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PHHP Distinguished Scholar Lecture Series

Published: January 9th, 2013

Category: Archived Features, Current, Global

Norman Sartorius, M.D., D.P.M., Ph.D., FRCPsych, will present Public health efforts to fight the stigma of mental disorders” on Monday, Jan. 28 from 4 to 5 p.m. in the HPNP Complex, room G101, as part of the PHHP Distinguished Scholar Lecture Series.

Sartorius is the former director of the World Health Organization Division of Mental Health and former president of the World Psychiatric Association. Sartorius joined the WHO in 1967 and soon assumed charge of the programs of epidemiology and social psychiatry. He was also principal investigator of several major international studies on schizophrenia, depression and health service delivery. In 1977, he was appointed director of the division of mental health of WHO, a position he held until mid-1993. In June 1993 he was elected president of the World Psychiatric Association. He has published more than 300 articles in scientific journals, authored or co-authored several books, and edited a number of others. He holds professorial appointments at major universities throughout Europe, the United States, and China.

Sartorius’ talk is hosted by the UF department of epidemiology. The lecture is free and open to the public. The College of Public Health and Health Professions’ Distinguished Scholar Lecture Series brings some of the nation’s top health professions and public health researchers to the University of Florida campus.