Social Vulnerability and Determinants of Health
Who gets sick? And why? What are the ways social and economic factors affect health? How big is that effect?
This talk will explore the specifics of what drives health outcomes and susceptibility to disease, with some expected — and some surprising — influences on our health status. We will focus on an innovative predictive model of Covid-19 illness factors, as well as other conventional and common health conditions. In addition, we will examine the CDC's Social Vulnerability Index and what it says about human disease.
Dr. Tom Caven
Sept 2 (W)
$45 (Pre-registration required.)
Presented virtually via Zoom
Dr. Caven graduated summa cum laude from University of Texas at Austin, B.A. Plan II Honors Program. He completed his Medical Education at U.T. Medical School at San Antonio, where he was an A.O.A. graduate. Postgraduate training followed at John Peter Smith Hospital in Ft.Worth, Texas (affiliated with UT Southwestern),. Dr Caven was a founding member of Travis Physician Associates in 1994, later forming Seton Health Partners in 1998.
Beginning 2018 Dr Caven has served as Medical Director of Seton Health Alliance, developing health strategies and clinical integration. From 2001 to 2018 Dr. Caven was Chief Medical Officer and Medical Director at UMC Brackenridge Hospital and later the inaugural Chief Medical Officer at Dell Seton Medical Center at U T, a member of the Seton Family of Hospitals. He is a Clinical Assistant Professor of Medical Education at Dell Medical School, UT Austin.
Outside activities include membership on the External Advisory Committee of the University of Texas School of Biomedical Engineering. He is also active in the emerging field of Virtual Reality Immersive Medicine and clinical research in its applications.
Wednesday, September 2, 2020
Zoom Video Conferencing
3708 Crawford St
Austin, TX 78731
Dr. Tom Caven