Professor Prabhat Jha has been a key figure in epidemiology and economics of global health for the past decade. He is the University of Toronto Endowed Professor in Disease Control and Canada Research Chair at the Dalla Lana School of Public Health, and the founding Director of the Centre for Global Health Research at St. Michael’s Hospital in Toronto.
On February 22, 2013, Dr. Jha will be joining us at FEST’s Scientific Symposium as the 11th recipient of the Alan Bernstein Distinguished Lecture. Titled “Advancing Science to Improve the Health of the Global Poor”, his lecture will explore the results of the Million Death Study, of which Dr. Jha is a lead investigator, and from these results, he will illustrate how scientific research on adult mortality, paired with specific action, might well halve premature adult mortality worldwide in the next few decades.
To access Dr. Jha’s biography, please click here.