9 November 2017, 18:30 - 20:00
Sir Michael Marmot discusses the Health Gap between rich and poor, and what can be done to reduce it over the next decade.
Sir Michael is Professor of Epidemiology at University College London, Director of the Institute of Health Equity (UCL Department of Epidemiology & Public Health), and the Immediate Past President of the World Medical Association. He is the author of The Health Gap: the challenge of an unequal world (Bloomsbury: 2015) and Status Syndrome: how your place on the social gradient directly affects your health (Bloomsbury: 2004). He holds the Harvard Lown Professorship for 2014-2017 and is the recipient of the Prince Mahidol Award for Public Health 2015. Marmot has been awarded honorary doctorates from 17 universities, and has led research groups on health inequalities for 40 years. He chairs the Commission on Equity and Health Inequalities in the Americas, set up in 2015 by the World Health Organization. At the request of the British Government, he conducted the Strategic Review of Health Inequalities in England post 2010, which published its report ‘Fair Society, Healthy Lives’ in February 2010. This was followed by the European Review of Social Determinants of Health and the Health Divide, for WHO Euro in 2014.