2012-2013

See below for information on seminars from the 2012-2013 academic year, including links to video of the seminars and readings.

Dates

Topics & Speakers

October 23, 2012
11:30 am – 1:00 pm
8th Floor Auditorium 

Chronic Disease Prevention: Compression of Morbidity and Preservation of Health

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 James Fries, MD
Professor Emeritus, Medicine - Immunology & Rheumatology
Stanford University School of Medicine

Jeremiah Barondess, MD
President Emeritus, The New York Academy of Medicine
Professor of Clinical Epidemiology
Mailman School of Public Health

Readings:

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
11:30 am – 1:00 pm
Hess Commons

What Matters? Goal-Setting in Population Health: Issues in Feasibility, Prioritization, Resource Allocation, and Innovation

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J. Michael McGinnis, MD, MPP
Senior Scholar and Executive Director, Roundtable on Value-Driven & Science-Driven Health Care
Institute of Medicine

Sandro Galea, MD, DrPH
Anna Cheskis Gelman & Murray Charles Gelman Professor and Chair of the Department of Epidemiology
Mailman School of Public Health

Readings:

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.

McGinnis JM et al, "The Case For More Active Policy Attention To Health Promotion," Health Affair, Nov 2012.

McGinnis JM, Lee PR, "Healthy People 2000 at Mid Decade," JAMA, April 12, 1995.

McGinnis JM, Foege WH, "Actual Causes of Death in the United States," JAMA, Nov 10, 1993.

 

January 15, 2013
12:00 pm – 1:30 pm
8th Floor Auditorium

Biologic Pathways and Health: From Environmental Exposures to Chronic Disease

Bruce McEwen, PhD
Alfred E. Mirsky Professor
Harold and Margaret Milliken Hatch Laboratory of Neuroendocrinology
The Rockefeller University

Joseph Graziano, PhD
Professor of Environmental Health Sciences
Professor of Pharmacology
Mailman School of Public Health

Readings:

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
11:30 am – 1:00 pm
Hess Commons

Health Literacy and Chronic Disease: Personal Understanding and Health Outcomes

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Rima Rudd, ScD, MPH
Senior Lecturer on Society, Human Development, and Health
Harvard School of Public Health

Scott C. Ratzan, MD, MPA
Vice President, Global Health, Johnson & Johnson  
Adjunct Professor of Sociomedical Sciences, Mailman School of Public Health

Readings:

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
11:30 am – 1:00 pm
Hess Commons

Life-Course Framing of Chronic Disease Opportunities: Translating the Life-Course Perspective Into Reduced Prevalence

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Diana Kuh, PhD
Director, Lifelong Health and Ageing and of the National Survey of Health and Development
Medical Research Council, UK

John Santelli, MD, MPH
Professor and Chair of the Heilbrunn Department of Population and Family Health, and Professor of Clinical Pediatrics
Mailman School of Public Health

Readings:

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
11:30 am – 1:00 pm
Hess Commons

Politics, Policies and Law in Chronic Disease: Opportunities for Contributions from Public Health

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Derek Yach, MBChB, MPH
Senior Vice President, The Vitality Group

Michael Sparer, PhD, JD
Professor and Chair of the Department of Health Policy and Management
Mailman School of Public Health

Readings:

Yach D, et al, "The Global Burden of Chronic Diseases," JAMA, June 2, 2004.

Yach D, et al, "Epidemiologic and economic consequences of the global epidemics of obesity and diabetes," Nature Medicine," Nature Medicine, Feb 24 2006.

 

June 12, 2013
12:00 pm – 2:00 pm
8th Floor Auditorium

Health Inequalities: The Social Distribution of Chronic Disease

Ichiro Kawachi, MD, PhD
Professor of Social Epidemiology and Chair of the Department of Society, Human Development, and Health
Harvard School of Public Health

Bruce Link, PhD
Professor of Epidemiology, Sociomedical Sciences, and Psychiatry
Mailman School of Public Health

Readings:

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.