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Public Seminars

Global Disability Research Group Seminar Series

focusing on cross-disciplinary global disability research.
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Global Health (IGH) Symposia

Members of the department contribute to IGH public meetings which bring together expertise on global health issues from all faculties within UCL.
Contact: Sarah Ball, Tel: (internal x82 72 2352)

2010 Seminar Series

Speaker: Professor Ana Diez Roux, University of Michigan

Title: 'Investigating the multilevel determinants of cardiovascular disease: examples of ongoing work from the MESA Neighborhood and Stress studies'

Date & Time: Friday 19 November - 1pm-2pm

Venue: G37 & G38

Abstract:

This presentation will review selected findings and ongoing work on the social patterning of cardiovascular disease from the MESA Neighborhood and MESA Stress studies, two population based studies linked to thelongitudinal Multi-Ethic Study of Atherosclerosis. These studies focus on understanding the role of neighborhood context on cardiovascular disease and its risk factors and the mediating role of behaviors and stress biomarkers. Future research directions, including the use of simulation and complex systems modelling will also be briefly reviewed.

Ana Diez Roux, MD Ph.D., is a professor of epidemiology and director of the Center for Social Epidemiology and Population Health in the School of Public Health, a research professor in the Survey Research Center in theInstitute for Social Research, and director of the Robert Wood Johnson Health and Society Scholars Program at the University of Michigan.

Dr. Diez Roux has been an international leader in the investigation of the social determinants of health, the application of multilevel analysis in health research, and the study of neighborhood health effects.  Her research areas include social epidemiology and health disparities, environmental health effects, urban health, psychosocial factors in health, and cardiovascular disease epidemiology.  Recent areas of work include social environment-gene interactions and the use of complex systems approaches in population health.

Diez Roux serves on numerous national review and advisory committees and was awarded the Wade Hampton Frost Award for her contributions to public health by the American Public Health Association. She was elected to the Institute of Medicine in 2009.

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