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What’s been missing in the way we research obesity? Dr. Andrew Stokes shares his latest research.
In April, Mark Hayward, Centennial Commission Professor in the Liberal Arts at the University of Texas at Austin, gave the prestigious Matilda White Riley Excellence Lecture at the National Institutes of Health. His talk focused on the need to understand how institutional change shapes the evolution of health disparities and the specific forms they take.
Dr. Christine Bachrach interviewed Mark, a former member of the IAPHS Board, about how his ideas have evolved.
The results are in! IAPHS congratulates the winners of the election for new 2018 leadership roles: Our new President-Elect, Ana Diez Roux, brings a wealth of population health and leadership expertise to IAPHS. Currently Dean of the Dornsife School of Public Health, Drexel University, Ana is internationally known for her work on social determinants of population health and neighborhood effects on health. Her work spans an extensive range of topics, including health disparities, environmental health effects, urban health, psychosocial factors in health, cardiovascular disease epidemiology, the use of multilevel methods, and, most recently, social environment-gene interactions and the use of complex systems approaches in population health. She has led interdisciplinary research and training programs in population health in the US and (collaboratively) in Latin America and has served in various academic leadership roles. She is an elected member of the American Epidemiological Society, the Academy of Behavioral Medicine Research, and the National Academy of Medicine. Ana will serve as IAPHS’s President-Elect in 2018, our President in 2019, and our Past President in 2020. We spoke to her recently about her future role in IAPHS. “IAPHS fills a unique space among scientific organizations devoted to population and health science, and I’m […]
Population Health Goes to Austin: A Preview of the October Conference
On the 10-year anniversary of the NIH Pathway to Independence Award (K99/R00), many emerging population health scientists still aren’t aware of the potential of this grant mechanism to help them develop an independent research trajectory.
Cities face many health threats–and also many opportunities. Find out more at Drexel University’s 2017 Urban Health Symposium, September 7-8.