RCSI MyHealth lecture: How Inequality Kills – Margins, the Marginalised and Public Health

  • Date: 19 November 2019
  • Time: 18:30 - 20:00
  • Category: Community,  General events 
  • Location: Desmond Auditorium RCSI 26 York Street, Dublin 2

The third lecture in the RCSI MyHealth Public Lecture Series 19/20, welcomes Dr David Ansell from the Rush University Medical Centre in Chicago to discuss public health and inequality. 

Speakers and panelists

  • Dr David Ansell, Rush University Medical Centre, Chicago
  • ChairFintan O'Toole

Registration and access

This is a public lecture – guests are invited to pre-register for this event. Doors will be open at 6pm and pre-registered guests will be asked to sign in at the registration desk in the main foyer of 26 York Street.

The lecture will begin at 6.30pm sharp in the Desmond Auditorium. The venue is wheelchair accessible.

About Dr David Ansell

David Ansell, MD, MPH is the Michael E. Kelly Presidential Professor of Internal Medicine and Senior Vice President/Associate Provost for Community Health Equity at Rush University Medical Center in Chicago.

Dr Ansell is a 1978 graduate of SUNY Upstate Medical College and did his medical training at Cook County Hospital in Chicago. He spent 13 years at Cook County as an attending physician and ultimately was appointed Chief of the Division of General Internal Medicine at Cook County Hospital.

From 1995 to 2005 he was Chairman of Internal Medicine at Mount Sinai Chicago and was recruited to Rush University Medical Center as its inaugural Chief Medical Officer in 2005, a position he held until 2015. His research and advocacy has been focused on eliminating health inequities and in 2011 he published a memoir of his times at County Hospital, County: Life, Death and Politics at Chicago’s Public Hospital. His latest book is The Death Gap: How Inequality Kills was published in 2017.

Dr David Ansell


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RCSI MyHealth Public Lecture Series 19/20

The RCSI MyHealth Lecture series is for people who want to learn more about common illnesses and health-related topics, and how we can improve our personal health and well-being.

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Upcoming lectures

Positive Health Series

RCSI will also host a MyHealth Positive Health Series in 2020. This three-part series is aimed at improving health and wellbeing.

Participants will receive an RCSI MyHealth Certificate upon completion and attendance at all three lectures. Additional information on the speakers and the topics being covered, along with the link to register, will be available shortly.