Constance Nathanson

Johns Hopkins University

Constance A. Nathanson, professor in the department of population dynamics at the Johns Hopkins University School of Hygiene and Public Health, and director of the Hopkins Center on the Demography of Aging, will compare the development of public health policy in France, Britain, Canada, and the United States. Nathanson will analyze how public health risks are constructed, drawing into focus the role of social cleavage as perpetuated through race in the United States, language in Canada, and social class in Britain. She will investigate various modes of combating health problems, ranging from state policies to the mobilization of public interest groups, and look at what strategies have appeared to work best for particular problems.

 

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