Angela Go, 404-413-1083
Byrdine F. Lewis School of Nursing and Health Professions
John Steward, 404-413-1130
Program Manager, PUHR
ATLANTA –Sandro Galea, chair of the Department of Epidemiology at Columbia University’s Mailman School of Public Health, will present the annual Partnership for Urban Health Research (PUHR) lecture on Wednesday, April 18. The lecture is scheduled for 11:30 a.m. in the Student Center Speaker’s Auditorium.
Galea, a foremost expert in the discipline of urban health, conducts research on a range of mood-anxiety related mental health disorders, especially focusing on the role of substance abuse and the effects of traumatic events on a population’s mental health. In the wake of 9/11, he conducted numerous studies on the mental health of survivors, responders, and the general citizenry and authored 50 publications of his findings. Galea is often called on by the media to provide expertise on mental health issues among urban populations and has been featured in the New York Times, TIME magazine, NPR and NBC. In 2006, he was named one of TIME magazine’s epidemiology innovators.
Galea is the Anna Cheskis Gelman and Murray Charles Gelman Professor at the Mailman School of Public Health. He has published more than 300 scientific journal articles, 50 chapters and commentaries, and six books. Galea received a Robert Wood Johnson Health Policy Investigator Award for his innovative methodology in research population-related public health issues. He earned his M.D. from the University of Toronto, an M.P.H. from Harvard University and his Dr.P.H. from Columbia University.
PUHR, an interdisciplinary program housed in the Institute of Public Health, is charged with examining the urban environmental effects on the health and well-being of those who reside and work in the metropolitan Atlanta area. Efforts are focused on populations that bear a disproportionate burden of illness and disease using an interdisciplinary approach to research. Priority research topics for PUHR include chronic disease and aging, HIV/AIDs and other infectious diseases, injury and violence, and substance abuse and mental health.
This is the sixth annual PUHR lecture, which is free and open to the public. For more information or to RSVP for the event, please email email@example.com.
April 13, 2012