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What Should We Talk about When We Talk about Health?

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Tuesday, January 30, 2018

Sandro Galea, M.D., DrPH is an international leader in the field of public health. Here he discusses the numerous socio-economic factors that impact health, and also provides some comparisons between the cost of health and the state of health between the U.S. and other wealthy nations. Photo: By Thatcher Cook for PopTech [CC BY-SA 2.0 (https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/2.0)], via Wikimedia Commons

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Sandro Galea is Dean and the Robert A. Knox Professor at Boston University School of Public Health. Dr. Galea is one of the most widely-cited scholars in the social sciences. He has written extensively about the social causes of health, mental health, and trauma, especially the impacts related to mass trauma and conflict worldwide. He worked in Somalia with Doctors Without Borders before attending graduate school in the United States. Dr. Galea has served on the boards of prominent public health organizations, and he is an elected member of the National Academy of Medicine.
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