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BU: The Global Socioeconomic Context of Chronic Diseases on Wednesday, October 23

Public health research has made critical contributions to our understanding of the social context and causes of disease and health. These exposures and causes which constitute the social exposome are so impactful and pervasive that their consequences are often multigenerational and global. This talk will explore how socioeconomic exposures and policies are increasingly crossing boundaries and driving multiple risk factors for and inequities in noncommunicable diseases and mental health in the U.S. and around the world. The talk will then examine the implications for research and policy in a world where we dare to imagine better counterfactuals for our health and lives.