The purpose of the annual Philip R. Nader Legacy of Health Lectureship and related events and activities is to promote and inspire academics, providers, public health students and community residents to stimulate the fields of primary prevention and community pediatrics. A future vision for these lectureships is to strengthen the nexus between theory and practice, and cooperation among physician, patient, family, and community. The goal is to move the needle toward an improved health status for both parents and children, by focusing on early life cycle systems.
This year's lectureship will feature a keynote address by Elsie Taveras, M.D., M.P.H., titled "Obesity Prevention in the First 100 Days." Taveras is chief of the Division of General Academic Pediatrics and director of Pediatric Population Health Management at Massachusetts General Hospital. She is also professor of pediatrics and associate professor of population medicine at Harvard Medical School and professor in the Department of Nutrition at Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health.
The annual Lectureship is hosted by the Michael & Susan Dell Center for Healthy Living at the UTHealth School of Public Health.