Dr. Donna Arnett, Dean of the University of Kentucky College of Public Health, will speak on “Precision Public Health: Balancing Scientific Investment and Prevention,” in a public event at Boston University School of Public Health.
Precision public health assumes that individuals vary in their genetic makeup and the response to their environment and their diseases differ as a result. Dr. Arnett will summarize the rapid advancements in genomics over the past two decades and the impact of those advancements on disease prediction and treatment. She will argue that while precision public health has merit, public health researchers and providers must seek equipoise in balancing proven health promotion activities and scientific advancement to address the common diseases in the US.
The event will take place Dec. 12, 2017, from 4:30 to 6 pm, at 72 East Concord Street, Boston, Mass. An ASL interpreter will be available at this event. Livestreaming will be available. Learn more and register to attend in-person or online here.