Kate Pickett
Epidemiologist, University of York

Why Cubans Live Longer Than Americans

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The systemic problems of inequality penetrate the entire social hierarchy, giving wealthy, but disparate societies like the U.S., greater health problems and shorter life expectancies than many, less economically developed, nations.

Kate Pickett

Kate Pickett is a Professor of Epidemiology at the University of York and a National Institute for Health Research Career Scientist. She studied physical anthropology at Cambridge, nutritional sciences at Cornell and epidemiology at Berkeley before spending four years as an Assistant Professor at the University of Chicago. Her work, with Richard Wilkinson, on "The Spirit Level" was shortlisted for Research Project of the Year 2009 by the Times Higher Education Supplement, and their book was chosen as one of the Top Ten Books of the Decade, by the New Statesman.