MCH Life Ccourse Research Network Webinar: The Life Course Perspective in Promoting Health in Aging

Monday, October 10, 2011
1:00pmET - 2:00pmET
Location: Webinar

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This webinar - the fourth in the MCH LCRN's ongoing series on The State of Life Course Health Development Research: Past, Present and Future - will feature Diana Kuh, Director of the MRC Unit for Lifelong Health and Ageing and of the MRC National Survey of Health and Development, and Principal investigator for HALCyon.

Dr. Kuh has a first degree in Economics from Cambridge University and a PhD from the London School of Economics on early life influences on adult health. She was a research fellow at Exeter University (in the Institute of Biometry and Community Medicine and the Department of Child Health) before joining the MRC National Survey of Health and Development in 1987. She was made Professor of Life Course Epidemiology at University College London in 2003.

Dr. Kuh uses data from the MRC National Survey of Health and Development to study how biological, psychological and social factors at different stages of life, independently, cumulatively or interactively affect adult physical capability and musculoskeletal function and their change with age. She also uses this life course approach to study women's health, cardiovascular health and well being.

Dr. Kuh is internationally recognized for the advancement of the field of life course epidemiology where she is the author of the acknowledged key texts: "A life course approach to chronic disease epidemiology" (2nd edition Oxford University Press 2004, with Professor Yoav Ben-Shlomo) and "A life course approach to women's health" (Oxford University Press 2002, with Dr Rebecca Hardy). Dr. Kuh has published over 150 articles in a wide range of peer-reviewed journals.