4:30 to 5:30 pm (reception to follow)
UCSF Mission Bay Campus
Mission Hall 1401/1402
550 16th Street, San Francisco
Global Population Health: Why the Environment Matters
Tracey J. Woodruff, PhD, MPH
Professor and Director, Program on Reproductive Health and the Environment (PRHE)
Division of Maternal-Fetal Medicine, Dept. of Obstetrics, Gynecology and Reproductive Sciences
The increasing burden of chronic diseases in both developed and developing countries, including cancer, heart disease and obesity, are wiping out gains made from decreases in communicable disease. Environmental factors, including increases in global chemical and pesticide use and climate change raise new threats to population health. Recent analyses find environmental factors are the biggest contributor to mortality worldwide. Dr. Woodruff will discuss the contemporary science of environmental influences on health and how multidisciplinary approaches are being used to prevent harmful exposures and improve health globally.
Join us for this presentation on Global Population Health: Why the Environment Matters followed by a discussion with Dr. Woodruff, IGHS Executive Director Jaime Sepulveda, and IGHS master's student, Janelli Vallin.