12.10.2016 bis 12.10.2016

IPH-Lecture: New directions in population health science: from risks to consequences

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Professor Sandro Galea, Boston University School of Public Health

Prof. Sandro Galea
Prof. Sandro Galea

Das Institut für Public Health (IPH) startet mit der Vorlesung von Prof. Galea eine neue Vorlesungsreihe. Das IPH wird in regelmäßigen Abständen ausgewählte Experten nach Berlin einladen, um über aktuelle Themen aus den Bereichen Public Health und Population Health zu sprechen.

New directions in population health sciences: from risks to consequences

A fundamental charge of epidemiology is to improve population health through the identification of and intervention on those 'risks' for disease that generate the greatest harm. Yet population health science as a discipline today faces substantial challenges to its relevance, suggesting that we need to take a hard look at how our discipline approaches inquiry. The dominant guiding paradigm informing the quantitative population health science approach has been the risk factor approach, and the experiment as the gold standard for estimating causal effects of individual exposures. Prof. Galea advocates for a shift in focus to one driven by the consequence of our measures and actions. He encourages discussion of the core values of a population health science, and articulates how reframing the research questions that we ask and the manner through which we answer them may inform the next generation of consequential population health science.

Sandro Galea is the Robert A. Knox Professor and Dean at the Boston University School of Public Health. Professor Galea is primarily interested in the social production of health of urban populations, with a focus on the causes of brain disorders and substance abuse. Moreover, he focuses on developing innovative teaching modules and moving population health sciences from risk factor evaluations to consequences. He has published over 600 scientific journal articles, has been named one of TIME magazine's epidemiology innovators, and has been listed by Thomson Reuters as one of the "World's Most Influential Scientific Minds" for the Social Sciences.
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Professor Sandro Galea, Boston University School of Public Health


Institut für Public Health - Charité Universitätsmedizin Berlin


12. Oktober 2016
16:15 Uhr - 19:00 Uhr
Im Anschluss an die Vorlesung wird es einen kleinen Empfang geben.


Charité Campus Mitte


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Tanja Wilson (tanja.wilson(at)

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