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Columbia: Fall Seminar Series on Chronic Disease

Columbia University Mailman School of Public Health is kicking off the Dean’s Fall Seminar Series on Chronic Disease with guest speaker Dr. Donald S. Burke, Distinguished University Professor of Health Science and Policy, Jonas Salk Chair in Population Health at the University of Pittsburgh; and Dr. Sara Abiola, Mailman assistant professor of health policy and management, whose work focuses on the effects of public health laws on population health and the politics of developing evidence-based public health laws. They will lead a discussion: “How Long Has This Been Going On? The Opioid Epidemic in Context“. The first seminar is September 17.

The seminar series, launched in 2012, focuses on one of today’s greatest public health challenges: the global epidemic of chronic diseases, including cancer, diabetes, heart disease, and the pandemic of obesity, among others. To foster discussion and innovation across the Mailman community the School offers talks by thought leaders outside of and among the Mailman School faculty on key questions such as the role of prevention and health preservation, how to reduce disparities, determining which policies and interventions will be most impactful and at what points in the life-course, and how to measure progress.

For information on these and past seminars, including links to readings and video, visit the Dean’s Seminar Series on Chronic Disease. The seminar series is open to the public.

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