Ichiro Kawachi, MD, PhD
Professor of Social Epidemiology, Harvard University

Neighborhood Influences on Health:
What Do We Need to Know?

March 24, 2006
12:00 - 1:30 PM

Colonial Penn Center Auditorium

Slides

Biosketch:
Ichiro Kawachi is Professor of Social Epidemiology and Director of the Harvard Center for Society and Health at the Harvard School of Public Health. Kawachi received his MD and PhD degrees from the University of Otago, New Zealand. He has taught at the Harvard School of Public Health since 1992.

Kawachi has published nearly 300 papers on the social and economic determinants of population health. He was the co-editor (with Lisa Berkman) of the first textbook on Social Epidemiology, published by Oxford University Press in 2000, and currently in its 5 th printing. His most recent books include The Health of Nations with Bruce Kennedy (The New Press, 2002) and Neighborhoods and Health with Lisa Berkman (Oxford University Press, 2003). He is the editor (with Sarah Wamala, of the Swedish National Institute of Public Health) of a forthcoming book on Globalization and Health (Oxford University Press).

Kawachi currently serves as the Senior Editor (Social Epidemiology) of the international journal Social Science & Medicine, as well as an Editor of the American Journal of Epidemiology. He has served as a consultant to the Pan-American Health Organization/WHO and the World Bank. Most recently, he served as Special Advisor to the Measurement Knowledge Network of the WHO Commission on Social Determinants of Health.


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