J. Silver, FAICP [BIO]
Commissioner, New York City Department of Parks & Recreation
Grand Rounds speakers Jonathan F.P. Rose and Mitchell J. Silver are engineering a more livable urban future. Read Tear Down the Fences: New Coalitions to Build Healthy Cities.
March 23, 2016
GLOBAL HEALTH, HIV, AND HEALTH SYSTEMS
Ambassador Deborah L. Birx, MD [BIO]
U.S. Global AIDS Coordinator and Special Representative for Global Health Diplomacy
In her Grand Rounds lecture, Ambassador Deborah Birx outlined PEPFAR’s strategy to respond to this major demographic shift. Read Youth Wave Threatens HIV Fight in Africa.
April 20, 2016
Twenty-Third Granville H. Sewell Distinguished Lecture in Environmental Health Sciences
ENCEPHALOPATHY, DEATH, OR IQ:
DISPARITY IN ENVIRONMENTAL REMEDIATION RESPONSE CRITERIA FOR CHILDHOOD LEAD POISONING IN LOW- AND HIGH-INCOME COUNTRIES
Ian H. von Lindern, PhD [BIO]
Executive Director, TerraGraphics International Foundation
Students for Environmental Action President Sara Zufan interviews Grand Rounds speaker Ian von Lindern on his strategy to restore health to communities poisoned by lead. Read A Community Response to Lead Poisoning.