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Disaster resilience in an ageing society

Lessons from the Great East Japan Earthquake and Tsunami

For those unable to be there in person, this lecture will also be offered online (Summer School Zoom Webinar)


Disaster resilience in an aging society poster thumbnailDisasters are increasing in frequency and severity worldwide. Due to population aging, older people are increasingly affected.

In this talk, Professor Kawachi will focus on the two major health threats that have emerged among older survivors of the 2011 Great East Japan Earthquake & Tsunami, namely, cognitive decline and metabolic syndrome.

About the speaker Professor Ichiro Kawachi

Professor Ichiro Kawachi has taught at the Harvard School of Public Health since 1992. He received both his medical degree and Ph.D. (in epidemiology) from the University of Otago, New Zealand.

Kawachi is the co-editor (with Lisa Berkman) of the textbook "Social Epidemiology", and "Behavioral Economics and Public Health", co-edited with Christina Roberto. He is the Co-Editor in Chief (with S.V. Subramanian) of Social Science & Medicine. He is an elected Honorary Fellow of the Royal Society of New Zealand (2019).

All welcome.

See details of all 4 Public Lectures for the 2019 Public Health Summer School.

Date Friday, 15 February 2019
Time 5:15pm - 6:00pm
Audience Public,All University
Event Category Health Sciences
Event Type Public Lecture
DepartmentPublic Health (Wellington)
LocationUniversity of Otago, Wellington | 23a Mein Street, Newtown | Level D, Small Lecture Theatre

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