COH Colloquium: Dr. Judith N. Lasker presents “Global Health in Transition: Changing the Model for Engagement”

Tuesday, November 1, 2022 at 12:00pm to 1:30pm

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On the heels of Lehigh's "Soaring Together" celebration, which commemorates 50 years of co-education at Lehigh, the College of Health's virtual colloquia on Women and Health is pleased to host Judith N. Lasker, Ph.D. Professor Lasker will speak to students, faculty, staff, alumni, and friends of Lehigh on Global Health Transition; Changing the Model for Engagement. Please join us on November 1 at 12p ET through the registration link HERE 

Tens of thousands of North Americans have traveled in recent decades to low income countries to participate in short-term health programs. Recent evaluations of such programs have suggested limitations to their effectiveness and ethical standing. A newer model for global health activities has emerged, supported in part by research published by Dr. Lasker. Her presentation will focus on the reasons for these changes and new directions to be taken.

Judith N. Lasker retired as NEH Distinguished Professor in the Department of Sociology and Anthropology, Lehigh University, Bethlehem, PA, USA.  She earned her B.A. at Brandeis and her MA and Ph.D. at Harvard.  Judith’s major areas of interest are in the field of medical sociology, with particular emphasis on women’s health issues and international health. She is co‑author with Susan Borg of When Pregnancy Fails: Families Coping with Miscarriage, Ectopic Pregnancy, Stillbirth, and Infant Death and In Search of Parenthood: Coping with Infertility and High‑Tech Conception, and with Ed Collom and Corinne Kyriacou of Equal Time, Equal Value: Community Currencies and Time Banking in the U.S. She has also researched the impact of liver disease and transplantation on women and the relationship of social cohesion to cardiac mortality. 

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