Beanfield Centre, North Lobby, Room 201, 105 Princes Blvd, Toronto
  • March 28, 2019 from 5:30pm to 7:30pm

Sicker, Fatter, Poorer: The Dalla Lana School of Public Health’s Alumni Association (PHAA) presents the 2019 In The Loop networking event and presentation featuring Dr. Leonardo Trasande, an internationally renowned leader in children’s environmental health.

5:30 pm: PHAA Reception Begins (Passed Appetizers and bar open)

6:00 pm: Opening Remarks and Presentation: Emerging Leader Health Award – Dean Adalsteinn Brown, Dalla Lana School of Public Health

6:10 pm : Welcome Remarks and Introduction of Keynote Speaker – Dr. Peter Donnelly, President and CEO, Public Health Ontario

6:15 pm: Dr. Leonardo Trasande Presentation: Sicker, Fatter, Poorer

7:00 pm: Q&A and Closing Remarks – Muhannad Malas (DLSPH Alumni), Program Manager: Toxics, Environmental Defence

7:20 pm: Post-Event Reception

About the Talk:

Dr. Leonardo Trasande, a pediatrician, professor, and world-renowned researcher, will explain how our everyday surroundings are making us sicker, fatter, and poorer. He uncovers evidence that helps to show how emerging health conditions result from endocrine-disrupting chemicals in our food, our homes, and our personal care products. He will also explore how industrializing companies need not sacrifice economic growth in exchange for rapid industrialization, and share his recommendations for how we can protect ourselves and fight back.

Leonardo Trasande’s (MD, MPP) research focuses on identifying the role of environmental exposures in childhood obesity and cardiovascular risks, and documenting the economic costs for policy makers of failing to prevent diseases of environmental origin in children proactively.  He also holds appointments in the Wagner School of Public Service and NYU’s College of Global Public Health.  He is perhaps best known for a series of studies published in Lancet Diabetes and Endocrinology and the Journal of Clinical Endocrinology and Metabolism that document disease costs due to endocrine disrupting chemicals in the US and Europe of $340 billion and €163 billion annually, respectively. Dr. Trasande leads one of 35 centers across the country as part of the National Institute of Health’s Environmental Influences on Child Health Outcomes program.  After receiving his bachelor, medical and public policy degrees from Harvard, he completed the Boston Combined Residency in Pediatrics and a legislative fellowship in the Office of Senator Hillary Rodham Clinton.