Alumni Week 2021

Public Health Through the Life Course

September 27 – October 2, 2021

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Wednesday, September 29

From Infancy to Adulthood – Risk Factors across the Life Course

Social factors experienced across the life course—from infancy to adulthood—influence cognitive function, dementia, stroke, and other health outcomes in old age. Join us as we discuss early factors that influence the life course, as well as health prevention and interventions. This panel will also discuss the long-running population-based Rotterdam cohort study that investigated the causes of age-related diseases, and the Generation R study, a study that was designed to study the early environmental and genetic causes of normal and abnormal growth, development and health from fetal life until young adulthood. 

Featured Panelists

Dr. Henning Tiemeier, Sumner and Esther Feldberg Professor of Maternal and Child Health at Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health.

Dr. Vincent Jaddoe, Adjunct Professor of Epidemiology at Harvard Chan School. Pediatrician and Professor of Pediatric Epidemiology, Erasmus MC, University Medical Center, Rotterdam, the Netherlands. Principal Investigator of the Generation R Study, a population-based prospective cohort study among 10,000 pregnant women and their children in Rotterdam, The Netherlands.

Dr. Maria Glymour, SM ’00, SD ’04, Professor, Epidemiology & Biostatistics, Department of Epidemiology and Biostatistics, University of California, San Francisco.


Dr. Albert Hofman, Stephen B. Kay Professor of Public Health and Clinical Epidemiology and Chair of the Department of Epidemiology at the Harvard Chan School.