International Conference on Public Health

International Conference on Socioeconomic Determinants and Consequences of Public Health

Academia Sinica in Taiwan and Washington University in St. Louis jointly organized an international conference on Socioeconomic Determinants and Consequences of Public Health. The conference was held on June 26-27, 2012, at Academia Sinica, followed by a one-day information tour on June 28.

The conference brought together researchers studying the effects and causes of public health, particularly in the following areas: health and health care over the life course, infectious diseases and socioeconomic development. Edward Lawlor (Dean of the Brown School of Social Work) gave opening and closing addresses along with Chien-Jen Chen of Academia Sinica. Graham Colditz (McDonnell Academy Ambassador to the University of Queensland, the Niess-Gain Professor of Surgery, Professor of Medicine) and Ping Wang (McDonnell Academy Ambassador to Chinese University of Hong Kong, the Seigle Family Professor in Arts & Sciences) were Organizational Committee Co-chairs. Nancy Morrow-Howell (McDonnell Academy Ambassador to University of Hong Kong, the Ralph and Muriel Pumphrey Professor of Social Work) was one of the Program Committee members. Tuan-Hua David Ho (McDonnell Academy Ambassador to National Taiwan University, Professor in the Plant Biology, Developmental Biology and Molecular Genetics programs) was one of the steering committee members.