Watson Institute for International and Public Affairs
Taubman Center

Social Determinants of Health: Law and Public Policy

Tuesday, February 28, 2012

4 p.m. – 5:30 p.m.

Salomon Center, Room 001

A seminar series exploring how where you live, work and play impacts your health, and what policy makers should do about it. The first of this three-part series is titled "Understanding the Social Determinants of Health."

Keynote speaker:
Rhode Island Lieutenant Governor Elizabeth Roberts


Dolores Acevedo-Garcia, PhD

Samuel F. and Rose B. Gingold Professor of Human Development and Social Policy; Director, Institute for Child, Youth and Family Policy, Heller School for Social Policy and Management, Brandeis University


Eric Loucks, PhD

Assistant Professor, Epidemiology, Division of Biology and Medicine, Brown University


Lauren A. Smith, MD, MPH

Medical Director, Massachusetts Department of Public Health

Subsequent seminars:
March 13, 2012
"Law and Social Determinants: Legal Interventions to Address Health Disparities"

April 11, 2012
"Health in All Policies: Designing Cross-Sector Policies to Improve Health"