Guns, Obesity, and Opioids: A Population Health Science Approach to Contemporary Concerns

Please attend the first UCSF colloquium on population health & health equity, featuring Sandro Galea, MD, MPH, DrPH (Dean, Boston University School of Public Health)!

Dr. Galea’s scholarship is at the intersection of social and psychiatric epidemiology with a focus on the behavioral health consequences of trauma, including firearms. He has published more than 700 scientific journal articles, 50 chapters, and 13 books and is widely cited in the lay press.  His latest book, Healthier: Fifty Thoughts on the Foundations of Population Health was published by Oxford University Press in 2017. 

Dr. Galea’s keynote will launch our discussion of how a leading academic medical center like UCSF can harness scholarship, education, and clinical care to tackle society’s thorniest problems -- problems that prevent us from achieving levels of health and well-being that we know are possible for all. Examples of UCSF’s current efforts in population health and health equity will be discussed and opportunities for expanded impact explored.


Everyone is welcome, but space is limited! 

You don’t have to identify strictly as a “population health scientist” to attend! Just bring your commitment to helping UCSF have a greater impact on improving the health and well-being of our patients and the communities we serve both locally and globally. Space is limited, so RSVP early to guarantee a spot.

Reception to follow the colloquium.

Please RSVP at by May 25th.

Tuesday, May 29, 2018 at 1:00pm to 5:00pm

HSW-300 Auditorium
513 Parnassus Avenue, San Francisco, California 94143

Event Type

Lecture/Seminar, Special Event, Panel Discussion, Academic


School of Medicine


Students, Postdocs, Faculty, Staff, Local Community, Alumni




sfcommunity, Global Health



Contact Info

Ashli Butler,


Event Registration Required

This event requires registration.