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The Secret Link Between Health and Education

Did you know educational attainment is a predictor of health? Were you aware that the more education you receive, the longer you might live? And yet, education is not equal, effectively sending swaths of our population to an earlier death. If you find that to be unfair, please join us to hear from Dr. Abdul El-Sayed on how we can promote health equity by improving education access and quality. Followed by live Q&A.

About the Speaker 

Dr. Abdul El-Sayed

Dr. Abdul El-Sayed has dedicated his career to health equity, resiliency, and environmental justice. A physician and epidemiologist, he currently serves as the Public Health Director for Michigan’s largest and most diverse county, where he oversees everything from public health to veterans services for returning citizens.

Every week, on his podcast America Dissected, Abdul invites tens of thousands of listeners to go beyond the headlines with him and leading experts in science, public health, healthcare, public policy, and politics to explore the intersection between health and society. The award-winning show has earned national and international recognition, and has been featured among the best podcasts in science by theNew York Times. He was the youngest health official in a major US city when he was appointed Health Director in the city of Detroit. He led the Detroit Health Department to become a national leader in public health innovation and environmental justice, spearheading one of the fastest municipal public health turnarounds in American history. As a professor at Columbia University’s Department of Epidemiology, Abdul became an internationally recognized expert in health policy and health inequalities. He was Director of the Columbia University Systems Science Program and Global Research Analytics for Population Health. He has also taught at the University of Michigan and American University. He has over 100 peer-reviewed publications that have earned over 3,000 citations.