ESRC Festival of Social Science – Tipping Points in Health and Society

6th November 2014, 19:30 to 21:00, Durham Town Hall, Market Place, Durham City, Prof Michael Goldstein and Dr Camila Caiado, Dept of Mathematical Sciences

Health problems, from cardiovascular disease to the AIDS epidemic, present major social challenges that require new forms of intervention in health care. Modelling health problems provides a way to help meet those challenges. How can risk prediction models provide early warning signals for the onset of disease? How can health models help increase life expectancy after surgery? Are there health ‘tipping points’ that can be predicted or detected before the onset of disease?

These questions along with others will be addressed by leading researchers from Durham University’s Tipping Points project funded by the Leverhulme Trust, who will present their current research on human health, combining expertise from social science, statistics and medical research. In this talk you will learn about how modelling individual and population health can tackle some of the biggest health problems affecting society today, and the uncertainty and complexity surrounding public health issues.

The event is free but places are limited. Please register to attend this event by emailing us. Please feel free to pass info about this event onto friends and colleagues. A drinks reception will follow the talks to provide an opportunity for members of the public to speak with researchers about their work.

This event is part of the ESRC Festival of Social Science. Please visit the Tipping Points website for further details about the project.


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