Russia’s Public Health Crisis: Examining the Politcal Causes of Dismal Health Outcomes Since the Collapse of Communism

Seminar

Speaker(s)

Rajaie Batniji,

Date and Time

January 27, 2012 12:00 PM - 1:30 PM

Availability

RSVP

By Invitation Only.

RSVP required by 5PM January 25.

Location

Walter P. Falcon Lounge

In spite of the economic advances and increases in GDP since the collapse of communism, Russia suffers from a range of dismal public health outcomes reminiscent of a much poorer country. This study seeks to understand what role political factors play in the country's high adult mortality rate and declining life expectancy by mining World Bank and World Health Organization data and examining how Russians access healthcare services and information.

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