The Social Determinants of Health: Relevance to Cancer Disparities

SALSI-funded speaker series focuses on cancer health disparities

Dr. Paula Braveman, professor of family and community medicine, director of the Center on Social Disparities in Health, University of California, San Francisco

Social determinants are the social and environmental factors within a community that affect a person’s health. These are important to understand, as a person can be part of overlapping communities, according to Dr. Braveman’s research.

Jan. 27, 2011, 4 p.m. Refreshments will be served

Cancer Therapy & Research Center, 7979 Wurzbach Road, fourth floor, Grossman Building, Mabee Conference Room

The lecture is the second in a series sponsored by the San Antonio Life Sciences Institute (SALSI). SALSI is a collaboration between The University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio and the University of Texas at San Antonio for projects and programs to enhance research, teaching and service. The Institute for Health Promotion Research (IHPR) at the Health Science Center is coordinating the series. Both the CTRC and the IHPR are in the Health Science Center School of Medicine. For more information on the series, visit

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