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Lecture series

Children's Environmental Health
in Urban Context

Children’s health is significantly shaped by the environment they grow up in. Ensuring a healthy living environment for the prevention of childhood diseases is one of the essential tasks of our society. Currently, we observe dramatic change in the social and physical disposition of our children and adolescents. The onset of many physical illnesses, such as diabetes, asthma and allergies but also high blood pressure and consequent cardiovascular disease, are influenced by lifestyle and environmental factors.

From December 2018 to June 2019 we invited six international experts who presented a variety of scientific perspectives and triggered lively discussions.

Past Events

Kinder, Jugendliche und die sozialen Determinanten von Gesundheit. Vergleichende Perspektiven aus der HBSC-Studie

Vortrag in deutscher Sprache (lecture in German):

Prof. Dr. Matthias Richter
Direktor des Instituts für Medizinische Soziologie, Medizinische Fakultät der Martin-Luther-Universität Halle-Wittenberg (Director of the Institute of Medical Sociology, Medical Faculty at the Martin Luther University Halle-Wittenberg)

Datum:  Dienstag, 25 Juni 2019, 13:00-15:00 Uhr
Ort: UFZ Leipzig, Gebäude 1, Vortragssaal, 1. Stock (building 1, lecture hall, 1st floor)

UFZ Geländeplan

Foto Matthias Richter
© MLU Halle

Developing and managing urban ecosystems – challenges and opportunities for childhood health

Date: 10 April 2019, 13:00-15:00
UFZ Leipzig, KUBUS, Lecture hall 1A, first floor

Lecturer: Prof. Dr. Matilda van den Bosch
Institution: School of Population and Public Health, University of British Columbia (Vancouver, Canada)

Lecturer: Dr. Nadja Kabisch
Institution: Humboldt-University Berlin (Institute of Geography) and Head of the Junior Research Group "GreenEquityHEALTH"

Foto of Matilda van den Bosch
© University of British Columbia
Foto of Nadja Kabisch
© Nadja Kabisch

The urban exposome framework and its utility to study children’s health in urban settings

Lecturer: Prof. Dr. Konstantinos Makris

Institution: CUT - Cyprus University of Technology, Cyprus

Date: 12 March 2019, 13:00-15:00

Location: UFZ Leipzig, KUBUS, Lecture hall 1A, first floor

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Lecturer: Prof. Dr. Roderick Lawrence

Institution: UNIGE - Université de Genève, Switzerland

Date: 13 February 2019, 13:00-15:00

Location: UFZ Leipzig, KUBUS, Lecture hall 1A, first floor

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Environmental Determinants of Child Health

Lecturer: Prof. Dr. Mark Nieuwenhuijsen

Institution: ISGlobal - Barcelona Institute for Global Health, Spain

Date: 22 January 2019, 13:00-15:00

Location: UFZ Leipzig, KUBUS, Lecture hall 1C/D, first floor

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© ISGlobal

Systems Approach in Urban Health Research

Lecturer: Prof. Dr. Martin Dijst

Institution: Urban Development and Mobility, LISER - Luxembourg Institute of Socio-Economic Research, Luxemburg

Date: 12 December 2018, 13:00-15:00

Location: UFZ Leipzig, Building 1.0, Lecture hall, 254, first floor

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