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Event Date: 2015-11-16       Event Time: 6 pm - 7:30 pm

Event Title: Global Psych Dinner: Dr. Sandro Galea: "Trauma, Violence, and the Health of Global Populations"

Location: MGH Bulfinch 225 (Trustees Room)

Description: Dr. Sandro Galea, MD, MPH, DrPH is a physician, epidemiologist, and Dean and Professor at the Boston University School of Public Health. Prior to his appointment at Boston University, Dr Galea served as the Anna Cheskis Gelman and Murray Charles Gelman Professor and Chair of the Department of Epidemiology at the Columbia University Mailman School of Public Health, where he launched several new educational initiatives and substantially increased its focus on chronic, infectious, injury, lifecourse, psychiatric, and social epidemiology. He previously held academic and leadership positions at the University of Michigan and at the New York Academy of Medicine.

In his own scholarship, Dr Galea is centrally interested in the social production of health of urban populations, with a focus on the causes of brain disorders, particularly common mood-anxiety disorders and substance abuse. He has long had a particular interest in the consequences of mass trauma and conflict worldwide, including as a result of the September 11 attacks, Hurricane Katrina, conflicts in sub- Saharan Africa, and the American wars in Iraq and Afghanistan.

Dr. Galea has published over 500 scientific journal articles, 50 chapters and commentaries, and 9 books.