Summary: Genetics. Biology. Early Life Experiences. Behaviours. Social Circumstances. Economics. Toxins in the Environments. When so many factors can predict health and disease, how can anyone make sense of it all? And are any more important than others? Dr. Rehkopf will describe a new type of approach to finding new social, behavioural and environmental influences on health that provide novel discoveries about health and dying.
Bio: Dr. Rehkopf is a social epidemiologist who studies how federal, state and local policies exacerbate or diminish social inequalities in health. He received is Masters degree in Public Health in Epidemiology and Biostatistics from University of California, Berkeley, and his PhD from the Harvard School of Public Health in the Department of Health and Social Behavior.