Webcast/Podcast On the Social Determinants of Health
Michael Marmot is a central figure in advancing scholarship and theory on the social determinants of health. He has been knighted for his work, and he is also the Chair of the WHO's Commission on the Social Determinants of Health. Given my general interest in webcasts/podcasting these days, I was delighted to find a 2005 lecture of Marmot's on the Social Determinants of Longevity and Morality.
Sage Crossroads, an online forum addressing human aging has very kindly granted me permission to link to Marmot's lecture, which is available via podcast (mp3) or webcast. A transcript is also available. The lecture is fantastic, and I highly recommend it both for those who have no exposure to Marmot's work and the importance of the social gradient, and for those who are already familiar with his work.
Though I'm making my way through the literature on the social determinants of health, including Marmot's work -- the importance of which can hardly be overstated, IMO -- the lecture was incredibly stimulating. Highly recommended.