Center for Studies in Demography and Ecology

Work and Health Inequities Seminars

Posted: 2/6/2018 (Local Events)

EPI: WORK AND HEALTH DISPARITIES: UNDERSTANDING RACE AND SOCIOECONOMIC STATUS FROM AN OCCUPATIONAL PERSPECTIVE

Tuesday, February 6 / 3:30-4:50 p.m. / HSB K-069
(Reception to follow outside of K-069)

DEOHS: WORK AS A SOCIAL DETERMINANT OF HEALTH: A COMPLEX STORY

Thursday, February 8 / 12:30-1:20 p.m. / HSB T-435
(Informal discussion/Q&A to follow in HSB T-473; all are welcome to attend)

Speaker
Kaori Fujishiro, Ph.D.
Senior Epidemiologist, National Institute for Occupational Health and Safety (NIOSH)

Dr. Fujishiro’s research investigates the social patterning of health as a reflection of the dynamic interactions between individuals and their work environment. In her talks, she will argue that occupational characteristics are an untapped dimension of socioeconomic status that helps us better understand how health disparities are created. Focusing on occupation also can suggest additional points of intervention to reduce health disparities. Dr. Fujishiro will demonstrate the potential for advancing health disparities research with an occupational perspective.

Sponsors
Department of Epidemiology and Department of Environmental & Occupational Health Sciences, UW School OF Public Health

Center for Studies in Demography & Ecology

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Location: University of Washington