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Redefining Public Health: Epidemiology and Social Stratification: Conversation with Sir Michael Marmot, Professor of Epidemiology and Public Health, University College, London; 3/18/02 by Harry Kreisler

This interview is part of the Institute's "Conversations with History" series, and uses Internet technology to share with the public Berkeley's distinction as a global forum for ideas.

Welcome to a Conversation with History. I'm Harry Kreisler of the Institute of International Studies. Our guest today is Sir Michael Marmot, who is head of the Department of Epidemiology and Public Health and Director of the International Center for Health and Society at University College London. He is the 2002 Hitchcock Lecturer on the Berkeley campus.

  1. Background ... influence of parents ... education ... medicine ... coming to Berkeley ... love of clinical work ... addressing the societal role in health ... impact of Berkeley ... impact of the sixties
  2. Epidemiology ... how an epidemiologists thinks ... individual vs. societal causation of disease ... influence of Jeffrey Rose and Leonard Syme
  3. The Whitehall Studies ... the social gradient ... implications for the study of disease in populations ... control over circumstances ... mind-body link ... stress ... learning from comparative studies
  4. Changing Society ... providing the evidence to policymakers ... deeper understanding of public health ... relation of health to sustainable development ... equitable solutions

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