PSTC Seminar Room 205
Lisa Berkman, Director, Harvard Center for Population and Development Studies and Thomas D. Cabot Professor of Public Policy, Epidemiology, and Global Health and Population, Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health
This presentation will focus on the changing demographic workforce on the U.S. and workplace conditions. Results from studies in the U.S. and those with a cross country comparison with UK and European studies will be discussed.
Dr. Berkman is the Director of the Harvard Center for Population and Development Studies (HCPDS) and the Thomas D. Cabot Professor of Public Policy, Epidemiology, and Global Health and Population at the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health. She is an internationally recognized social epidemiologist whose work focuses extensively on social and policy influences on population health. Her research is aimed at understanding inequalities in health related to socioeconomic status, different racial and ethnic groups, and social networks, support and isolation.
Dr. Berkman is the principal investigator of the Health and Aging Study in Africa: A Longitudinal Study of an INDEPTH Community in South Africa (HAALSI), a program project funded by the National Institute on Aging. HAALSI aims to study the social, economic and behavior drivers and consequences of HIV and non-communicable diseases in an aging population in Agincourt, South Africa.
She is currently a Board member of the Population Association of America, past president of the American Population Centers and a member of the National Academy of Medicine. She has been actively involved since 1994 on the GAZEL study, a cohort of 20,000 French employees of EDF-GDF, the large natural gas-electric company. She is author or co-author of several books and 300 publications/chapters. In 2003, she co-edited (with Ichiro Kawachi) Social Epidemiology, a groundbreaking textbook on this burgeoning field. A second edition was published in 2014 with co-authors Kawachi and Maria Glymour. Currently, she is the principle investigator of the Work and Well-being Study, a study involving workplace practices and employee and family health.
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