Stanford University professor Paul Wise to lecture on “Children in Crisis” Sept. 20

September 14, 2012
by Erikah Haavie, Contributing Writer

Paul Wise

GREENVILLE, S.C.—Stanford University professor and pediatrician Paul H. Wise, an expert on child health policy, will deliver a free public lecture on “Children in Crisis: Wars and Poverty” Thursday, Sept. 20 at 6 p.m. in Furman University’s McEachern Lecture Hall.

The lecture, sponsored by the David E. Shi Center for Sustainability and supported by the J. Kelly Sisk Fund, will focus on Wise’s research on children’s health policies and socioeconomics in Guatemala. He will discuss poverty and other crises in the developing world, including the after-effects of the civil war in Guatemala that ended in 1996.

Wise is the Richard Behrman Professor of Child Health and Society, Professor of Pediatrics at Stanford University School of Medicine. He is director of the Center for Policy, Outcomes and Prevention and a core faculty member of the Centers for Health Policy and Primary Care Outcomes Research at Stanford.

He currently serves on the Secretary of the Department of Health and Human Services’ Advisory Committee on Genetics, Health and Society, and formerly served as chair of the steering committee of the National Institutes of Health Global Network for Women and Children’s Health Research.

He earned his B.A. and M.D. degrees from Cornell University and a Master of Public Health degree from Harvard University’s School of Public Health.

For more information, contact Bruce Clemens in the Department of Business and Accounting at Furman at (864) 294-3649 or bruce.clemens@furman.edu.