Past Event

Diseases of Despair: Psychosocial Pathways and Disease Patterns

February 25, 2021
11:30 AM - 1:00 PM
Online Event

Lauren Gaydosh, PhD
Assistant Professor in the Department of Sociology
University of Texas at Austin

Myrna M. Weissman, PhD
Diane Goldman Kemper Family Professor of Epidemiology and Psychiatry
Mailman School of Public Health

This seminar series focuses on one of today's greatest public health challenges: the global epidemic of chronic diseases, including cancer, diabetes, heart disease, hypertension, and the pandemic of obesity. To foster discussion and innovation across the Mailman community on key questions such as the role of prevention and health preservation, how to reduce disparities, determining which policies and interventions will be most impactful and at what points in the life-course, and how to set goals and measure progress, the School offers talks by thought leaders outside of and among the Mailman School faculty.

All events are open to the public.

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Contact Information

Lauren Sagnella, Associate Director of Special Events