WhenThursday, April 16, 2020 -
Communicating Science to Reduce Health Disparities in a World of Communication Inequalities
Kasisomayajula Viswanath, PhD
Lee Kum Kee Professor of Health Communication, Harvard T. H. Chan School of Public Health (HSPH) and McGraw-Patterson Center for Population Sciences at the Dana-Farber Cancer Institute (DFCI)
Thursday, April 16, 2020
11:30am to 1:00pm CT
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A signal feature of the 21st century is the significant advances in life sciences that are yielding tremendous dividends in the improvement of health and well-being across the globe. Yet, it is clear that benefits from this life-sciences revolution are accruing unequally across population groups. Part of the reason lies in the way we communicate science to different groups, resulting in significant science communication inequalities. Communication inequalities are an enormous threat to health and well-being in the 21st Century for individuals, families, and communities. This lecture will illuminate the reality of communication inequalities and the serious health consequences. By focusing on the communication needs of the poor and underserved, this lecture will offer concrete and responsive strategies for reducing communication inequalities to advance individual and population health.
This is a free event and open to the public.