NIMHD Director’s Seminar Series
January 2019

Dr. Sandro Galea


Sandro Galea, M.D., M.P.H., Dr.P.H.
Robert A. Knox Professor
Professor of Epidemiology
School of Public Health
Boston University


Lipsett Amphitheater (Building 10)
National Institutes of Health
Bethesda, Maryland


Tuesday, January 22, 2019


3:00 p.m. - 4:30 p.m. ET


The National Institute on Minority Health and Health Disparities is pleased to welcome Dr. Sandro Galea as the next NIMHD Director’s Seminar Series speaker. Dr. Galea will speak on “Health, Not Healthcare: What We Need to Talk About When We Talk About Health.”

The objectives of Dr. Galea’s presentation will include an understanding of the following:

  • We pay substantial attention to healthcare in the United States; as a result, we have a mismatch between attention paid to health and our health outcomes.
  • In large part, this mismatch is because we do not pay sufficient attention to the forces that influence health.
  • Place, power, money, race, the past, compassion, and other forces are inevitable drivers of health, and how we need to talk about them all if we are to improve our health.

Sandro Galea, a physician, epidemiologist, and author, is Dean and Robert A. Knox Professor at Boston University School of Public Health. He previously held academic and leadership positions at Columbia University, the University of Michigan, and the New York Academy of Medicine. He has published more than 750 scientific journal articles, 50 chapters, and 13 books, and his research has been featured extensively in current periodicals and newspapers. His latest book, Healthier: Fifty Thoughts on the Foundations of Population Health, was published by Oxford University Press in 2017. Fortune Magazine called it “the book everyone interested in health must read.” Dr. Galea holds a medical degree from the University of Toronto and graduate degrees from Harvard University and Columbia University. He also holds an honorary doctorate from the University of Glasgow. Dr. Galea was named one of Time magazine’s epidemiology innovators and has been listed as one of the “World’s Most Influential Scientific Minds.” He is the past president of the Society for Epidemiologic Research and of the Interdisciplinary Association for Population Health Science. He is an elected member of the National Academy of Medicine and the American Epidemiological Society. Dr. Galea has received several lifetime achievement awards, including the Rema Lapouse Award from the American Public Health Association and the Robert S. Laufer Memorial Award from the International Society for Traumatic Stress Studies. He is a regular contributor to, and his work is regularly featured in, a range of public media.

Additional Information:

There is limited parking on the NIH campus. The closest Metro is Medical Center. NIH Campus shuttle service is available from the metro for NIH employees and visitor. Please allow adequate time for security check. The seminar will be videocast and made available in the NIH Video archives and on the NIMHD website after the seminar. Sign language interpreters will be provided. Individuals with disabilities who need reasonable accommodation to participate should contact Edgar Dews at 301-402-1366 or the Federal Relay at 1-800-877-8339.