In this episode Nadav Davidovitch, Principal Researcher and Health Policy Program Chair, speaks with two trailblazers, Yael Sherer and Prof. Michael Marmot, who each in their own way, have expanded our understanding of what health is
This episode, recorded in English, was produced as part of the Taub Center’s 2022 Herbert M. Singer International Policy Conference: “Inequality in Health: Defining Challenges, Developing Solutions.” You can listen to it here or on your favorite poadcast app.
What affects our health? We all know that things like exercise and nutrition impact how we feel, but there can also be a direct link between the cough you got this morning and your social status, education, or even things that happened to you as a child. So, when a doctor examines a patient and makes a diagnosis based on medical records, blood pressure, and pain presentation, is there additional data, not necessarily medical, that may be just as important to know? In this episode Nadav Davidovitch, Principal Researcher and Health Policy Program Chair, speaks with two trailblazers who, each in their own way, have expanded our understanding of what health is. On the local level, here in Israel, social activist Yael Sherer wages a daily battle to raise awareness and protect the rights of victims of sexual assault. She works with medical practitioners, as well as in other areas. On the international front, for over five decades, Prof. Sir Michael Marmot has been examining health inequality and has shown how data that appears to be unrelated to health, like residential area or socioeconomic status, impacts health for each and every one of us. Today, he is a professor of epidemiology and public health at the University College London.
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