Life-course

Radical health development model

Essential population health goals include protecting and promoting equity and health, transforming people and place, ensuring a healthy planet, and achieving health equity. Naturally, I am often asked to give talks on health inequities (see Presentations). My general approach is to connect structural trauma (poverty, racism, discrimination) and toxic (traumatic) stress (adverse childhood experiences), inter-generational transmission of biological and social risk to offspring, life course neurocognitive development affecting a child’s brain, learning, behavior, and health for life, and industry exploitation of our neuro-vulnerabilities to design and market products for addiction and overconsumption (tobacco, alcohol, prescription opioids, processed foods, gambling, gaming, mobile phones, etc.