Mount Sinai Health System

Department of Environmental Medicine & Public Health

Title:  Aftermath of the garment factory disaster in Bangladesh: How are the injured workers doing?

 Speaker:  Hasanat Alamgir, PhD

 Chair, Health Policy and Management

 New York Medical College

 Date:  Wednesday, November 1, 2017

Time:  12PM - 1PM

Location:  CAM Building, 17 East 102nd Street                                                    West Tower  Elevator, 5th Floor, D5-122

Objectives: Dr. Alamgir will discuss the recent factory fires and collapses in Bangladesh. His talk will share findings from a research study that determined health and economic conditions of injured workers after the most recent disaster.

 Short Bio:  Hasanat Alamgir served as an Associate Professor at the University of Texas School of Public Health (2010-2016) before joining New York Medical College. Before moving to Texas, he served as the Director of research and evaluation at a provincial public health agency in Vancouver, Canada (2006-2010). His research activities have primarily focused on conducting 1. epidemiological investigations of risk factors of occupational injuries and injuries and 2. economic burden and economic evaluation of interventions.

As principle and co-investigator, he has received research funds from several sources including the Department of Defense, NIH/Fogarty, State Health Department, Environmental Protection Agency and Workers' Compensation Boards. Dr. Alamgir studied populations that ranged from sawmill and healthcare workers in Canada, military personnel in USA to garment workers in Bangladesh. His graduate students have worked outside the USA (e.g., Ethiopia, Bangladesh, Burkina Faso, Peru, Uganda, New Zealand and Canada). Dr. Alamgir grew up in Bangladesh and received his education from Bangladesh (Pharmacy), the USA (Business Administration) and Canada (Public Health).

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*Light lunch will be provided



Wednesday, November 1, 2017 at 12:00pm to 1:00pm

CAM Buiduilding, 17 East 102nd, West Tower Elevator - 5th Floor, D5-122 17 East 102nd, West Tower Elevator - 5th Floor