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Wednesday, April 18, 2018

The roles of mortality risk, contraception access and social norms in fertility choices in Burkina Faso: Pascaline Dupas, Stanford University

Colloquium | April 18 | 12-1 p.m. | 2232 Piedmont, Seminar Room

Pascaline Dupas, Professor, Department of Economics, Stanford University

Population Science, Department of Demography

A lunch time talk and discussion session, featuring visiting and local scholars presenting their research on a wide range of topics of interest to demography.

Seminar 291, Departmental Seminar: "Subsidizing Health Insurance for Low-Income Adults: What Does It Do and What Does That Mean?"

Seminar | April 18 | 4:10-5:30 p.m. | 648 Evans Hall

Amy Finkelstein, MIT

Department of Economics

joint with IO and PF seminars.
The talk will draw on several papers.
Specifically, the talk will briefly discuss the results of hte oregon experiment (summarized here) and then consider welfare analysis of the results based on two papers:
Finkelstein, Hendren, Luttmer "The Value of...   More >

Post-Baccalaureate Health Professions Program

Information Session | April 18 | 6-7:30 p.m. | 505 UC Berkeley Extension San Francisco Campus

160 Spear St., San Francisco, CA

UC Berkeley Extension

Gain academic preparation in the sciences along with personalized advising to enhance your application to medical, dental or veterinary school, as well as to advanced degree programs in medical- and health-related fields.


UNEX 1057. Enroll online, or by calling 510-642-4111.

Latin American Social Medicine, Then and Now

Colloquium | April 18 | 6-8 p.m. | 101 2251 College (Archaeological Research Facility)

Jaime Breilh, Rector (Director), Universidad Andina Simón Bolívar, Quito, Ecuador; Dorothy Porter, Department of Anthropology, History & Social Medicine, UC San Francisco; Clara Mantini-Briggs, Department of Anthropology, UC Berkeley; Fernando Losada, NNU and Global Nurses United; Luther Castillo, Founder, First Popular Garifuna Hospital in Honduras

Seth Holmes, Associate Professor, Medical Anthropology & Public Health, UC Berkeley

Berkeley Center for Social Medicine, California Nurses Association/National Nurses United (CNA/NNU)

For nearly a century, Latin American health practitioners have been at the forefront of innovating responses to social inequalities. Emphasizing “praxis”-- the combination of social theory and political practice--adherents of Latin American Social Medicine (LASM) have participated in many of the region’s social justice movements.

Thursday, April 19, 2018

Latest Research on Silica Dust Exposure and Health

Course | April 19 | 1-4:30 p.m. |  Elihu M. Harris State Office Building

1515 Clay Street, Oakland, CA 94612

Sadie Costello, Ph.D., Occupational and Environmental Epidemiologist at the School of Public Health, UC Berkeley; Alan Barr, Primary Engineer for the Ergonomics Graduate Training Program, UC Berkeley; Perry Gottesfeld, Executive Director of Occupational Knowledge International

Center for Occupational and Environmental Health (COEH)

Silicosis is recognized as one of the most common occupational lung diseases worldwide. Exposure to silica dust also plays an even larger role in global health as a contributor to the Tuberculosis (TB) epidemic. This course will explore the challenges in studying occupational exposures, the impact of respirable silica on health, mitigation strategies for drilling into concrete, and the efficacy...   More >

Toward Health and Environmental Liberation: Insights from Latin American Critical Epidemiology

Colloquium | April 19 | 6-8 p.m. | Kroeber Hall, Gifford Room

Jaime Breilh, Universidad Andina Simón Bolívar, Quito, Ecuador

Amani Nuru-Jeter, Associate Professor, Public Health, UC Berkeley; Charles Briggs, Professor, Department of Anthropology

Berkeley Center for Social Medicine, The California Nurses Association/National Nurses United (CNA/NNU)

Lecture by Jaime Breilh, Rector of the Universidad Andina Simón Bolívar, Quito, Ecuador

with Amani Nuru-Jeter, Associate Professor, Public Health, as respondent

Sponsored by The California Nurses Association/National Nurses United (CNA/NNU) and the Berkeley Center for Social Medicine, UC Berkeley