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The Acute Case for Chronic Health: Vital Lessons In Weathering Duress - The Brain: An Owner's Guide 2021 BrainHealth Lecture

Speaker: David Katz, PhD
Director of Yale University’s Prevention Research Center

When: Tuesday, February 9, 2021 at 7:00-8:00 PM CT

Title: The Acute Case for Chronic Health: Vital Lessons In Weathering Duress 

The Corgan Lecture

The COVID pandemic has hurt people by direct infection with SARS-CoV-2, with all of the adverse consequences now well known. It has hurt people as well by the unintended consequences of haphazard interdiction policies resulting in mass unemployment, supply chain disruptions, the amplification of social disparities, and the degradation of social determinants of health. Dr. David Katz will explore the concept of “total harm minimization” and the implementation of risk-stratified (vertical) interdiction policies, including implications for mental health. Whether or not management of this pandemic can still be enhanced, there is at least the chance to do better next time, but only if we learn the lessons of our failures.

Dr. Katz is the founding director (1998-2019) of Yale University’s Yale-Griffin Prevention Research Center, Past-President of the American College of Lifestyle Medicine, Founder/President of the True Health Initiative, and Founder/CEO of Diet ID, Inc. He earned his BA degree from Dartmouth College (1984); his MD from the Albert Einstein College of Medicine (1988); and his MPH from the Yale University School of Public Health (1993).

Virtual talks will take place on Zoom. 

The Brain: An Owners’ Guide series will be virtual in 2021 and registration will be completely free of charge!

Registration is for all four lectures.

This course is offered for 0.4 ASHA CEUs (Advanced level, Related area).
Each lecture is worth .1 for a total up to .4 CEUs for the series.

Tuesday, February 9 at 7:00pm to 8:00pm

Virtual Event

Persons with disabilities may submit a request for accommodations to participate in this event at UT Dallas' ADA website. You may also call (972) 883-5331 for assistance or send an email to All requests should be received no later than 2 business days prior to the event.

Event Type

Lectures & Workshops


Mental health, Pandemic, covid-19, Harm minimization

Behavioral and Brain Sciences
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