| Historical Perspective: S. Leonard Syme's influence on the development of social epidemiology and where we go from there|
Irene H Yen
University of California, San Francisco, USA
Epidemiologic Perspectives & Innovations 2005, 2:3
Published 25 May 2005
This article accompanies Len Syme's "Historical Perspective: The social determinants of disease – some roots of the movement." It describes some of Len's role in the development of social epidemiology through mentoring investigators and influencing training programs. It also discusses some challenges for the field and ways to move forward.