Philip R. Nader Legacy of Health Lectureship

The purpose of the annual Philip R. Nader Legacy of Health Lectureship and related events and activities is to promote and inspire academics, providers, public health students and community residents to stimulate the fields of primary prevention and community pediatrics. A future vision for these lectureships is to strengthen the nexus between theory and practice, and cooperation among physician, patient, family, and community. The goal is to move the needle toward an improved health status for both parents and children, by focusing on early lifecycle systems.

The annual Lectureship is hosted by the Michael & Susan Dell Center for Healthy Living at the UTHealth School of Public Health.

The Michael & Susan Dell Center for Healthy Living at The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston (UTHealth) School of Public Health in Austin is a Designated Provider of continuing education contact hours (CECH) for Certified Health Education Specialists/Master Certified Health Education Specialists (CHES/MCHES) through The National Commission for Health Education Credentialing, Inc. (NCHEC).  If you wish to receive CECH, please email

Watch this year's lectureship below:

Keynote Speakers: 

Abrams, Steven headshot

"Public policy in early childhood nutrition: Protecting and supporting vulnerable populations"

Steven Abrams, MD

Professor, Department of Pediatrics
Director, Dell Pediatric Research Institute



"The end of the average patient - individualization in 
pregnancy and medicine."

Radek Bukowski, MD, PhD

Associate Chair for Investigation and Discovery, Department of Women's Health
Professor, Department of Women's Health