The Future of Public Health: Leadership Perspectives from East & West

19 March 2018 (Mon), 4:30 PM - 5:30 PM
At Performance Hall

Emerging trends and disruptive forces: what factors impact our health, now and in the future? We face escalating challenges of urbanisation, global migration, climate change, smog, emerging infections and antimicrobial resistance. Complex health systems and corporate mergers have had limited impact on human behavior – like food choice, sedentary lifestyle and tobacco – and the consequent epidemics of non-communicable diseases that impact our lifespan and our healthspan.

And yet, there is tremendous opportunity and upside potential. We must leverage transdisciplinary science (aka liberal arts) along with social and technological innovation to build capacity, engineer environments and inspire behavior change as well as to promote human resilience and social connectedness. Join Deans Teo Yik Ying and Sten Vermund to hear about their vision for the future of public health, along with discussant Professor Jeannette Ickovics.

A student exhibition of photographs and graphic design from Professor Ickovics’ course, Community Health Assessment and Intervention, will also be on display.

4:30-5:30PM: Exhibition & Reception
5:30-7:00PM: Panel Discussion

Sten H. Vermund – Dean and Anna M.R. Lauder Professor of Public Health, Yale School of Public Health
Teo Yik Ying – Dean of Saw Swee Hock School of Public Health, National University of Singapore
Jeannette Ickovics – Visiting Professor Yale-NUS College, Herman Professor of Social and Behaviorial Sciences, Yale School of Public Health

This is part of the Yale-NUS College Series, entitled Innovations in Public Health: Science, Practice, Impact.
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