The UC Berkeley School of Public Health's 75th Anniversary Speaker Series is designed to bring distinguished experts to Berkeley and engage the community on a variety of current and important topics in the field of public health. Events are held approximately once a month during the fall and spring semesters. The Speaker Series events are free and open to the public; registration is encouraged. If the event reaches capacity, registered guests will receive priority seating until 10 minutes before the scheduled start of the talk.
Social Justice and Health Equity
Thursday, December 13th
First Floor Colloquia, Berkeley Way West
Sir Michael Marmot
Professor of Epidemiology
University College London
Taking action to reduce health inequalities is a matter of social justice. We need to confront the social gradient in health, not just the difference between the worst off and everybody else. Policies and interventions must not be confined to the health care system; they need to address the conditions in which people are born, grow, live, work, and age. Tackling the health gap will take action, based on sound evidence, across the whole of society.
Join us for a talk by Sir Michael Marmot PhD ’75, MPH ’72, internationally acclaimed epidemiologist who has conducted seminal research into the social determinants of health for more than four decades. He will provide evidence that, as we look across countries, national policies make a difference and much can be done in cities, towns, and local areas to address the health gap.
This talk is the final event in the UC Berkeley School of Public Health’s 75th Anniversary Speaker Series. Registration is strongly recommended to attend; registration will secure a spot in the Colloquia or overflow space in the Forum until 10 minutes prior to the start of the talk.
Past Dean's Speaker Series events
*Talks marked with an asterisk are also part of the 2015-2016 Kaiser Permanente Lecture series, co-sponsored by the UC Berkeley Graduate School of Journalism.
- Environmental Justice: What can we do about the disproportionate impact of climate change on low-income communities? With Van Jones (November) watch
- A Conversation with Marion Nestle and Alice Waters, (March) watch
- Improving Care and Restoring Dignity for the U.S. Prison Population, (September)
- A Conversation with Larry Brilliant, (January) watch
- Beyond Coverage: After the ACA, (February) watch
- Grappling with Cure, (March) watch
- The Next 82 Years: Faculty and Students Confronting Existential Challenges, (May) watch
- Global Health and the Future Role of the United States, (August) watch
- Is Sugar Making Us Sick?, (September) watch
Climate Change: The Defining Health Challenge and Opportunity of the 21st Century, (November) watch
- From Biomedicine to Bioregion: The Geographies of a Care-Based Economy, (February) watch
- Achieving Health Equity: Tools for a National Campaign Against Racism*, (February) watch
- Dying in America*, (February) watch
- Why Scientific Retractions Are Rising—and Why That's Good News for Public Health (and Journalism)*, (March) watch
- The Principles and Priorities of Population Health Science, (March) watch
- Communicating Science to the Public: The Vaccine-Autism Controversy*, (April) watch
- Clinical and Financial Integration: Managing Risk in a Changing Marketplace, (April) watch
- A Conversation with Lisa Jackson, (May)
- All That Glitters, (May) watch
- Firearm Violence: Research and Action, (September) watch
- Devoured: A Journey in the American Food Psyhe, (October) watch
- From Biomedicine to Bioregion: The Geographies of a Care-Based Economy, (November) watch
- Health in California under a Trump Presidency, (December) watch