Monday, November 11, 2019 - 12:00pmDowntown Campus
Lunch at 11:30 am
Alfredo Morabia is a Swiss American doctor, epidemiologist, and historian. He is Professor of Epidemiology at the Barry Commoner Center for Health & the Environment at Queens College, City University of New York. He is PI of the World Trade Center-Heart cohort study. He lectures and teaches on the history of epidemiology internationally in English, French, Spanish, Portuguese, and Italian. He also serves as Editor-in-Chief of the American Journal of Public Health, is editor of “Epidemiology in History” in the American Journal of Epidemiology, and was supported by NLM to write about the history of epidemiology.
Dr. Morabia completed his undergraduate studies at Collège Calvin in Geneva in 1971, majoring in Greek and Latin; received his MD from the School of Medicine at the University of Geneva in 1978; and trained in internal medicine at the University Hospital of Geneva and in occupational medicine in Italy. In 1986, Dr. Morabia received a grant from the Swiss National Science Foundation to study at the Johns Hopkins School of Hygiene and Public Health, where he obtained an MPH and PhD in epidemiology, the first such PhD awarded to a Swiss citizen, and an MHS in biostatistics. He is board-certified in internal medicine and occupational medicine. In 1990, he became Chair of the Clinical Epidemiology Unit at the University Hospital of Geneva, the first epidemiology group ever created in a Swiss hospital. Under his leadership, the unit grew into a division, and he was subsequently appointed professor of clinical epidemiology at the University of Geneva. In 2009, he was appointed Fellow of the Royal College of Physicians of Edinburgh.