Faculty Candidate Seminar - Tarik Benmarhnia


 
03/11/2016 - 3:00pm
JOINT INTERDISCIPLINARY FACULTY CANDIDATE SEMINAR

DATE:     March 10th & 11th

LOCATION:  Chalk Talk on 3/10 at 2:30pm in Medical Training Facility 274  (SOM)
&  Seminar on 3/11 at 3:00pm in Hubbs Hall 4500  (SIO)
 
SPEAKER: Tarik Benmarhnia, Ph.D.
McGill University


TITLES:    Using Quasi-Experimental Methods to Evaluate Public Health Policies  (Chalk Talk)
Climate Change, health and vulnerability: epidemiological evidence   (Seminar)
 
 
CHALK TALK ABSTRACT:
Using Quasi-Experimental Methods to Evaluate Public Health Policies
Evaluating the effectiveness of public health programs is essential to assess whether policies effectively prevent and control mortality and morbidity and whether programs are a good use of public resources and efficient in reducing social inequalities. In this seminar, we will present quasi-experimental methods to evaluate the impact of public health policies on population health and equity. We will also present as an example the evaluation of a Heat Action Plan on mortality and heterogeneous effects across different populations.
 
 
SEMINAR ABSTRACT:
Climate Change, health and vulnerability: epidemiological evidence
Climate change is an important and emerging threat to public health. In this seminar, we will first introduce the use of climate modelling to assess the impact of climate change on public health and present challenges related to the notion of uncertainty. We will then present the epidemiological evidence related to the notion of vulnerability in the impacts of heat on mortality. 
 
Faculty Hosts:    Brad Moore (bsmoore@ucsd.edu) & Wael Al-Delaimy (waldelaimy@ucsd.edu)
 
For more information on this event, contact: 
Leslie Costi
Event Calendar: 
Location: 
Hobbs Hall 4500