Public Health Speaker Series unveils spring 2018 lineup

Public Health; Research

The Brown School at Washington University in St. Louis kicks off its Public Health Speaker Series with a talk emphasizing the connections between social factors and health, especially the role of housing inequity.

The series, which is held one Tuesday each month in Hillman Hall’s Clark-Fox Forum, serves to highlight leading voices on contemporary issues of public health.

The Brown School is thrilled to feature professor and author Colin Gordon, whose expertise brings further attention to important St. Louis topics. Gordon’s current project, Mapping Decline, is a digital, interactive mapping project based on his St. Louis research.

Additionally, Gordon has authored Growing Apart: A Political History of American Inequality (Institute for Policy Studies, 2013); Mapping Decline: St. Louis and the Fate of the American City (University of Pennsylvania Press, 2008); Dead on Arrival: The Politics of Health in Twentieth Century America (Princeton University Press, 2003), and New Deals: Business, Labor and Politics, 1920-1935 (Cambridge University Press, 1994.

The full spring 2018 series will be:

Tuesday, Feb. 13, 2018
12:00 – 1:00 p.m.
“Home Inequity: Race, Wealth, and Housing in St. Louis Since 1940”
Colin Gordon, PhD
Wendell Miller Professor of History, University of Iowa

Tuesday, March 6, 2018
12:00 – 1:00 p.m.
“Identifying and Addressing Patients’ Social and Economic Needs in the Context of Clinical Care”
Laura Gottlieb, MD, PhD
Director, Social Interventions Research and Evaluation Network (SIREN)
Center for Health & Community, University of California, San Francisco

Tuesday, April 17, 2018
12:00 – 1:00 p.m.
“Economic Empowerment Interventions for Adolescents Impacted by HIV/AIDS: Lessons from Sub-Saharan Africa”
Fred Ssewamala, PhD
Professor, Brown School at Washington University in St. Louis
Founding Director, International Center for Child Health and Development (ICHAD)
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