On Friday, March 23, Temple University College of Public Health will host a talk given by Dr. Sandro Galea, Robert A. Knox Professor and dean at Boston University School of Public Health, as part of the college’s Dean’s Seminar Series. In the talk “What should we talk about when we talk about health?” Dr. Galea will discuss challenges in our approaches to health conversations, explore alternative conversations about population health, and consider obstacles in shifting the national narrative. The event is free and open to the public.
Dr. Galea is a member of the National Academy of Medicine and the American Epidemiological Society, as well as the former president of the Society for Epidemiological Research. A physician and epidemiologist, Dr. Galea’s research focuses on social and psychiatric epidemiology, specifically the behavioral health consequences of trauma. He has more than 700 publications, including 13 books, and was named one of the “World’s Most Influential Scientific Minds” by Thomson Reuters; his writing regularly appears in both scientific journals and outlets such as The New York Times, Wall Street Journal, and Harvard Business Review. He has received the Rema Lapouse Award from the American Public Health Association and the Robert S. Laufer, PhD, Memorial Award from the International Society for Traumatic Stress Studies, among other honors.
Formed in recognition of the College’s accreditation by the Council on Education for Public Health, the Dean’s Seminar Series brings internationally renowned scholars and practitioners to Temple University for discussions on pressing issues facing an ever-expanding field of public health.