C2ST Speakeasy: “Why Being Poor Can Also Make You Sick” with Dr. Paula Skye Tallman

September 1, 2015

Geek Bar Beta
1941 West North Avenue, Chicago, IL, USA


It is well-known that there is strong relationship between socioeconomic status (SES) and health outcomes. What is behind this association and why does it matter? In this talk, Dr. Tallman will speak about the links between SES and health outcomes and how psychological stress may be a key factor in understanding the SES gradient in health.

She will then share the results of her research connecting SES to mental and physical health outcomes in her work among the AwajĂșn, an indigenous Amazonian population experiencing rapid lifestyle changes. She will conclude by discussing why the relationship between SES, stress, and health matters for people across the globe.

C2ST Speakeasy is held on the first and third Tuesdays of every month. Attendance is free, but registration is strongly encouraged. To register, click HERE or on the “Buy Tickets” button below.