Dr. Lisa Bates Presents Grand Rounds on March 13th

New York, NY ( March 6, 2015) – Lisa Bates, SM, ScD will present the Department of Family Medicine and Community Health’s March Grand Rounds. Her presentation, entitled, “Social Determinants of Health: Rethinking the Behavioral Pathway,” will review the relative emphasis on social structure and agency in shaping individual health risk behaviors, describe approaches to health behavior intervention and alternative pathways to mediate the effects of social determinants, and address the role of the physician in addressing social determinants of health.

Dr. Lisa Bates is a social epidemiologist and Assistant Professor in the Departments of Epidemiology and Population and Family Health at Columbia’s Mailman School of Public Health. Before joining the Mailman faculty in 2007 she was a Robert Wood Johnson Health & Society Scholar (H&SS) at Columbia. She received her doctorate in 2005 from the Harvard School of Public Health. Her research focuses on how social stratification and processes of social change translate into health outcomes. Dr. Bates combines training in social epidemiology with a background in qualitative research and international health. She leads several teaching initiatives in social epidemiology at Mailman and is a core faculty affiliate of both the RWJ H&SS program and the school’s Center for the Study of Social Inequalities and Health.

As part of the Mount Sinai Health System’s virtual campus, videoconferencing will be offered with the Beth Israel Medical Center’s Department of Family Medicine and the Mount Sinai-affiliated Mid-Hudson Family Practice Residency in Kingston.

The event will be held from 8-9 am on Friday, March 13th in Mount Sinai’s Hatch Auditorium in the Guggenheim Pavilion (1468 Madison Avenue), 2nd Floor. A light breakfast will be served at 7:45 am.

Department of Family Medicine and Community Health Grand Rounds are supported with a generous donation from the Steven A. and Alexandra M. Cohen Foundation. They are open to all and occur on the second Friday of every month throughout the year.