RWJF Health & Society Scholars Seminars

The RWJF Health & Society Scholars postdoctoral program at Harvard is anchored by this bi-weekly Thursday seminar series and provides a forum for transdisciplinary analysis and discussion of major issues in population health. Faculty members from all four participating institutions (School of Public Health, Kennedy School of Government, Faculty of Arts and Sciences, and the Medical School) attend the sessions throughout the year. The seminars consist of presentations by faculty and postdoctoral researchers from both within and outside Harvard, and are known for yielding rich dialogue and debate.

Location: Fall 2014 seminars occur at the Harvard School of Public Health, 677 Huntington Ave., Kresge 708, Boston
(unless noted by an *)

Time: 4:00 – 5:30 PM

Attendees: Open only to faculty, research scientists, and postdoctoral fellows. Graduate students may attend with permission of one of the co-directors or a core faculty member. RSVPs not required.

Advanced Readings: Advanced readings are emailed out to the HSS listserv prior to the session.

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Fall 2014

October 2“Lead Exposure, Socioeconomic Status, and the Propagation of Cognitive Disparities,” presented by Werner Troesken, PhDProfessor, Economics and History, University of Pittsburgh

October 16“Early Environments, Inflammation, and the Perpetuation of Health Disparities Within and Across Generations,” presented by Thom McDade, PhDMartin J. and Patricia Koldyke Outstanding Teaching Professor, Department of Anthropology, Northwestern University

October 30 – I’ve Got You Under my Skin: Historical Reflections on Stress Measurement Techniques in Social Epidemiology,” presented by Aaron Mauck, PhDLecturer on the History of Science, Faculty of Arts and Sciences, Harvard University

November 13 – “A Right to Health, Distributive Justice, and Priority Setting in Health Policy” presented by Norman Daniels, PhD, Mary B. Saltonstall Professor of Population Ethics and Professor of Ethics and Population Health, Department of Global Health and Population, Harvard School of Public Health
*Note: This event will take place at Harvard Center for Population and Development Studies, 9 Bow Street, Cambridge

December 4“Public Health and Social Justice: Should We Use Stigma as Public Health Policy Tool?” presented by Erika Blacksher, PhDAssistant Professor, Department of Bioethics and Humanities, University of Washington

For information on past seminars, click here.