On Friday, March 23, Dr. Sandro Galea, Robert A. Knox professor and dean at Boston University School of Public Health, will deliver a lecture as part of the college’s Dean’s Seminar Series. In the lecture “What should we talk about when we talk about health?” Galea will discuss challenges surrounding our current approaches to health conversations and the difficulty of changing the national public health narrative. The event is free and open to the public.
Formed in recognition of the College’s accreditation by the Council on Education for Public Health, the Dean’s Seminar Series brings internationally renowned scholars and practitioners to campus for discussions on pressing issues facing an ever-expanding field of public health.
Galea is a member of the National Academy of Medicine and the American Epidemiological Society, as well as the former president of the Society for Epidemiological Research. A physician and epidemiologist, Galea focuses his research on social and psychiatric epidemiology, specifically the behavioral health consequences of trauma. With over 700 published scientific journal articles and 13 books, Galea was featured in Time magazine as an epidemiology innovator and was named one of the “World’s Most Influential Scientific Minds” by Thomson Reuters. His most recent book, “Healthier: Fifty Thoughts on the Foundations of Population Health,” was published in 2017.
He regularly contributes to the Wall Street Journal, The Boston Globe and The New York Times, and his work has been cited by NPR and BBC. Galea has received the Rema Lapouse Award from the American Public Health Association and the Robert S. Laufer, Ph.D., Memorial Award from the International Society for Traumatic Stress Studies, among other honors.