See below for information on seminars from the 2012-2013 academic year, including links to video of the seminars and readings.
Topics & Speakers
October 23, 2012
Chronic Disease Prevention: Compression of Morbidity and Preservation of Health
James Fries, MD
Jeremiah Barondess, MD
Barondess, JA, "Toward reducing the prevalence of chronic disease: a life course perspective on health preservation," Perspect Biol Med, Autumn 2008.
Fries, JF, et al, "Compression of Morbidity 1980–2011: A Focused Review of Paradigms and Progress," J Aging Res, Aug 23, 2011.
Fries, JF, "The Theory and Practice of Active Aging," Curr Gerontol Geriatr Res, 2012.
Fries, JF, "Aging, natural death, and the compression of morbidity," N Engl J Med, July 17, 1980.
December 3, 2012
What Matters? Goal-Setting in Population Health: Issues in Feasibility, Prioritization, Resource Allocation, and Innovation
Sandro Galea, MD, DrPH
Ahern J, Jones MR, Bakshis E, Galea S, "Revisiting rose: comparing the benefits and costs of population-wide and targeted interventions," Milbank Q., Dec 2008.
Galea S et al, "Estimated Deaths Attributable to Social Factors in the United States," Am J Public Health, Aug 2011.
January 15, 2013
Biologic Pathways and Health: From Environmental Exposures to Chronic Disease
Bruce McEwen, PhD
Joseph Graziano, PhD
Boekelheide K, Graziano J, et al, "Predicting Later-Life Outcomes of Early-Life Exposures," EHP, Oct 2012.
Chen Y, Graziano J, et al, "Arsenic exposure from drinking water and mortality from cardiovascular disease in Bangladesh: prospective cohort study," BMJ, May 2011.
McEwen BS and Tucker P, "Critical Biological Pathways for Chronic Psychosocial Stress and Research Opportunities to Advance the Consideration of Stress in Chemical Risk Assessment," AJPH, Dec 2011.
McEwen BS and Gianaros PJ, "Stress- and Allostasis-Induced Brain Plasticity," Annu Rev Med, Feb 2011.
February 20, 2013
Health Literacy and Chronic Disease: Personal Understanding and Health Outcomes
Ratzan S, "Global Health Diplomacy In The 21st Century: Private Sector Engagement At Johnson & Johnson," GHD, Winter 2013.
Ratzan S, "Integrating Health Literacy into Primary and Secondary Prevention Strategies," IOM Report: Promoting Health Literacy to Encourage Prevention and Wellness, Nov 1, 2011.
Ratzan S, "Workshop Summary: ntegrating Health Literacy into Primary and Secondary Prevention Strategies," IOM Report: Promoting Health Literacy to Encourage Prevention and Wellness, Nov 1, 2011.
Rudd R, "Improving Americans' Health Literacy," NEJM, Dec 9, 2010.
Rudd R, "Needed Action in Health Literacy," J Health Psychol, Jan 24, 2013.
April 30, 2013
Life-Course Framing of Chronic Disease Opportunities: Translating the Life-Course Perspective Into Reduced Prevalence
John Santelli, MD, MPH
Power C, Kuh D, et al, "From Developmental Origins of Adult Disease to Life Course Research on Adult Disease and Aging: Insights from Birth Cohort Studies," Annu Rev Public Health, March 2013.
Pierce MD, Kuh D, et al, "Clinical Disorders in a Post War British Cohort Reaching Retirement: Evidence from the First National Birth Cohort Study," PLoS One, Sept 19, 2012.
Viner RM, Santelli J, et al, "50-year mortality trends in children and young people: a study of 50 low-income, middle-income, and high-income countries," The Lancet, April 2, 2011.
May 9, 2013
Politics, Policies and Law in Chronic Disease: Opportunities for Contributions from Public Health
Yach D, et al, "The Global Burden of Chronic Diseases," JAMA, June 2, 2004.
June 12, 2013
Health Inequalities: The Social Distribution of Chronic Disease
Ichiro Kawachi, MD, PhD
Bruce Link, PhD
Ho J., "Mortality Under Age 50 Accounts For Much Of The Fact That US Life Expectancy Lags That Of Other High-Income Countries," Health Aff, March 2013.
Hamilton T and Kawachi I, "Changes in income inequality and the health of immigrants," Soc Sci Med, March 2013.
Wang A, Link B, et al, "Fundamental Causes of Colorectal Cancer Mortality: The Implications of Informational Diffusion," Milbank Q., Sept 2012.
Phelan J, Link B, et al, "Social Conditions as Fundamental Causes of Health Inequalities," JHSB, Nov 2010.