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Jerry Morris Memorial Lecture

On October 1st, 2019, the Centre for Global Chronic Conditions is organizing the Jerry Morris Memorial Lecture to celebrate his work.

Professor Jerry Morris was a pioneer of the application of epidemiological methods to major public health problems, particularly chronic diseases. His textbook, The Uses of Epidemiology (1957), helped to create the discipline of chronic disease epidemiology and an understanding of the social determinants of disease. He was dubbed “the man who invented exercise” for his research demonstrating higher rates of coronary heart disease rates among bus drivers (sedentary) than conductors (active). Jerry was a professor of public health at LSHTM and director of the Medical Research Council's first Social Medicine Unit. He continued conducting innovative research until his death in October 2009 at the age of 99.




Professor Ann Oakley, Institute of Education, University College London will give an introductory talk about Jerry Morris and his work with her father, Richard Titmuss.

Professor George Davey Smith, University of Bristol, will give an introductory talk about Jerry Morris, his life and contribution to public health.

Professor Andre-Pascal Kengne, Director of the Non-Communicable Diseases Research Unit at the South African Medical Research Council will give a lecture on Risk Prediction and Type 2 Diabetes Mellitus

Professor Kengne qualified in medicine from the University of Yaounde 1, Cameroon and in 2009, he gained his PhD from University of Sydney, Australia. Dr Kegne’s major research interests are in cardiovascular and diabetes epidemiology and prevention.  He is a Fellow of the International Society of Hypertension, The George Institute for Global Health, Australia, The Julius Center for Health Science and Primary Care (Netherlands); member of the American Society of Hypertension, High blood pressure Council of Australia and many other local/regional societies. He is on the editorial board of the Cardiovascular Journal of Africa and Pan-African Medical Journal, and serves as reviewer for several additional medical journals.  


This session will be live-streamed and recorded - accessible to both internal and external audience

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Open to all, seats available on first come, first served basis.