Why do some people age better than others?: Finding answers from international collaborations.
When ? May 24 th – 12 pm
Where ? Pavillon Mont-Royal – room 3150 (Université de Montréal) 1430 boul. du Mont-Royal
An event organized by the Département de Médecine sociale et préventive de l’Université de Montréal and L’axe de recherche « santé mondiale » du centre de recherche du CHUM.
Beatriz Alvarado is a physician from Colombia who holds a PhD degree in Public Health from the Université de Montréal in Canada. She has been involved in projects related to the social and environmental determinants of malaria prevalence in endemic rural areas; evaluation of preventive and treatment strategies to decrease malaria prevalence (both projects were in Colombia); social disparities in child nutrition among Afro-Colombian children; gender differences in health of elders of Latin American and Caribbean countries; and the evaluation impact of the "Healthy People 2010" agenda on the population levels and social disparities in coronary heart disease and stroke in The United States. Dr. Alvarado is currently working in the Department of Community health and Epidemiology at Queen’s University as the Associate Director of the Master in Public Health program. She is leading an international project that integrates biological and social pathways to understand the sex/gender gap in health and disability. She is also leading a collaborative project Canada-Colombia to strengthening research in HIV/AIDS. Her future research initiatives include: to identify sex/gender differences in exposures to violence and its consequences in young and old women and men, to understand the HIV dynamic transmission in high-risk groups, and to understand the process of frailty and aging in people living with HIV/AIDS in Canada and Colombia.
Presentation of her previous, current, and future work on the area of the social epidemiology of aging. Her objectives are to introduce you to: 1) the existing heterogeneity in the aging process across populations, and the main social determinants of such heterogeneity taking as an example my work on Latin America and the Caribbean populations; 2) the existing knowledge gaps in epidemiology of aging and how my current projects would help to fill those gaps, and 3) a new area of research: the social epidemiology of aging in people living with HIV/AIDS ».
Contact : Sylvie Labelle
Ph. : 514-890-8000 # 14133