The ELEMENT Birth Cohort Study, and the Global Burden of Disease-Pollution, Climate and Health Initiative: Two Opportunities for New Collaborations

Friday, October 2 at 11:45am

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Join us for a webinar by Howard Hu, M.D., M.P.H., Sc.D., "The ELEMENT Birth Cohort Study, and the Global Burden of Disease-Pollution, Climate and Health Initiative: Two Opportunities for New Collaborations" on Friday, Oct. 2 at 11:45 am. 

This webinar will be presented over Zoom: https://bit.ly/HuSCEHSC

 

Dr. Hu joined the Keck School of Medicine's Department of Preventive Medicine as its chair in July 2020. In this webinar, he will describe the continuation of his work on NIH-funded environmental birth cohort research in the Early Life Exposures in Mexico to Environmental Toxicants project. He will also discuss his role in leading the Global Burden of Disease Project's Pollution, Climate and Health initiative, which aims to improve understanding of pollution’s “footprint” on the global burden of disease (with the door wide open to new collaborators at USC).

Dr. Hu began his academic career in the Department of Environmental Health at Harvard School of Public Health with a dual appointment at Harvard Medical School. In 2006, he was recruited as Chair and Professor to the Department of Environmental Health Sciences at University of Michigan School of Public Health, with dual appointments in Epidemiology and Medicine, where he held the endowed NSF International Chair. Hu was most recently the Founding Dean of the Dalla Lana School of Public Health at the University of Toronto, where he advanced a number of innovative initiatives involving healthy cities, big data for population health, the integration of the Institute for Health Policy Management and Evaluation as well as the Joint Centre for Bioethics into the School, and the establishment of the endowed Waakebiness-Bryce Institute for Indigenous Health.

 

Since 1990, Dr. Hu has led multi-institutional and international teams of scientists, students and fellows devoted to investigating the environmental, nutritional, social, psychosocial, genetic and epigenetic determinants of chronic disease and impaired child development in birth cohort and aging cohort studies around the world.

 

Please contact Vivian Lee (viv.lee@usc.edu) with any questions.

Event Type

Lecture / Talk / Workshop

Audience

Students, Alumni, Faculty/Staff

Campus

Health Sciences Campus

Department
Preventive Medicine
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