Cutter Lecture & Symposium


Since 1912, the Cutter Lecture on Preventive Medicine has been one of the most respected institutionalized lectures in the fields of preventive medicine and Epidemiology. The Cutter lectures are administered by the Department of Epidemiology at the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health under the terms of the bequest from John Clarence Cutter, MD a graduate of the Harvard Medical School. In his will Dr. Cutter specified that the lectures should concern preventive medicine, should be delivered in Boston and should be free to the medical profession and the press.

The changing character of public health interests is reflected in the history of the Cutter lectures, but all have remained dedicated to enhancing the physical and social welfare of the world’s population.

The lecturers themselves have come from a variety of countries and fields of interest. While the majority of lecturers have been either American or British, many of the other European countries are represented, as well as the continents of Asia and Africa. Lecturers have been some of the most distinguished public health scientists, researchers and professionals, including the founders of modern Epidemiology and Nobel Prize recipients.


The 5th Cutter Symposium: Epidemiology and Racism

Friday, May 14, 2021
3:00- 4:00 PM EST
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The 172nd Cutter Lecture in Preventive Medicine

Friday, May 14, 2021
4:15- 5:15 PM EST
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See full schedule of events below


        Schedule for The 5th Cutter Symposium: Epidemiology and Racism

Friday, May 14, 2021
3:00- 4:00 PM

Welcome by Albert Hofman, MD, PhD
Stephen B. Kay Family Professor of Public Health and Clinical Epidemiology
Chair, Department of Epidemiology, Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health

3:00PM       Covid-19: A Tutorial on Racism

David Williams

David R. Williams, PhD                                                                                               
Florence Sprague Norman and Laura Smart Norman Professor of Public
Health, Chair, Department of Social and Behavioral Sciences                   

Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health 

 

 

3:20PM      Reducing Racial Disparities in the Criminal Justice System 

Will Dobbie

Will Dobbie, PhD
Professor of Public Policy
Harvard Kennedy School 

 

 

 

3:40PM      Epidemiology, Structural Racism, & the Two-Edged Sword of Data: Structural Problems Require Structural Solutions                                                                                

Nancy Krieger, PhD                                                                                              Nancy Krieger
Professor of Social Epidemiology
Department of Social and Behavioral Sciences
Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health 

 

                                                                                                                             

 



Schedule for The 17
2nd Cutter Lecture in Preventive Medicine                

Welcome by Albert Hofman, MD, PhD
Stephen B. Kay Family Professor of Public Health and Clinical Epidemiology
Chair, Department of Epidemiology, Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health

Introduction by Dean Michelle Williams, Sc.D.
Dean of the Faculty, Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health
Angelopoulos Professor in Public Health and International Development,
Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health and Harvard Kennedy School

4:15PM      To Race with the World:  John Henryism and the Health of Black Americans      

Sherman A. James, PhD
Susan B. King Distinguished Professor EmeritusSherman James
Sanford School of Public Policy
Duke University 

 

 


5:15PM
       Cutter Plaque Presentation and Close


 

Harvard Oxford Program in Epidemiology (HOPE) Mini-Symposium

Rapid Testing for COVID-19: Does it Have a Role in COVID Control?

Thursday, February 25, 2021

9:00-10:30AM EST/2:00-3:30PM GMT

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9:00AM: Welcome and Introduction

Albert Hofman, MD, PhD
Stephen B. Kay Family Professor of Public Health and Clinical Epidemiology
Chair, Department of Epidemiology, Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health

9:05AM: COVID-19 Testing: Where Science, Policy and Regulation Collide

Michael Mina, MD, PhD
Assistant Professor of Epidemiology
Department of Epidemiology, Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health

9:30AM: Discussant

David Hunter, MBBS, ScD
Richard Doll Professor of Epidemiology and Medicine Nuffield Department of Population Health, University of Oxford; Vincent L. Gregory Professor in Cancer Prevention, Emeritus Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health

9:35AM: Can Lateral Flow Tests Be Used to Identify Non-Infectious Individuals?

Tim Peto, PhD
Professor of Medicine
Co-Leader for the Infection Theme of the Oxford Biomedical Research Center
Nuffield Department of Medicine, University of Oxford

10:00AM: Discussant

Marc Lipsitch, D.Phil
Professor of Epidemiology
Department of Epidemiology, Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health

10:05AM: Questions and General Discussion

10:25AM: Closing Remarks