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  AUGUST 27, 2010
ASPH INITIATIVES
Meet the Author! Webcast Series: Socioeconomic Status and Diabetes Mortality Risk

PHR webcastPublic Health Reports will be hosting a “Meet the Author!” live webcast series next Tuesday, August 31, 2010 from 1-2 p.m. (Eastern). The webcast will focus on the socioeconomic status and risk of diabetes-related mortality in the U.S. This focus came after decades of public health and medical interventions in which diabetes still remained one of the top 10 leading causes of death in the United States.

Little is known about the extent of socioeconomic differences in diabetes-related mortality, due in large part to the paucity of data sources that contain health, mortality, as well as robust socioeconomic information. This webcast will discuss an approach to address some of the previous data limitations by examining socioeconomic differences in diabetes-related mortality. The webcast presentation will focus on a study by Drs. Sharon Saydah and Kimberly Lochner, both of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, which uses nationally representative data sources and demonstrates the socioeconomic gradient in diabetes-related mortality in the U.S. Results of the study were published in the May/June issue of Public Health Reports (p. 377-88).
The “Meet the Author!” webcast series continues to be an ongoing feature of Public Health Reports. Archived webcasts hosted by the journal include:

To register for the Tuesday, August 31st “Meet the Author!” live webcast series, click here.
For more information about the topic and author, click here.