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About the Speaker:
Sandro Galea (Dean, Boston University)
Sandro Galea, a physician, epidemiologist, and author, is dean and Robert A. Knox Professor at Boston University School of Public Health. He previously held academic and leadership positions at Columbia University, the University of Michigan, and the New York Academy of Medicine. He has published extensively in the peer-reviewed literature, and is a regular contributor to a range of public media, about the social causes of health, mental health, and the consequences of trauma.
He has been listed as one of the most widely cited scholars in the social sciences. He is chair of the board of the Association of Schools and Programs of Public Health and past president of the Society for Epidemiologic Research and of the Interdisciplinary Association for Population Health Science. He is an elected member of the National Academy of Medicine.
Galea has received several lifetime achievement awards. Galea holds a medical degree from the University of Toronto, graduate degrees from Harvard University and Columbia University, and an honorary doctorate from the University of Glasgow.
TEDxGateway Webinar: Sandro Galea (Dean, Boston University) in conversation with Ralph Simon (Founder, Mobilium Global)
Webinar Series: Future of Healthcare
Webinar Topic: Redefining the Role of Medicine for a Better Future
About the webinar:
We care about our health and we care about our children’s health. As a society, we invest an enormous amount of money on our health, and yet, we are not as healthy as we should be. How can we change that? How can we make our health, “our lane” and not a product of the healthcare system?
More and more countries are investing in better healthcare to look after the sick population but the future of our health also relies on the core infrastructure of different societies around the world. From stable housing, fair wages, gender equity to limiting violence, clean air, freshwater etc, the way our societies are built will determine how healthy we actually are and how reliant we are on the healthcare system.
Doctors, nurses, and all health professionals need to embrace their responsibility as the voice of health, to embrace a role in speaking for the forces around us that generate health. This is a departure from our traditional role, but a forward-looking approach to thinking about the role of medicine in the coming decades.
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