Seattle Town Hall: "Pioneering Ideas in Global Health"
Join us for a discussion about the world's health problems with Dr. Christopher Murray '84, MD '91 and journalist Jeremy Smith’s '00.
Join us for a lecture on "Pioneering Ideas in Global Health."
The Global Burden of Disease study was piloted by University of Washington’s Dr. Christopher Murray '84, MD '91. It was backed by funders including the Gates Foundation and it reports on the world’s health problems, how people live, and how they die. Dr. Murray’s groundbreaking quest to improve people’s lives by measuring health in every country is expertly chronicled in journalist Jeremy Smith’s '00 newly released book, Epic Measures: One Doctor. Seven Billion Patients. From Murray’s search for independent data to understand what makes people sick to his recommendations on how to improve population health, Smith’s portrayal of Murray shows him as a man of intellect, character, and dedication. This discussion will explore how Dr. Murray challenged the status quo and changed the course of global health.
Date: Monday, April 13, 2015
Time: 7:30 pm
Location: Seattle Town Hall (downstairs)
Address: 1119 Eighth Avenue (enter on Seneca Street) Seattle, Washington 98101
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This is a partner event, sponsored by Seattle Town Hall.