Location
209 Victoria Street, 2nd floor
Dates
  • November 4, 2014 from 2:30pm to 3:30pm

Traumatic events are one of the most common human experiences and have substantial health consequences. However, our understanding of the consequences of traumatic events has been limited by a perspective that has typically been focused on traumatic events in individuals.  In this presentation we shall discuss a population-based approach to traumatic events and their consequences, review the state-of-the-science in the field, and consider implications for mitigating the consequences of traumatic events in populations.

These rounds will be of broad interest to practitioners and scientists with interests in mental health, epidemiology, public health, global health, and many other disciplines. Please circulate widely. The rounds are open to all.

About Dr. Sandro Galea

Dr. Galea is a physician, epidemiologist and the Anna Cheskis Gelman and Murray Charles Gelman Professor and Chair of the Department of Epidemiology at the Columbia University Mailman School of Public Health. He is interested in the social production of health of urban populations. His work explores innovative cells-to-society approaches to population health questions.  His primary focus is on the causes of brain disorders, particularly common mood-anxiety disorders and substance abuse.  He has long had a particular interest in the consequences of mass trauma and conflict worldwide, including as a result of the September 11 attacks, Hurricane Katrina, conflicts in sub-Saharan Africa, and the American wars in Iraq and Afghanistan. 

Questions? Please email Rebecca Cheff (cheffr@smh.ca).