Previous Seminars (Archive)

Estimating the Marginal Returns to a Hospital Birth: Evidence from Rainfall Shocks in India
- Seminar by Edward Okeke, MBBS, PhD
Monday, February 22, 2016
12:00PM - 1:00PM
Calit2 Auditorium
Edward Okeke, MBBS, PhD

High rates of pregnancy and childbirth-related mortality in developing countries have been linked to high rates of use of informal sources of childbirth care. Many of these deaths are believed to be preventable, leading to large investments in programs designed to promote use of formal care at the time of childbirth. These policies range from the benign, such as the distribution of cash transfers, to the punitive, such as... read more

Fear of Deportation and BMI on Salivary Uric Acid in Mexican-origin Mixed-Status Families in Phoenix, Arizona
- Seminar by Airín Denise Martinez, PhD
Monday, February 22, 2016
3:30 PM – 5:00 PM
SSPA Room 2112
Airín Denise Martinez, PhD

Qualitative and quantitative studies have demonstrated that Arizona’s SB 1070 produces negative psychosocial health among Latinos in Phoenix, but there is no work examining how this type of stress is related to Latino immigrants and their children’s physiology. Numerous studies have related adversity from family stress, racism, and poverty to increased chronic disease risk in children and adults. The presentation will report on... read more

Can Air Pollution be a Silent Killer in the Developing World? Case Studies of China and Uganda
- Seminar by Qingyu Meng, PhD
Monday, February 8, 2016
12:00PM - 1:00PM
Calit2 Auditorium
Qingyu Meng, PhD

Air pollution is a global public health concern. In the developing world, air pollution presents a particular threat to the health of millions of people in megacities that are growing in a fast, poorly planned, and unregulated manner. Air pollution research in the developing world will be illustrated with two studies: A pioneer air pollution assessment in Uganda and an indoor air intervention study in China. The pioneer air... read more

Healthy Societies, Healthy Individuals: The Impact of the Social Organization on Health Outcomes
- Seminar by Sigrun Olafsdottir
Monday, February 1, 2016
12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
Calit2 Auditorium
Sigrun Olafsdottir

Health outcomes and health inequalities are shaped by the interplay between individual characteristics and broader societal arrangements. At the individual level, factors such as social location, lifestyle choices, and use of health care impact health outcomes. At the national level, factors including access and quality of health care as well as social policies are likely to influence both health and health inequalities. Previous... read more

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