Author Patricia Rieker will discuss her most recent book, "Gender and Health: The Effects of Constrained Choices and Social Policies," at UM-Dearborn March 31

March 18, 2008

DEARBORN / March 18, 2008---Patricia Rieker, visiting professor of sociology at Boston University and associate professor of psychiatry at Harvard Medical School, will present ďPolitics, Gender and Health: What Senators Clinton, Obama and McCain Need to KnowĒ at 6 p.m. Monday, March 31 at the University of Michigan-Dearborn.

The event, which is free and open to the public, will take place in Room 1030 of the campusís College of Arts, Sciences, and Letters Building.

The talk is part of UM-Dearbornís Text in Community Series, a program sponsored by the Office of the Provost to engage the campus community in discussions with authors whose works focus on significant, current or emerging issues.

Rieker will discuss her most recent book, Gender and Health: The Effects of Constrained Choices and Social Policies. The book examines the ways that menís and womenís differential access to resources, along with the competing demands on their time, money and attention, can discourage healthy behavior. She offers a platform for change in health science and policy to reduce barriers to good health for women and men.

Riekerís talk is co-sponsored by UM-Dearbornís Women in Leadership and Learning Program, the Department of Sociology, the Clinical Health Psychology program, the Health Policy Studies Program, the Department of Behavioral Sciences, the Department of Natural Sciences and U-Mís Institute for Research on Women and Gender.

For more information, contact Sharie Beard at 313-593-5490.


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