In light of the seemingly endless news of mass shootings in public places in the U.S., some say what's missing in the conversation is talking about gun violence as a public health issue.
To discuss further, Dr. Sandro Galea, dean of the Boston University School of Public Health, joined Morning Edition.
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When you think of health, what do you picture? A hospital? A doctor? This week on How to Change the World we're out to change your perception on what it really means to be "healthy".
We sit down with Dr. Sandro Galea, dean and professor at the Boston University School of Public Health, to talk about what it means to be healthy. Dr. Galea, one of Time Magazine's top scientific minds, brings together the social, economic and environmental conditions that lead to health in our conversation and in his new book Well: What we need to talk about when we talk about health.
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It’s safe to say that no one will live forever. And yet many of us are always on the lookout for anything that will stave off death just a little bit longer, while Silicon Valley talks about the potential for new technologies to “cure” aging. That’s according to Dr. Sandro Galea, the Robert A. Knox Professor and Dean of Boston University’s School of Public Health.
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In this presentation at Asia Society Hong Kong Center, Boston University's public health expert, Dr. Sandro Galea, talks about how to create a sustainable and wired city that promotes health in its residents.
Dr. Sandro Galea emphasizes the importance of context in biomedicine. He discusses the need to differentiate between what drives a population and what predicts an individual outcome. He utilizes Mario Balotelli, the Framingham study, and a study comparing fast food, activity level, and genetic
Sandro Galea is a doctor and epidemiologist who has researched the role of traumatic events in shaping population health; particularly the health of urban populations. "Ninety percent of people in this country will have a traumatic event in their lifetime."