Lisa Berkman

Lisa Berkman

Social epidemiologist

Lisa Berkman is the Thomas D. Cabot Professor of Public Policy for the Departments of Health and Social Behavior and Epidemiology, at Harvard University's School of Public Health and is Chair of the Department of Health & Social Behaviour.

Her studies on the health benefits of joining groups is ground-breaking and is one of the reasons that Professor Lisa Berkman is regarded among the best in the world on the subject of community effects on health.


Added 08 April 2003

Lisa Berkman

Why Strong Communities Hold the Secret to Living Longer and Better

The increased disparity in wealth in Australia has created a larger group at the lower end of the socio-economic spectrum that experiences a higher magnitude of risk for developing health problems. This group needs to band together and strengthen in order to live a longer and better life.

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