Angela Go, 404-413-1083
Institute of Public Health
ATLANTA —Georgia State University’s Institute of Public Health will host Sir Michael Marmot, a renowned international expert in health inequality, during a lecture from 11 a.m. to noon March 13.
The lecture, entitled “Social Determinants of Health,” will be held in the Senate Salon of the GSU Student Center, 44 Gilmer St., in Atlanta. A foremost researcher on the subject of health inequalities, Marmot has led the Whitehall Studies of British civil servants.
Marmot is the director of the University College London’s Institute of Health Equity. Knighted in 2000 by Queen Elizabeth II for services to epidemiology, he is also an honorary fellow of the British Academy
His groundbreaking Whitehall Studies examined social determinants of health, particularly for cardiovascular disease. Marmot’s research established that participants from the lower economic classes within the same employer had higher rates of chronic disease and death.
In addition to the Whitehall Studies, Marmot is involved with a number of other research projects on the social determinants of health disparities.
Contact email@example.com or 404-413-1130 for further information on Marmot’s visit.
March 9, 2012