Opening General Session

Sunday, Nov. 3, Noon - 1:30 p.m. 

Welcome Address — APHA Executive Director Georges Benjamin, MD

Sandro GaleaSandro Galea, MD, MPH, DrPH
Dean and Robert A. Knox Professor
Boston University School of Public Health

Galea is an academic leader, physician, epidemiologist and author. He was named one of Time magazine’s epidemiology innovators and has been listed as one of the “World’s Most Influential Scientific Minds.” He's published more than 800 scientific journal articles, 50 chapters and 15 books extensively about the social causes of health, mental health, and the consequences of trauma. Galea's latest book is “Well: What We Need to Talk About When We Talk About Health.” He's an elected member of the National Academy of Medicine and chair of the Board of the Association of Schools and Programs of Public Health. Galea has received several lifetime achievement awards and his work is regularly featured in a range of public media, including a standing column in Fortune magazine.

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