Beyond health care: New speaker series explores social determinants


  • Misti Crane
January 28, 2020
Greg Moody

Greg Moody of The Ohio State University John Glenn College of Public Affairs will kick off the first-of-its-kind Center for HOPES speaker series on Feb. 3 from 12:30 to 1:30 p.m. in Page Hall. The four-speaker series is focused on how social determinants such as housing, poverty and race contribute to our well-being. 

Moody, executive-in-residence at the Glenn College, will talk about the role of social determinants in promoting health – specifically how government and community leaders are addressing these contributors to poor health.

Future speakers include Jason Reece of Ohio State’s Knowlton School of Architecture, Millie Dolce and Hannah Keedy of Nationwide Children’s Hospital and Cynthia Colen of Ohio State’s Department of Sociology.

The Center for HOPES within Ohio State’s College of Public Health focuses on improving health equity by identifying policies and programs that work. HOPES leverages advances in data science with knowledge of health policy and the health care system to address complex health and health care problems, including the integration of social needs within the health care system.

Details for the speaker series can be found here.


About The Ohio State University College of Public Health

The Ohio State University College of Public Health is a leader in educating students, creating new knowledge through research, and improving the livelihoods and well-being of people in Ohio and beyond.  The College’s divisions include biostatistics, environmental health sciences, epidemiology, health behavior and health promotion, and health services management and policy.   It is ranked 23rd among all colleges of public health in the U.S. by U.S. News and World Report, and also includes the top 7-ranked MHA degree program.  The College provides leadership and expertise for Ohio and the world through its Center for Health Outcomes, Policy and Evaluation Studies (HOPES), Center for Public Health Practice (CPHP), and Center for the Advancement of Tobacco Science (CATS).