Physician and epidemiologist Sandro Galea has spent his career shaping and implementing research that improves health outcomes for some of the most vulnerable populations. His latest book, Well: What We Need to Talk About When We Talk About Health, is a radical examination of the subtle and not-so-subtle factors that determine who gets to be healthy in America. Sandro is Dean and Robert A. Knox Professor at Boston University School of Public Health. Prior to his time at Boston University, he held academic and leadership positions at Columbia University, the University of Michigan, and the New York Academy of Medicine. His work widely acknowledges social and economic forces at the center of population health. Sandro has led several board organizations and currently serves as Board Chair of the Association of Schools and Programs of Public Health. Sandro is an elected member of the National Academy of Medicine in addition to having received several lifetime achievement awards for his work.
What color is happiness? What sound does the color blue make? What does the musical note C feel like?
Our well being is impacted more than we realize, positively and negatively, by many invisible or subtle factors around us. Our environment is very important to our overall well being. The effect, positive or negative, of
all play a part in our comfort within the spaces we live and work.
Health has expanded to encompass many more non-traditional practices. As we look beyond the physical self to the environment around us, we find there are many elements that influence our well being, such as sights, sounds, aromas and emotions that influence our health. Does baroque music energize us? Do we feel warmer in a green room?
Our Speakers ask us to explore our relationship with sights, sounds, smells and emotions, and how they move us towards or away from improved health.