Public Health Grand Rounds: Nicholas Freudenberg, DrPH

MAY 05, 2014 | 4:30 PM TO 6:00 PM



The Graduate Center
365 Fifth Avenue


9100: Skylight Room


May 05, 2014: 4:30 PM-6:00 PM





Nicholas Freudenberg will speak on "Reducing the adverse impact of corporate practices on health: What role for public health practice and research?".

Nicholas Freudenberg, Distinguished Professor of Public Health at Hunter College and the CUNY School of Public Health discusses his new book Lethal but Legal:Corporations, Consumption and Protecting Public Health(Oxford, 2014).  He summarizes evidence on the harmful health impact of the business and political practices of corporations in the alcohol, automobile, firearms, food and beverages, pharmaceutical and tobacco sectors and assesses the potential of considering corporate practices as a modifiable global and local social determinant of health and health inequality.  Based on case studies of previous and current campaigns to modify harmful corporate practices, Freudenberg explores what roles public health professionals and researchers can play in creating the evidence and mobilizing popular support to reduce the adverse health impact of consumer corporations.

Wine and cheese reception will follow.

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