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2017

Gene

When It Comes to Health, Does Zip Code Matter More than Genetic Code?

May 31, 2017

A range of powerful evidence shows unequivocally that where you live, as well as your social circumstances, play a huge role in your health. This was the message delivered by Anthony B. Iton, MD, JD, MPH, Senior Vice President of Healthy Communities at the California Endowment, in a lecture April 18 at the University of Maryland School of Medicine (UM SOM). Full story


2016

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Program in Health Disparities and Population Health at University of Maryland School of Medicine Moving Forward in Department of Epidemiology and Public Health

March 22, 2016

Jay S. Magaziner, PhD, MS, Hyg, Professor and Chair, Department of Epidemiology and Public Health (EPH) at the UM SOM and Dean E. Albert Reece, MD, PhD, MBA, announced today that the Program in Health Disparities and Population Healthformerly the Program in Minority Health and Health Disparities in Education and Research (PMHHD) led by the now-retired Dr. Claudia Baquet, has a new home in the Department of Epidemiology and Public Health. Full story


2015

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Your Health Depends Largely On Neighborhood

May 12, 2015

In the second annual Renee Royak-Schaler Lecture in Health Disparities at the University of Maryland School of Medicine, Dr. Diez Roux spoke on the topic in a talk entitled “Neighborhoods and Population Health: Where Have We Been and Where Are We Going?” Her lecture was sponsored by University of Maryland School of Medicine Department of Epidemiology and Public Health, and took place on April 16 in Taylor Lecture Hall. Full story


2014

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Renowned Social Scientist Dr. David R. Williams Gives the First Renée Royak-Schaler Memorial Lecture in Health Disparities

March 25, 2014

Given the high quality of medical care in the United States, you might think the life expectancy of Americans would be among the longest in the world. But such is not the case. In fact, the U.S. is near the bottom of industrialized countries on health, ranking 33rd in life expectancy in 2006. Full story