How Social Factors Shape Your Health

Tune in to learn about the social factors that shape our health with Dr. Annalijn Conklin. Social determinants of health, like education, food security, job security, social connections, and gender, play a major role in our health and disease.
Dr. Annalijn Conklin is a social epidemiologist who studies how diseases like obesity and heart disease, are shaped by social factors, and how these intersect with gender. She is currently an Assistant Professor at the University of British Columbia where she leads a research program to support healthy aging and reduce heart health inequities in Canadian women. Her diverse training experiences include a post-doc at UCLA on social policy and global health, a PhD in epidemiology from Cambridge, and a Master’s in Public Health from Columbia University.
This conversation challenges the popular narrative that health is a personal responsibility that we bear alone and encourages listeners to re-think what it means to make healthy choices.
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