Woodward Lecture: Inequality in Health at Birth: Why is it Falling in the U.S.?

Dr. Janet Currie, 2014 Woodward Lecturer at VSE. Photo credit: Eileen Barroso

Dr. Janet Currie, 2014 Woodward Lecturer at VSE.
Photo credit: Eileen Barroso

The Vancouver School of Economics is pleased to host Dr. Janet Currie for a free lecture on “Inequality in Health at Birth: Why is it Falling in the U.S.?”

Dr. Currie is the Henry Putnam Professor of Economics and Public Affairs at Princeton University and the Director of Princeton’s Center for Health and Well Being. She is a member of the Institute of Medicine, a fellow of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, the American Academy of Political and Social Sciences, and the Econometric Society, as well as past Vice President of the American Economic Association and incoming President of the Society of Labor Economists. She is on the Board of Reviewing Editors of Science magazine and on the editorial board of the Quarterly Journal of Economics. Her research focuses on the health and well-being of children including early intervention programs, expansions of public health insurance, public housing, and food and nutrition programs. Her current research focuses on socioeconomic differences in child health, environmental threats to children’s health, and the long term effects of poor health in early childhood.

This lecture is free to members of the UBC community interested in health economics.

VSE’s Woodward Lectures Event Series

Mr. Eugene Sidney Woodward was a journalist who enjoyed a successful career writing for newspapers such as the Vancouver Sun, Vancouver Province, and Vancouver News-Herald, and also published under the pseudonym of Gene Ard. Through the generosity of Mr. Woodward, UBC has established a lectureship to perpetuate his spirit of concern for economic freedom and his interest in fresh approaches to contemporary economic problems and institutions. The lectureship is administered by the Vancouver School of Economics.