Annual Carol Buck Lecture and Graduate Scholarship

Stranges_Saverio_350w.jpg"Epidemiology and Prevention of Chronic Disease: A Global Journey"

2021 Carol Buck Lecturer: Dr. Saverio Stranges

Professor & Chair
Department of Epidemiology and Biostatistics
Schulich School of Medicine & Dentistry
Western University

Date: Friday, December 03, 2021
Time: 1:30 - 3:00 p.m. EST
Location: Via Zoom

This seminar will provide a global overview on the epidemiology and prevention of chronic disease, with focus on cardio-metabolic conditions, in the context of multimorbidity, aging and the current COVID pandemic. It will focus on examples of Dr Stranges’s own research in this field. Specific areas will be: (1) the role of traditional and emerging risk factors; (2) the importance of socio-environmental determinants of health and their impact on chronic disease in both high-income countries and low-resource settings; (3) current & future public health challenges and opportunities in chronic disease prevention.


Dr. Carol Buck

CarolBuck_160x180.pngThe late Dr. Carol Buck was affiliated with the Department of Epidemiology and Biostatistics from 1952-2004. Dr. Buck was the first female chair at Schulich Medicine & Dentistry, and served in this position from 1967-1977.
Passionate about advancing human health, Dr. Buck was an international leader in her discipline and a respected teacher who significantly impacted students and colleagues.

The Carol Buck Lecture and Graduate Scholarship in Epidemiology was established to honour Dr. Buck. Throughout her career, Dr. Carol Buck’s work demonstrated a passionate commitment to advancing human health. Using rigorous methods of epidemiology to identify and correct the causes and determinants of ill-health, she became an international leader in the discipline. Carol’s colleagues and former students respected her amazing clarity of thought and communication.