Dean Michelle Williams pens op-ed on social isolation as public health issue & cites Nations at Risk colloquium

In today’s Boston Globe, Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health Dean and Pop Center faculty member Michelle Williams co-authors editorial on role that loneliness and social isolation play in “deaths of despair” as described by Professor Sir Angus Deaton at the recent Nations at Risk colloquium.

Nations at Risk colloquium explores ‘deaths of despair’ and ‘dreams of a fairer world’

Nobel-Prize winning economist Professor Sir Angus Deaton and University College London Professor Sir Michael Marmot delivered powerful presentations to a full room at the Joseph B. Martin Conference Center at the Harvard Medical School—as well as to a live online audience—on Friday, April 13, 2018.  The event, co-sponsored by the Harvard Center for Population and Development Studies and the PhD Program in Population Health Sciences at the Harvard T.H. Chan School…

Special population health colloquium with Professor Sir A. Deaton and Professor Sir M. Marmot to be streamed live

Renowned scholars Professor Sir Angus Deaton and Professor Sir Michael Marmot will be featured speakers at our upcoming special colloquium Nations at Risk: The Changing Distributions of Population Health on Friday, April 13, 2018, from 2–5 p.m. Although seating will be limited, the event will be streamed live.

Videos of Speaker Presentations at 50th Anniversary Symposium

In honor of its 50th anniversary, the Harvard Pop Center recently held a symposium titled Reimagining Societies in the Face of Demographic Change that featured presentations by Julio Frenk, Lisa Berkman, Babatunde Osotimehin, Jack Rowe, and Sir Michael Marmot, as well as a panel discussion including Pop Center Associate Director David Canning and faculty members Amitabh Chandra, SV Subramanian (Subu), and Mary Waters. Video recordings of these presentations and discussions are…