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Evidence Based Policy Making

December 9th @ 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Virtual In Person
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The 174th Cutter Lecture on Preventive Medicine
Sponsored by the Department of Epidemiology

Speaker:

Prof. Dr. Karl Lauterbach
Federal Minister of Health, Germany
Adjunct Professor
Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health

Abstract:

We live in an age of accelerating change of our natural, technological as well as social environment. At the same time as climate change is putting at risk our very conditions of living, new technology provides the means for coping with many challenges, climate change included. The accelaration of changes of our natural and technological environment makes it mandatory that scientific and technological advances are introduced into public policy making, both more reliably and faster.  Epidemiology is a central methodology for many of the scientific questions that need to be addressed, gaining eminent importance. I will try to give examples how this challenge is dealt with, from personal experience and with examples of the current German government policy making.

 

 

Details

Date: December 9th
Time: 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Calendars: Public Events, School-wide Events
Event types: Lectures / Seminars / Forums

Venue

Location: Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health, Snyder Auditorium (Kresge G1), 677 Huntington Avenue, Boston, MA 02115
Virtual In Person