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The role of epidemiology in population mental health in the 21st century

24 April 2019, 1:30 pm–2:30 pm

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The role of epidemiology in population mental health in the 21st century: history, current progress, future directions

Event Information

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Organiser

Berni Courtney

Location

Seminar Room, Wing A
Maple House
149 Tottenham Court Road
London
W1T 7NF

Abstract

The evidence that population mental health is deteriorating in many countries is expanding, with increases in depression and anxiety, suicide, and drug-related harms, especially among young adults. The field of epidemiology is well poised to be the science that elucidates the drivers of these increases. Dr. Keyes will focus on the emerging trends in epidemiological research and theory as entry points and barriers to understanding etiology, especially in how these trends have shaped the research questions that we ask and how we answer them. Using examples from psychiatric epidemiology, substance use, as well as seminal historical examples in epidemiological research, Dr. Keyes will frame how the emerging field of population health science and form the foundation of critically needed improvements in population mental health.

About the Speaker

Dr Katherine Keyes

at Columbia University's Mailman School of Public Health