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A Public Health Model for the Scientific Approach to Prevention (Steven Kelder presentation)

Kelder helps reporters understand public health problems from an epidemiological perspective.


Steven H. Kelder, M.P.H., Ph.D., professor, division of epidemiology, University of Texas School of Public Health

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Panel description: 

It’s hardly news that we’re supposed to eat better and exercise regularly. So how can we tell our readers, viewers and listeners something fresh about preventive measures that can help them live longer and be healthier? Delving into the research backing public-health slogans, and probing the vested interests that may be pushing such campaigns, can help us show what works and debunk questionable claims. The data can also help us answer important questions about what drives health problems in the communities we cover.