Public Health Grand Rounds: Ali Mokdad, PhD

FEB 10, 2014 | 4:30 PM TO 6:00 PM



The Graduate Center
365 Fifth Avenue




February 10, 2014: 4:30 PM-6:00 PM





Ali Mokdad, Ph.D. will speak on "The state of US health, 1990-2010: burden of diseases, injuries, and risk factors".

Ali Mokdad, Ph.D., is Professor of Global Health at the Institute for Health Metrics and Evaluation (IHME) at the University of Washington. Prior to this, Dr. Mokdad worked at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention's National Center for Chronic Diseases Prevention and Promotion, where he was Chief of the Behavioral Surveillance Branch. Dr. Mokdad also managed and directed the Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System (BRFSS), the world’s largest standardized telephone survey, which enables the CDC, state health departments, and other health and education agencies to monitor risk behaviors related to the leading causes of morbidity and mortality in the United States. He is the lead author of a landmark JAMA publication on the contribution of behavioral factors underlying major causes of death in the United States.

A wine and cheese reception will follow.

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