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Beyond Zip Codes: Unpacking the Place-Health Nexus (Paul Ong, PhD)

November 29, 2018 @ 12:30 pm - 1:30 pm PST

- Free


A joint endeavor hosted by the UCLA Ziman Center for Real Estate’s Housing as Health Care Initiative, the UCLA Center for Neighborhood Knowledge, the UCLA Center for Health Policy Research and the UCLA Center for Occupational and Environmental Health

“Beyond Zip Codes: Unpacking the Place-Health Nexus”
presented by: Paul Ong, PhD (Research Professor and Director of the UCLA Center for Neighborhood Knowledge)

Place matters, as captured by the statement that asserts that a person’s zip code is a better predictor of health status than the person’s DNA. Social determinants of health are intertwined with the urban spatial structure, residential patterns and the geography of opportunities. This talk explores underlying causal paths that link place characteristics, location accessiblity and transportation resources to health outcomes and systematic disparities.


**Lunch will be provided. Please bring your own beverage.**

Directions to UCLA Luskin School of Public Affairs: 


PARKING ($12.00/car) UCLA Lot 2 or 3 (depending on availability):

The UCLA Luskin School of Public Affairs building is located in the northeast section of the UCLA campus, adjacent to the Murphy Sculpture Garden. Visitors to the Public Affairs Building should plan on entering campus at the Westholme entrance off Hilgard Avenue, then drive up to the Lot 2 kiosk and pay the attendant for parking in UCLA Lot 3 or Lot 2 (depending on availability).

View the Luskin School of Public Affairs location on the UCLA interactive campus map.

For questions, please contact Christina Green (christina.green@anderson.ucla.edu).


November 29, 2018
12:30 pm - 1:30 pm


UCLA Luskin School of Public Affairs Room 2355
337 Charles E Young Drive East
Los Angeles, CA 90024 United States
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