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Public Health Colloquium for Feb. 2013

February 28, 12:00pm - 1:00pm
Manoa Campus, Biomed D-207, 1960 East West Road Add to Calendar

Andrew Grandinetti, PhD , Associate Professor, Epidemiology
Dept. of PH Sciences-JABSOM, UH Manoa.

Dr. Grandinetti will be presenting on:
"Using Evolutionary Thinking to Better Understand the Epidemiology of Chronic Diseases, and Implications for Public Health Promotion".

Date:Thursday, Feb. 28, 2013.

Time: 12 noon to 1 p.m.

Place: Biomed D-207 UH-Manoa (1960 East-West Road).

Darwin's theory of evolution by natural selection is the most important principle of modern biology. Yet, evolutionary theory has largely been ignored by most fields of research on the human condition, including public health and epidemiology. More recent trends in infectious disease epidemiology have utilized evolutionary thinking to better understand host-parasite interactions and guide vaccine development.

Dr. Grandinetti's presentation explores how evolutionary thinking may provide a theoretical model to identify risk factors for diseases, and guide future public health interventions and health promotion.

Colloquium Online Access URL:


Event Sponsor
DPHS-JABSOM, Manoa Campus

More Information
Nancy Partika, (808) 956-5756,, Feb. 28, 2013 PHColloquia flyer (PDF)

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