Field and Institution: Public Health; Columbia University, Oxford University
Bio: Abdulrahman M El-Sayed is a doctoral student in Public Health in his final year at Oxford University, where he is a Rhodes Scholar (Michigan, 2009). He is also an MD/PhD student at Columbia University, where he will resume his studies in the fall of 2011. His research interests center around the social determinants of health, with a particular focus on describing and understanding the causes and consequences of health disparities. Abdul is a graduate of the University of Michigan, in Ann Arbor, and a native of Bloomfield, Michigan.
Links to Books and Articles mentioned:
Lauderdale DS. “Birth outcomes for Arabic-named women in California before and after September 11″: http://www.rwj.harvard.edu/papers/Lauderdale.pdf
Abdul’s Top Three:
1. Link BG, Phelan J. “Social conditions as fundamental causes of disease.”
2. Jay S. Kaufman (http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed?term=Jay%20S%20Kaufman)
3. Tariq Ramadan (http://www.orinst.ox.ac.uk/staff/iw/tramadan.html)
Intro music: Basspartout, “New Horizons,” AudioJungle.
Interlude: Kesha, “Tik Toc”