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16th Annual Huber Population Lecture to feature Bruce Link, UC Riverside & Columbia University

February 27, 2024

16th Annual Huber Population Lecture to feature Bruce Link, UC Riverside & Columbia University

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The 16th Annual Huber Population Lecture will feature Dr. Bruce Link, UC Riverside, Distinguished Professor of Public Policy and Sociology & Columbia University, Mailman School of Public Health, Professor Emeritus, Epidemiology and Sociomedical Sciences.

The talk will take place on Friday, April 5th in Pfhal 202 from 3:00-4:30pm, with reception immediately following.

Please register to  attend in-person. 

The talk will also be shown on zoom using the IPR Seminar Zoom link. Register in advance to view on zoom.

The title of the talk is "The Growth and Development of Fundamental Cause Theory as an Explanation for the Persistence of Health Inequities".

Dr. Bruce Link, a sociologist, is a research scientist at New York State Psychiatric Institute, in addition to his responsibilities at the Mailman School. Dr. Link's interests are centered on topics in psychiatric and social epidemiology. He has written on the connection between socioeconomic status and health, homelessness, violence, stigma, and discrimination. With Jo Phelan, he has advanced the theory of social conditions as fundamental causes of disease.

Currently he is conducting research aimed at understanding health disparities by race/ethnicity and socioeconomic status, the consequences of social stigma for people with mental illnesses, and the connection between mental illnesses and violent behaviors. He is the director of the Psychiatric Epidemiology Training Program, the director of the Center for Violence Research and Prevention and a director of the Robert Wood Johnson Health and Society Scholars Program at Columbia University.

Student and Faculty members interested in meeting with the guest, please sign up: Sign Up Sheet