With the average American spending less than 7 days in a doctor’s office in their lifetime, how can doctors make a real impact on the health of our population? “Health happens outside the doctor’s office,” explains demographer Patrick M. Krueger. Join him as he shares a surprising discovery - a high school diploma just might save your life.
Patrick M. Krueger is an Associate Professor in the Department of Health & Behavioral Sciences at the University of Colorado Denver. He spends his mornings thinking about populations and how health and disease are distributed throughout them. He spends his afternoons thinking about how things like education, poverty, and race can shape your health in ways that your doctor may not be able to fix. On the weekends, Patrick spends his time trying to embarrass his 12-year-old daughter, and trying not to embarrass his wife.
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