Adversity, Early Childhood Systems, and Well-being: the role of interventional epidemiology

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John Lynch, Professor of Epidemiology and Public Health at the University of Adelaide, South Australia, presents this special Public Health and Policy Research Seminar.

Professor John Lynch is a Visiting Professor of Epidemiology in the School of Social and Community Medicine at the University of Bristol in the UK. He spent 20 years working in North America and before returning to Australia in 2009 he held professorial positions at the University of Michigan in the USA, and at McGill University in Canada. He is an internationally recognized scholar in epidemiology and public health. In 2005 he was awarded a Canada Research Chair in Population Health. In 2007 his work in social epidemiology and public health was recognized with an Honorary Doctoral Degree in Medical Science from the University of Copenhagen. In 2009 he was awarded a prestigious NHMRC Australia Fellowship. In 2015 he was elected as a Fellow of the Australian Academy of Health and Medical Sciences.

He has over 300 publications, and in 2014, 2015 and 2016 he received Thomson Reuters’ “Highly Cited Researcher” status that places him in the top 1% of cited scientists internationally in his field. In the last 5 years, he was Chief Investigator A or B on over $10 million in NHMRC competitive research funding. In total over that period, he was a Chief Investigator on successful competitive research grants worth over $22 million. He leads an NHMRC funded Centre for Research Excellence (2015-2020) called "EMPOWER: Health systems, disadvantage and child well-being."

He currently serves on several international, national and local scientific advisory groups. He was an editor of the highly ranked International Journal of Epidemiology from 2005-16. His research interests include child health and development; social and health inequality; pragmatic RCTs of early life interventions; information systems to enhance evidence-based public health; translational research to inform policy and improve practice.


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