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Special Lecture: Can national policies transform the health and opportunities of youth? Data from 193 countries

SickKids Centre for Global Child Health

Thursday, 29 September 2016 at 12:00 PM (EDT)

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You are invited to a special lecture hosted by SickKids Centre for Global Child Health:

Thursday, September 29, 2016 

12 - 1 p.m.

Presentation Title: Can national policies transform the health and opportunities of youth? Data from 193 countries

Keynote Speaker: Dr. Jody Heymann, Dean of the Fielding School of Public Health at UCLA

Opening and Closing Remarks: Dr. Zulfiqar A. Bhutta, Robert Harding Chair in Global Child Health and Co-Director, SickKids Centre for Global Child Health

 

Speaker Biography:

 Jody Heymann Portrait

Jody Heymann, MD(Pediatrics), PhD. (Public Policy) is Dean of the Fielding School of Public Health at UCLA and Distinguished Professor of Epidemiology and of Health Policy and Management, Distinguished Professor of Medicine in the UCLA Geffen School of Medicine, and Distinguished Professor of Public Policy in the UCLA Luskin School of Public Affairs. She leads the WORLD Policy Analysis Center, the largest quantitative center examining the relationship between national policies in 193 countries and health and development outcomes. She has worked with government leaders in North America, Europe, Africa and Latin America, and a wide range of intergovernmental organizations including WHO, UNICEF, UNDESA, ILO, and UNESCO. In addition to Dr. Heymann’s award-winning global social policy research, she has led seminal studies on the risk of HIV transmission via breast milk to infants in Africa, the impact of HIV/AIDS on tuberculosis rates in Africa, and how labor conditions impact the health and welfare of families globally. Dr. Heymann held a Canada Research Chair in Global Health and Social Policy at McGill University where she was the founding director of the Institute for Health and Social Policy. While on the faculty at Harvard Medical School and the Harvard School of Public Health, she founded the Project on Global Working Families.  Dr. Heymann has authored and edited more than 300 publications, including 17 books. Selected titles include Changing Children’s Chances (Harvard University Press, 2013), Lessons in Educational Equality (Oxford University Press, 2012), Protecting Childhood in the AIDS Pandemic (Oxford University Press, 2012), Profit at the Bottom of the Ladder (Harvard Business Press, 2010), Forgotten Families (Oxford University Press, 2006), and Healthier Societies (Oxford University Press, 2006).  Dr. Heymann was elected to the US National Academy of Medicine in 2013 and the Canadian Academy of Health Sciences in 2012. 

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Peter Gilgan Centre for Research and Learning
686 Bay Street
Auditorium, second floor
Toronto, ON M5G 0A4
Canada

Thursday, 29 September 2016 at 12:00 PM (EDT)


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