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PHO Grand Rounds: Built Environments and Health Research: Where to next?
Tuesday, February 9, 2016 12:00 pm to 01:00 pm
Venue: 480 University Ave, Suite 300 Toronto, ON M5G 1V2 Boardroom 350
Health Promotion; Research and Collaboration
City: Toronto
Type: PHO Rounds
Format: In Person; Webinar

​Note: This is an open invitation, and may be forwarded to interested parties.

There is a large body of evidence showing a relationship between the characteristics of built environments and urban form, and a variety of health indicators such as physical activity, obesity and diabetes and much advocacy is based on these findings. This presentation examines the relative roles of research, policy development and politics in future directions for this cause, drawing on frameworks on the ways in which public health research can contribute to the policy process.

DISCLAIMER: The opinions expressed by speakers and moderators do not necessarily reflect the official policies or views of Public Health Ontario, nor does the mention of trade names, commercial practices, or organizations imply endorsement by Public Health Ontario.

Presenter: Jim Dunn

James R. Dunn, Ph.D. (Jim) is Professor and Chair of the Department of Health, Aging and Society at McMaster University and a Scientist at the Centre for Research on Inner City Health at St. Michael's Hospital in Toronto. He is the Director of the McMaster Institute for Healthier Environments and the Co-Editor-in-Chief of the Journal of Epidemiology & Community Health. In 2011-12 was the William Lyon Mackenzie King Visiting Chair in Canadian Studies at Harvard University. He has published widely in geography, public health, urban planning and epidemiology journals, and in 2012, he co-edited Rethinking Social Epidemiology: Towards a Science of Change with Patricia O’Campo (Springer).

Public Health Ontario Grand Rounds are approved for continuing medical education from the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons.

PHO Grand Rounds are also approved by Council of Professional Experience for professional development hours (PDHs) for members of the Canadian Institute of Public Health Inspectors (CIPHI).

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