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OHSU Marquam Hill Lecture: Your zip code, your health

David Bangsberg, M.D., M.P.H., to discuss the impacts of the social determinants of health on individuals, communities, Thursday, Feb. 8



Using learnings from his personal and scholarly journey, David Bangsberg, M.D., M.P.H., founding dean of the OHSU-PSU School of Public Health, will discuss how social determinants of health – or conditions where people live, work and learn – impact community health outcomes.

A graduate of Portland’s Lincoln High School, Bangsberg originally set his sights on a career in neuroscience; however, his experiences at the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine in Baltimore, Maryland, and subsequent medical training in both New York and San Francisco, turned his focus toward the advocacy and care of patients afflicted by urban poverty, violence and HIV. Since that time, he has become internationally known for his work on social, economic and structural barriers to HIV/AIDS care in the U.S. as well as in sub-Saharan Africa.  

“Your zip code/your health: Understanding and overcoming the social determinants of health” is a part of the 2017- 2018 Marquam Hill Lecture Series.


Thursday, Feb. 8, 2018 at 7 p.m.


Collaborative Life Sciences Building
2730 S.W. Moody Ave., Portland, OR 97201


Since 1981, the OHSU Marquam Hill Lecture Series has featured innovative and cutting-edge biomedical research and clinical advances that form the basis of tomorrow's cures and treatments.

The Marquam Hill Lecture Series is one of the most popular and long-standing lecture series about science by scientists in Oregon. The series honors the memory of Mrs. Elizabeth Gray, co-founder of the Marquam Hill Steering Committee, a group of community leaders who advocate for the public missions of OHSU throughout the state.

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