2018: Jay Kaufman, PhD

Jay Kaufman, PhD.

The 12th Saxon Graham Lecture, Racial Health Disparities in the United States: Heterogeneous Progress and a New York Miracle.

Kaufman's work focuses on social epidemiology, analytic methodology, causal inference and on a variety of health outcomes including perinatal outcomes and cardiovascular, psychiatric and infectious diseases.

He is a professor and epidemiology program director in the Department of Epidemiology, Biostatistics and Occupational Health at McGill University. Kaufman is also currently appointed as visiting professor in the School of Public Health at the University of Chile, visiting associate professor in the Department of Epidemiology, University of Michigan School of Public Health, and adjunct professor in the Department of Epidemiology, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.

Kaufman is an editor at the journal "Epidemiology", an associate editor at the "American Journal of Epidemiology", and co-editor of the textbook "Methods in Social Epidemiology" (2nd edition, 2017). He is the 2017 winner of the Excellence in Education Award, given by the Society for Epidemiologic Research (SER).