Join us for an afternoon talk with Dr. Lynn Goldman, former administrator for toxic substances in the U.S. EPA and current dean at the Milken Institute School of Public Health, GWU. She will discuss the forces that brought about the reform, how the 1976 law was changed, and how the Trump Administration is implementing the act 2.5 years after then President Obama signed it into law. She will also address the implications for the public’s health, particularly workers and vulnerable populations.
This is the first event in a new joint UC Berkeley-UCSF Population Health Series. Eight speakers present their vision of the future of population health data science. Topics discussed include: leveraging big data for public health policy; using non-traditional data sources and tools for population health; harnessing electronic health records data for place-based research.
What does “Medicare for All” really mean, how would it be financed, and are there other ways to achieve universal health care? Join us for a discussion with Laurel Lucia, Wendell Potter, Stephen Shortell, Micah Weinberg, and Larry Levitt that will address these questions and more. Our panelists will explain the basics of a single-payer system, its pros and cons, and other strategies to achieve universal health care.
Join Meghna Samant and Raina Mathur of Flatiron Health, for this professional health development webinar sponsored by the Public Health Alumni Association Board of Directors. They will provide an introduction to Flatiron Health and the quantitative sciences team, showcase the analytical methodologies they employ, and discuss real world examples of their work and impact on cancer patients.
Watch a talk by Sir Michael Marmot PhD ’75, MPH ’72, internationally acclaimed epidemiologist who has conducted seminal research into the social determinants of health for more than four decades. He provides evidence that, as we look across countries, national policies make a difference and much can be done in cities, towns, and local areas to address the health gap.
Across America, low-income and minority communities are being hit hardest by the economic and health impacts of climate change. Join us for an afternoon with Van Jones—news commentator, author, and founder of Dream Corps —and learn how we can seek environmental justice for the country’s most vulnerable communities.
A panel of experts in nutrition and public health, which included Janet King PhD, Dr. Ronald Krauss, Kristine Madsen MD, MPH, and Gary Taubes, discussed the role of added sugar in the obesity and diabetes epidemics, including how its risks compare to those of saturated fat, formerly the leading dietary villain.
Malcolm Potts MB, BChir, PhD, FRCOG is a Cambridge-trained obstetrician and reproductive scientist. He is the first holder of the Fred H. Bixby endowed chair in Population and Family Planning at UC Berkeley School of Public Health, which he held from 1992 to 2015. The existential questions that our faculty and students will face in the next 82 yearsis the topic of conversation in this Dean's Speaker Series presentation.