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Corporate Income Tax Avoidance and Public Health

Center for Global Health Seminar

Thursday, November 16, 2017 2:00 PM - 3:30 PM

This presentation will provide an introduction to the methods corporations use to avoid paying U.S. federal income tax, identify the amount of revenue lost and the possible effects on public health. Because public health researchers have not addressed this issue, the presentation will frame tax avoidance in the context of a social determinant of health, and present suggested research topics and data resources for public health researchers and policy analysts.

Speaker Dr. Bill Wiist

After earning his doctorate in public health Dr. Wiist served as a teacher, administrator and researcher in academia, as an administrator in a large urban public health department, and as the executive director of a not-for-profit health organization. He is best known for his work on the influence of corporations on public health, through his international presentations, journal articles, and a 2010 book published by Oxford University Press “The Bottom Line or Public Health.” He is currently a member of an international team of researchers under contract to write two books about how to conduct research on corporations.
He is a 40-year, active member of the American Public Health Association, including having been a founding member and officer of the Trade & Health Forum. He is a member of the international Working Group on the Primary Prevention of War, an outgrowth of the APHA Peace Caucus. The Working Group fosters inclusion of the prevention of war in public health curricula.
From 2008 to 2010 he helped start the global health program at the University of Chile’s Salvador Allende School of Public Health in Santiago, Chile. He has conducted grant-funded research and programs on health and religious practices of Buddhists, and on the prevention of cancer, cardiovascular disease, intimate partner and youth violence in community, clinic and school settings among African- American, Latino and Native American communities.

In 2013 he retired from his position as Professor and a Senior Scientist at the Interdisciplinary Health Policy Institute at Northern Arizona University and returned to Oregon. He currently serves as the Chair of the Lincoln County Oregon Public Health Advisory Committee

Hallie Ford Center (campus map)
Chunhuei Chi, MPH, Sc.D.
1 541 737 3836
chunhuei.chi at oregonstate.edu
Center for Global Health - College of Public Health and Human Sciences - Oregon State University
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