Li Ka Shing Building
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“Directions in Population Health Science: From Risks to Consequences”
Sandro Galea, MD, MPH, DrPH
Robert A. Knox Professor and Dean
Boston University School of Public Health
Please register here for Sandro Galea’s talk on February 14, 2017.
A fundamental charge of epidemiology is to improve population health through the identification of and intervention on those ‘risks’ for disease that generate the greatest harm. Yet population health science as a discipline today faces substantial challenges to its relevance, suggesting that we need to take a hard look at how our discipline approaches inquiry. The dominant guiding paradigm informing the quantitative population health science approach has been the risk factor approach, and the experiment as the gold standard for estimating causal effects of individual exposures.