Director of the International Centre for Health and Society at University College London, this world reknowned epidemiologist is the principal investigator of the Whitehall studies (cohort studies of the British civil servants) whose results have profoundly influenced thinking about the determinants od health and role of empowerment on health.
He has also written on the problems of dissemination of scientific knowledge and the influence scientific thinking can have on policy and behaviour.
Drawing on his personal experience, Michael Marmot traces an evocative portrait of the difficulties faced by scientists when they venture out in the political domain.
He describes the panic situation surrounding the mad cow disease situation in the UK and examines the relative weight of scientific evidence in influencing public opinion.
From his participation in an Expert committee on nutrition at the national level, Michael Marmot underlines the limitations but also stresses the importance of securing a place for public health in the formulation of healthy public policy.
Finally, he looks back on the teachings of the Whitehall studies that demonstrate the importance of bridge building between epidemiology and psychology.
Mots-clés Pascal : Epidémiologie, Fonctionnaire, Mass media, Presse, Recherche, Communication, Politique, Royaume Uni, Nutrition, Appareil circulatoire pathologie, Facteur risque
Mots-clés Pascal anglais : Epidemiology, Civil servant, Mass media, Press, Research, Communication, Policy, United Kingdom, Nutrition, Cardiovascular disease, Risk factor
Notice produite par :
ENSP - Ecole nationale de la santé publique (devenue EHESP)
Cote : MMVD/0002 I
Code Inist : 002B30A11. Création : 19/02/1999.