Author Chat – Dr. Sandro Galea, “Pained: Uncomfortable Conversations about the Public’s Health”

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Date(s) - 05/09/2022
11:00 am - 12:00 pm


In May, the LSU School of Public Health’s Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Book Club will be joined by Sandro Galea, Dean of Boston University’s School of Public Health, to discuss his book Pained: Uncomfortable Conversations about the Public’s Health, co-authored by Michael Stein.  This collection of essays dives deep into understanding the factors that impact health in America in order to shift the public discourse about health.

The DEI Committee welcomes all those interested in joining the conversation with Dr. Galea! The aim of the DEI book club is to be in conversation with each other, the work we do in public health and beyond, and the texts we read, and is open to all.  All are welcome, whether you’ve read the books or are here for the conversation!

Date: Monday, May 9, 2022 at 11AM CST on Zoom

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Please Note that May’s book club will not be on a Wednesday at noon as typically scheduled.

Information about Dr. Galea

“Sandro Galea, a physician, epidemiologist, and author, is dean and Robert A. Knox Professor at Boston University School of Public Health. After receiving his medical degree from the University of Toronto, and working for Doctors Without Borders in Somalia, he went on to receive graduate degrees from Harvard University and Columbia University to pursue a career in public health. In 2015, he became the youngest public health dean in the country, assuming leadership of Boston University School of Public Health.

Sandro’s scholarship lives at the intersection of social and psychiatric epidemiology, with a focus on the behavioral health consequences of trauma, including those caused by firearms. He has published nearly 1,000 scientific journal articles and chapters, and 18 books. His newest book is “The contagion next time” is now available from Oxford University Press.”  -from 

Consider supporting locally owned book stores such as Community Book Center on Bayou Road or Baldwin and Co. on Elysian Fields. For the audio book, check out the public library app, Libby. The LSUHSC Library also has the book here: Pained: uncomfortable conversations about the public’s health.