Addressing the World Health Summit in Berlin in October, Professor Laurette Dubé warned that the current dominant approach to combating an exploding global epidemic of diabetes and heart disease is too narrowly focused to succeed.
The McGill World Platform for Health and Economic Convergence (MWP) has been awarded a grant by the Rockefeller Foundation to host a high-level workshop from November 27 to December 1, 2012 at the Rockefeller Foundation Bellagio Center in Bellagio, Italy. This is McGill’s 12th grant given by the Rockefeller Foundation and the MWP’s 2nd.
Global Health Diplomacy (GHD) refers to the policy-elaboration processes through which all actors in the global health realm (States, intergovernmental organizations, civil society, the private sector, etc.) negotiate responses to health challenges or utilize health concepts or instruments in policy-shaping and negotiation strategies to achieve other political, economic, or social objectives.” GHD is becoming an increasingly critical area of research and action as rapid changes in the global health landscape over the past few decades, including the proliferatio
The Individual-level of the BtS approach examines the degree to which variability in neurogenetic responses to socio-environmental conditions, singly and jointly define individual choice and the nutritional and health consequences. Based on knowledge of brain reward systems, the MWP has identified a neurocognitive characterization of environment responsiveness endophenotypes (EREs) to capture biological variability and account for differences in an individual’s vulnerability and/or resilience to the modern environment.
The Brain-to-Society (BtS) Diagnostic Project is a cross-disciplinary, networked research initiative that uses computational system science to combine developments in genomics and neuroscience with those in management, economics, and political sciences to better understand what motivates individuals in adopting healthy eating choices. This approach involves analyzing the relationship among a complex web of brain and society systems that operate at different spatial, temporal, and administrative scales.
Below are biographies of a select group of the McGill Centre for the Convergence of Health and Economics (MCCHE)’s members. Additional members will be added soon.