Addressing Social Determinants of Health” to be presented at the Pediatric Academic Societies Annual Meeting by HSSP Alumni Douglas Jutte, MD, MPH


Douglas Jutte, MD, MPH was selected for the upcoming Pediatric Academic Societies (PAS) meeting. The topic is Social Determinants of Health and it is a direct result of his experience with the HSS fellowship program.

Douglas notes, “In addition to his role as co-chair, Tom Boyce - the UCB/UCSF site director while I was in the program - is one of the speakers, and Clyde Hertzman who has come to speak to our RWJ seminar series in the past is another speaker.
This is the first time a large-scale session has been presented at this meeting on Social Determinants. PAS is the premiere academic pediatric medical meeting so I wanted to increase the exposure of our work in that setting. Interestingly, although I initially proposed a small workshop on the topic because I was unsure of their level of interest, upon accepting my proposal they made a request that it be enlarged to a "State of the Art Plenary Session" expected to draw a third or more of the conference attendees. So I'm very pleased with that turn of events!”


Pediatric Academic Societies Annual Meeting, May 3-6, 2008, Honolulu, Hawaii Session

Topic: Addressing Social Determinants of Health


Chair(s): Douglas Jutte, MD, MPH (UC-Berkeley School of Public Health) & Lisa Chamberlain, MD, MPH (Stanford Medical School) Moderator: James Perrin, MD (Harvard Medical School)


Brief Description: Alden & Stockman (2005) describe pediatric clinical medicine transitioning from the classic and new morbidities to what they termed the millennial morbidities: those children and families affected by the influences of socioeconomic status and health disparities. With this session, we will build on common interests to bridge diverse fields of research and policy. We will begin with a background on social determinants of health before delving into the rapidly evolving fields of study now exposing the biology underpinning their links to pathology and disease (e.g. biological embedding, physiologic set-points, epigenetics, and gene-environment interactions). Lastly we will explore the implications these findings have on clinical practice, research and child health policy as well as opportunities to address social determinants of disease for the betterment of children’s health.

Target Audience: General academic pediatricians, pediatric faculty, residents, and medical students interested in population health and social determinants of disease Topics & Speakers What do we mean by social determinants of health? - Clyde Hertzman, MD, MSc (Univ of British Columbia)

What is the biology underlying social determinants? - Tom Boyce, MD (Univ of British Columbia) How do we address social determinants? Policy and practice - Paul Wise, MD ( Stanford Medical School) Expected Attendance: 500-700

Douglas Jutte, MD, MPH Adjunct Assistant Professor Division of Community Health & Human Development Associate Director, Masters Program UC Berkeley-UCSF Joint Medical Program School of Public Health, University of California, Berkeley Research Associate, Manitoba Centre for Health Policy

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Phone: 415-425-7171


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