Megan Sandel / Boston University Schools of Medicine and Public Health

Gui Auditorium / Knowlton Hall
September 30, 2015 - 5:30pm

Megan Sandel, MD, MPH, will present a lecture titled "The Housing Vaccine: Why Stable Decent Affordable Homes Keep Communities Healthy" in Knowlton Hall’s Gui Auditorium at 5:30 p.m. on Wednesday, September 30, 2015. The talk is co-sponsored by Nationwide Children’s Hospital, the Affordable Housing Alliance and, at Ohio State, the Glenn College of Public Affairs, the College of Public Health, the Kirwan Institute for the Study or Race and Ethnicity and the College of Nursing. The lecture is free and open to the public.

Megan Sandel is an Associate Professor of Pediatrics at the Boston University Schools of Medicine and Public Health and a co-principal investigator with Children's Health Watch who speaks about the importance of affordable housing to improve health outcomes.

In 2007, she was appointed Medical Director of the National Center for Medical-Legal Partnership. She is the former pediatric medical director of Boston Healthcare for the Homeless program.

As a nationally recognized expert on housing and child health, she published, with other doctors at Boston Medical Center, a national report on how housing affected child health based on the DOC4Kids project (1998). She is the author of There’s No Place Like Home (1999), a report documenting how asthma, lead, injuries, homelessness, food insecurity, chronic disease and educational attainment were all affected by housing.

Dr. Sandel has served as a principal investigator for numerous NIH, HUD and foundation grants, working with the Boston Public Health Commission and Massachusetts Department of Public Health to improve the health of vulnerable children, particularly those with asthma. She has served on numerous committees and advisory boards, including the National Center for Healthy Housing, both the National American Academy of Pediatrics' and Massachusetts Chapter's Committee on Environmental Health and the CDC Advisory Committee for Childhood Lead Poisoning Prevention.

Dr. Sandel was a co-principal investigator of the Boston Healthy Homes Partnership in 2000 and is a founding member of the Asthma Regional Council of New England.