Sandro Galea, MD, DrPH, Robert A. Knox Professor and Dean, Boston University School of Public Health.
In this September 19, 2017 video-recording for Science for the Public’s Working Science series, Dr. Galea discusses his new book Healthier: Fifty Thoughts on the Foundation of Population Health and his distinguished work in public health. His perspective and research are especially important in this era of widespread crisis affecting many populations. Crises such as environmental disasters, famine, epidemics, and displacement affect populations both physically and psychologically. Dr. Galea’s studies on population health focus on complexity: the connections between multiple factors in each case.
Dr. Galea was named one of TIME magazine’s epidemiology innovators and has been listed by Thomson Reuters as one of the “World’s Most Influential Scientific Minds” for the Social Sciences. He is past-president of the Society for Epidemiologic Research and an elected member of the National Academy of Medicine and of the American Epidemiological Society. Dr Galea has received several lifetime achievement awards for this research, including the Rema Lapouse Award from the American Public Health Association and the Robert S Laufer Award from the International Society for Traumatic Stress. Prior to his academic career in public health, Dr. Galea practiced emergency medicine in Canada and served in Somalia with Doctors Without Borders.