What Should We Talk about When We Talk about Health?

TUE, JAN 30, 2018 (37:05)

Sandro Galea, M.D., DrPH is an international leader in the field of public health. Here he discusses the numerous socio-economic factors that impact health, and also provides some comparisons between the cost of health and the state of health between the U.S. and other wealthy nations.

Photo: By Thatcher Cook for PopTech [CC BY-SA 2.0 (https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/2.0)], via Wikimedia Commons

+ BIO: Sandro Galea, MD, MPH, DrPH

Dr. 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” for the Social Sciences. He is past-president of the Society for Epidemiologic Research and an elected member of the National Academy of Medicine and of the American Epidemiological Society. Dr Galea has received several lifetime achievement awards for this research, including the Rema Lapouse Award from the American Public Health Association and the Robert S Laufer Award from the International Society for Traumatic Stress. Prior to his academic career in public health, Dr. Galea practiced emergency medicine in Canada and served in Somalia with Doctors Without Borders.

He wrote the book, Healthier: Fifty Thoughts on the Foundation of Population Health

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