Heller School to examine 'The Biology of Social Justice' on Sept. 29

Elizabeth Goodman, MDOn Tuesday, Sept. 29, Elizabeth Goodman, MD, Director of the Child and Adolescent Obesity Program at Tufts Medical Center, will deliver a talk on “The Biology of Social Justice: New Approaches to Childhood Obesity.” The lecture will begin at 12:15 p.m. in the Heller School for Social Policy and Management's Altman Amphitheater.

Professor Goodman’s research focuses on the processes through which social inequalities in health develop, and the role of science in addressing those inequalities.

"The news is full of talk about health care reform, but Elizabeth Goodman, MD adds even more to the discussion by showing us that better science can help improve health outcomes for the young people," said Professor of Social Policy, Law, and Women's Studies Anita Hill. "I have never met anyone with  greater passion for both medical research and social justice."

Dr. Goodman's lecture is the second in a series of talks focusing on social justice and the Obama administration. The Heller School is sponsoring the series in honor of the school's 50th anniversary. The event is co-sponsored by the following departments and programs: Biochemistry, Biology, Chemistry, Education, Health: Science, Society and Policy, International Center for Ethics, Justice, and Public Life, and Psychology.

For more information, please call 781-736-3826 or email einhorn@brandeis.edu or ahill@brandeis.edu.

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