NAM-HKU Fellowship in Global Health Leadership Seminar - “Towards Longevity-Ready Cities: Built and Social Environmental Determinants of Healthy Longevity” 


NAM-HKU Fellow Seminar

Dr Chinmoy Sarkar, the inaugural NAM-HKU Fellow in Global Health Leadership, will deliver his presentation entitled, “Towards Longevity-Ready Cities: Built and Social Environmental Determinants of Healthy Longevity” in February, with details as follows:


Date & Time:   17 February 2023 (Fri) at 10am HKT / 
16 February 2023 (Thu) at 9pm EST 
Format: Online via Zoom


Co-hosted by the U.S. National Academy of Medicine (NAM) and the School of Public Health of The University of Hong Kong (HKU), the seminar will feature Dr Sarkar’s project conducted as a part of his fellowship. Dr Sarkar will talk about the built and social environmental determinants of healthy longevity, including existing scientific evidence and future directions towards achieving the goal of longevity-ready cities. A panel discussion and a Q&A session with the audience will follow. 

About Dr Chinmoy Sarkar
Dr. Chinmoy Sarkar is an Associate Professor at the Department of Urban Planning & Design, Faculty of Architecture, and co-leads the Healthy High Density Cities Lab, HKUrbanLab at HKU. He is also an Honorary Member at the Department of Psychiatry, University of Oxford. His research experience and interests lie in the interdisciplinary field of Healthy Places and Cities, specifically, social and environmental epidemiology of chronic and infectious diseases (including biomarker-environment, brain-environment and gene-environment studies); determinants of neurodegenerative (dementia, Alzheimer's) diseases and mental health disorders; healthy longevity; science (including planning and design) of healthy cities; health-specific environmental exposure modelling, epidemiological designs and statistical programming. His work has leveraged the power of large cohorts (UK Biobank, Hong Kong FAMILY cohort and others), models, and algorithms towards a more nuanced and evidence-based approach to health city science.

To learn more about Dr Sarkar, please click here.


About the Global Roadmap for Healthy Longevity

Please click here to view the report. 
For the overall study, please view here


Discussion Panel 

 Mr Paul Irving  


Mr Paul Irving

Distinguished Scholar-in-Residence, The University of Southern California Leonard Davis School of Gerontology
Senior Advisor, Milken Institute

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Prof Chris Webster 


Professor Chris Webster

Dean of the Faculty of Architecture, HKU
Chair Professor of Urban Planning & Development Economics, HKU

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Dr John Rowe


Dr John W. Rowe

Julius B. Richmond Professor of Health Policy and Aging
Department of Health Policy and Management
Mailman School of Public Health
Columbia University

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Distinguished Guests

Dr Victor Dzau

Dr Victor Dzau

President, National Academy of Medicine 
Prof Vivian Lin Professor Vivian Lin

Interim Director, School of Public Health, The University of Hong Kong (HKU)
Executive Associate Dean, LKS Faculty of Medicine, HKU

Registration for the Seminar
Please register here on or before 14 February (Tue), HKT

A Zoom link will be provided to the registrants prior to the event.

Seminar Recording
Please view the recording of the seminar here.

About the Fellowship
Please view here for more details about the Fellowship programme.

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