Communicable disease control might be one of the oldest and most central functions of government, but it is also one in transition. The European Union has become a major part of the public health infrastructure of the continent, influencing the chances and courses of illness with its policies and agencies. Like much of EU policy, this happened with few specific decisions and only a weak legal basis. But its influence is dramatic, and little-studied or even noted. This conference brings together academics and practitioners from the EU and U.S. to understand how communicable disease control is becoming a strength of the EU and what its consequences might be.
Sponsors: CES-EUC, Center for Global Health, International Institute, Michigan Center for Public Health Preparedness, and School of Public Health.
CONFERENCE PRESENTATIONS: DAY 1. MAY 7, 2010 (audio and video)
Scott L. Greer, University of Michigan; Ken Kollman, University of Michigan; Jacques A. Drucker, Embassy of France, Washington DC; Bernard Merkel, Delegation of the European Union, Washington DC; and Howard Markel, University of Michigan.
CONFERENCE PRESENTATIONS: DAY 2. MAY 8, 2010 (audio and video)
Marco Liverani, London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine; Scott L. Greer, Heather Elliott, and David Kline Jones, University of Michigan; Tamara Hervey, University of Sheffield; Monika Steffen Institut d’Etudes Politiques de Grenoble (IEPG); Wyn Grant, University of Warwick; Daniel M. Fox, Milbank. Fund.
Jacques A. Drucker, Embassy of France, Washington DC
Heather Elliott, University of Michigan
Daniel M. Fox, Milbank Fund
Wyn Grant, University of Warwick
Scott L. Greer, University of Michigan
Tamara Hervey, University of Sheffield
David Kline Jones, University of Michigan
Marco Liverani, London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine
Margitta Mätzke, University of Göttingen and 2010 EUC Jean Monnet Postdoctoral fellow
Howard Markel, University of Michigan
Bernard Merkel, Delegation of the European Union, Washington DC
Tom Oliver, University of Wisconsin-Madison
Monika Steffen, Institut d’Etudes Politiques de Grenoble (IEPG)
Louise Trubek, University of Wisconsin-Madison
Robyn Martin, Professor of Public Health Law, Centre for Research in Primary and Community Care, University of Hertfordshire, UK; Adjunct Professor, The Chinese University of Hong Kong; Honorary Professor, London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine; Director, European Public Health Law Network.
Ralf Reintjes, Hamburg University of Applied Sciences.
Rosemary CR Taylor, Associate Professor of Sociology and Community Health, Tufts University
Preceding event, Jan 26, 2010: Conversations on Europe. "What Do America and Europe Owe to the World's Least Healthy People? International Development Assistance for Health: The Role of the EU and the US, " Lawrence Gostin, Associate Dean and Professor, Law and Global Health, Georgetown University Law School. audio video
For more about the project see Research Projects.