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Sandro Galea      

Physician, Epidemiologist, Author & Dean of the Boston University School of Public Health

Dr. Sandro Galea is a physician, epidemiologist, author, and dean of the Boston University School of Public Health. Having published 18 books and over 850 peer-review journal articles, Galea has been named one of Time magazine’s epidemiology innovators and has been listed as one of the “World’s Most Influential Scientific Minds.” His last book "Well: What we need to talk about when we talk about health" was the top-selling public health title on Amazon and his research has been foundational to the field of mental health, trauma, and social epidemiology.

Galea has given presentations around the world, including his TEDMED talk on the importance of love and hate in shaping health. He is featured regularly in news outlets such as Bloomberg, Boston Globe, and BBC news, and has a standing column in Psychology Today and Fortune. He has written extensively in the scientific literature about disasters and their consequences.

Speech Topics

The Philosophy of Health

Love & Hate as Central to Health

Cities & Health

Health Disparities

Social Determinants of Health

Public Policy & Health

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Disasters & Health


Mental Health

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Mental Health is Public Health
Why we need to reconsider our approach to well-being.
The Case for a ‘Health New Deal’
In recent weeks, talk of a Green New Deal has moved to the center of our political debate. The Green New Deal aims to address climate change by tackling the underlying socioeconomic inequities that gave rise to the crisis. It calls for overhauling the country’s transportation system, providing universal healthcare, creating a federal jobs guarantee, investing in infrastructure, and other goals.
The Poor and Marginalized Will Be the Hardest Hit by Coronavirus
We need to rethink our public health strategies before the next outbreak—even if the conversations are uncomfortable.

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