3375.0 Critical perspectives on lifecourse and time trend analyses: social justice & the politics of public health data

Monday, October 29, 2012: 2:30 PM - 4:00 PM
Presentations in this session will critically address the following issues: -- (1) Concerns about the increasingly depoliticized, individualistic, and ahistorical approach to “lifecourse” appearing in biomedical research and its emphasis on early life (including prenatal) exposures and maternal effects. This orientation in the literature has resulted in scant attention to: (a) the roles of resilience/plasticity, gender relations, and fathers/partners (both social and biological factors), and (b) the importance of adolescent & adult experiences (noting that myriad studies demonstrate the importance of addressing cumulative disadvantage) -- (2) Critical analysis of changing magnitudes of health inequities over time, whether within or between countries or regions, in relationship to historical generation & societal context, including for specific age groups.
Session Objectives: People who attend this session will be able to describe critical concerns raised by presenters regarding: (a) depoliticized, individualistic, and ahistoric approaches to "lifecourse" analysis, and (b)approaches to analyzing the changing magnitude of health inequities over time.
Vanessa Simonds, MS, ScD and Nancy Krieger, PhD

Planning for state and local public health services in a genomic era: Health equity across the life course
Laura Senier, MPH, PhD, Jessica Von Reyn, BS, Jason Orne, MS and Matthew Kearney, BA

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Organized by: Spirit of 1848 Caucus

CE Credits: Medical (CME), Health Education (CHES), Nursing (CNE), Public Health (CPH) , Masters Certified Health Education Specialist (MCHES)

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