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Difference and Media Project and Citizen Science Program present

Social Epidemiology of Racial/Ethnic Health Disparities in the United States

Presented by Enrique Rodriguez Pouget

Monday, September 16, 2013

[Social Epidemiology of Racial/Ethnic Health Disparities in the United States]
Since the 1980s several branches of the federal government have suggested that achieving equality in health outcomes among racial/ethnic groups is an important goal of public health. In this talk we will explore why this is important, and discuss how we can determine the extent of progress.

The objectives of this discussion will include:

1. Identifying the historical underpinnings of social epidemiology

2. Describing the distribution of health and longevity across racial/ethnic groups in the United States

3. Examining social determinants of health

4. Discussing strategies to reduce and eliminate disparities

Enrique Rodriguez Pouget is a public health scientist and epidemiologist who focuses on social and behavioral factors related to HIV transmission and drug use. He was awarded his Ph.D. in Public Health and Epidemiology, specializing in chronic disease epidemiology, from the Yale School of Public Health in 2009. His research areas have also included racial/ethnic health disparities and population health, infectious disease epidemiology, and psychiatric epidemiology. His focus has often been on quantitative methods and analysis, including measurement development and mixed-effects modeling. Dr. Pouget is currently Principal Investigator on "The Measures Project" (a study developing measures of the linkages between individual behaviors and social structures related to HIV risk) in the Institute for Infectious Disease Research at the National Development and Research Institutes in New York City.

For more information, call 845-752-2369, or e-mail asavage@bard.edu.

Location: Reem-Kayden Center Laszlo Z. Bito '60 Auditorium