SPECIAL EVENT — Nations at Risk: The Changing Distributions of Population Health Colloquium

The Harvard Center for Population and Development Studies, in collaboration with the PhD Program in Population Health Sciences at the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health, was pleased to welcome two renowned scholars who shared their insights into how economic and social inequalities impact health and well-being. See photos from the event.

Professor Sir Angus Deaton

Professor Sir Angus Deaton is a Senior Scholar and the Dwight D. Eisenhower Professor of Economics and International Affairs Emeritus at the Woodrow Wilson School of Public & International Affairs and the Economics Department at Princeton University. In 2015, he was awarded the Nobel Memorial Prize in Economic Sciences for his analysis of consumption, poverty, and welfare.

Professor Sir Michael Marmot

Professor Sir Michael Marmot is Professor of Epidemiology and Public Health at University College London where he serves as director of The UCL Institute of Health Equity. He chaired the Commission on Social Determinants of Health (CSDH) that was established by the World Health Organization in 2005, and produced the comprehensive Closing the Gap in a Generation report in August 2008.

With additional commentary by:

  • Lisa Berkman, Director, Harvard Center for Population and Development Studies; and Director, PhD Program in Population Health Sciences, Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health.
  • Michelle Williams, Dean of the Faculty, Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health.
  • Jason Beckfield, Associate Director, Harvard Center for Population and Development Studies; and Professor of Sociology and Chair of the Sociology Department, Harvard University.

Friday, April 13, 2018, 2:00-5:00 PM

Joseph B. Martin Conference Center at Harvard Medical School
77 Avenue Louis Pasteur, Boston, MA 02115

Program

2:00: Welcome remarks by Lisa Berkman, director, Harvard Center for Population and Development Studies, and faculty director, PhD program in Population Health Sciences, Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health
2:07: Opening remarks and introduction of Professor Sir Angus Deaton and Professor Sir Michael Marmot by Harvard Chan School Dean Michelle Williams
2:15: Angus Deaton presentation entitled Inequality and the Deaths of Despair
3:00: Michael Marmot presentation entitled Social Justice and the Health Gap
3:45: Facilitated discussion between Deaton and Marmot moderated by Jason Beckfield, Harvard Professor of Sociology, and associate director, Harvard Center for Population and Development Studies
4:30: Closing remarks by Lisa Berkman
4:30: Reception outside rotunda until 5:00

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