Demography and data-driven decisions during the COVID-19 pandemic
Join our March Lunch & Learn session with Jennifer Dowd, Professor of Demography and Population Health Deputy Director of the Leverhulme Centre for Demographic Science at the University of Oxford. Professor Dowd will speak on socioeconomic status, immune function and health disparities from a life course perspective. She will focus particularly on the role, importance, and potential pitfalls of demography and data-driven decisions during the COVID-19 pandemic. Some of Professor Dowd's current research examines how social and biological processes interact over the life course and how social factors "get under the skin” to impact health.
12:00 - 12:05 | Welcome and introductions
12:05 - 12:45 | Lunch&Learn presentation
12:45 - 12:55 | Moderated Q&A session
12:55 - 13:00 | Closing and upcoming sessions
This is an online webinar hosted on Zoom. To receive details to enter the event, please register.
Professor of Demography, Population Health Deputy Director of the Leverhulme Centre for Demographic Science, University of Oxford
Jennifer Beam Dowd is currently Professor of Demography and Population Health Deputy Director of the Leverhulme Centre for Demographic Science. Professor Dowd’s research examines how social and biological processes interact over the life course and how social factors “get under the skin” to impact health. She has studied how socioeconomic status shapes immune function and risk of infections as well as links between infections and chronic diseases of aging. In her current 5-year Consolidator grant from the European Research Council (ERC), she is exploring reasons underlying stalling life expectancy in the US, UK and Europe. Professor Dowd is also a founding member of an all-female team of PhD health scientists interpreting and curating COVID-19 and general health information for a general audience at Dear Pandemic.
What are Lunch&Learn's?
The CAnD3 Lunch&Learn series is designed to introduce our Fellows, team members, and partners to emerging research on topics related to population dynamics and population aging. These modules will cover the Four CAnD3 Population Aging Axes: (1) family and social inclusion; (2) education, labour and inequality; (3) migration and ethnicity; and (4) wellbeing and autonomy.
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