Global Health Lectures + Recordings

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Annie Hardison-Moody, PhD, MTS
““I just take it day by day”: Rural mothers’ experiences of political disenfranchisement, and its impact on their health and food security”
04-24-2024 | Link to lecture 


Melari Shisha Nongrum, PhD
“Insights into Tribal Health: case studies from Northeast India's tribal communities”
04-12-2024 | Link to lecture 


Samhita Kumar, MPH,  Kenneth Castro, MD  and Sarita Shah, MD
Hubert Department of Global Health Special Event
03-27-2024 | Link to lecture 


Lu Gram, PhD
“What Works to Promote Action Against Gender Based Violence? A Series of Studies in Mumbai, India”
03-20-2024 | Link to lecture 


Rachel Waford, PhD, ABPP
“From “Community-Based” mental health care to “Community-Informed” mental health care: Using global mental health models to serve individuals and families living with psychosis in Metro Atlanta.”
01-24-2024 | Link to lecture 



Dr. Parveen Bhalla, Dr. Mona Duggal
“Transforming Lives Through Wheat Flour Fortification in India”
11-08-2023 | Link to lecture 


Maria Dieci, PhD
“Can Incentives Improve Quality of Malaria Care? Evidence on Patient and Provider Decision-making from Kenyan Pharmacies”
10-25-2023 | Link to lecture 


Camila Boynton, MPH
“Modernizing the Learning Experience: Novel Approaches to Upskilling Public Health Data Scientists”
09-27-2023 | Link to lecture 


Alemseged Abdissa, PhD
“Biomedical and Clinical Research: Lessons from Armauer Hansen Research Institute, Addis Ababa, Ethiopia”
04-26-2023 | Link to lecture 


James (Jim) Lavery, PhD
“How Can We Improve the Effectiveness of Global Health Campaigns?”
04-12-2023 | Link to lecture 


Hanqi Luo, MS, PhD
“Streamline Information Analysis in Global Nutrition”
03-22-2023 | Link to lecture 


Aryeh Stein, PhD
“A Life-Course Approach to Human Development: Insights from COHORTS”
02-08-2023 | Link to lecture 



Glen Maberly, MD
“When the COVID pandemic meets the Diabetes epidemic in western Sydney, Australia: How did we respond?”
11-10-2022 | Link to lecture 


Elizabeth Rhodes, PhD, MS
“Applying a rapid qualitative approach in community engaged implementation research: a case example from an evaluation of a breastfeeding peer counseling program in the US”
11-09-2022 | Link to lecture 


Guilherme S. Ribeiro, MD, MS, PhD
“Emergence, Spread, and Impact of Chikungunya Virus in Brazil: Findings from an Urban Epicenter”
10-26-2022 | Link to lecture 


Vivek Virendra Singh, MBBS, MPH
“Health Security, System Resilience, and Sustainable Development Goals – The India COVID-19 Case”
10-12-2022 | Link to lecture 


Luke Nyakarahuka, PhD, MPH, BVM
“A decade of characterizing the epidemiology of viral hemorrhagic fevers in Uganda”
09-26-2022 | Link to lecture 


Jonny Crocker, PhD
“Applying Implementation Science models and methods in the global health context from WASH to HIV and back again”
09-14-2022 | Link to lecture 


Ben Lopman, PhD MSc
“Epidemiology and the Coming Golden Age of Vaccines"
04-28-2022 | Link to lecture 


Neel Gandhi, MD
“A Vision for Global Health from the Perspective of Tuberculosis, an Ancient Disease”
04-27-2022 | Link to lecture 


Mohammed Ali, MD, MSc, MBA
"Implementation Science and Global Health: The Future is Now"
04-26-2022 | Link to lecture 


Karen Holzberg, MPH, and Juan Leon, PhD, MPH
Protecting Food Workers from SARS-CoV-2 During Produce Production and Processing – an Industry/University Partnership
02-23-2022 | Link to lecture 


Subasri Narasimhan, MPH, PhD and Anna Newton-Levinson, MPH, PhD
The GEMMA Workshop: Lessons Learned from a Community Abortion Education Workshop
01-12-2021 | Link to lecture 



Tiarney Ritchwood, PhD
Working With and For Communities to Address Syndemics and Advance Health Equity
12-10-2021 | Link to lecture 


Larissa Jennings Mayo-Wilson, PhD, MHS
Addressing Economic Determinants of HIV Vulnerabilities in High-Risk Young Adults
12-09-2021 | Link to lecture 


Lavanya Vasudevan, PhD, MPH, C.P.H.
Contextually-relevant interventions to mitigate vaccination inequities and hesitancy
12-07-2021 | Link to lecture 


Joshua Jeong, ScD
Engaging Fathers to Improve Global Early Child Development
12-03-2021 | Link to lecture 


Meredith Brooks, PhD, MPH
Innovative applications of clinical and routine data to improve pediatric tuberculosis care
12-01-2021 | Link to lecture 


Fernando Alarid-Escudero, PhD
From COVID-19 to Cancer: Informing Global Health Policy with Decision Modeling
11-30-2021 | Link to lecture 


Dabney P. Evans, PhD, MPH
Using Rights-Based Approaches to Health for Gender-Based Violence Prevention & Response
11-23-2021 | Link to lecture 


Sophia Hussen, MD, MPH
The Glass is Half Full: Strengths-Based Approaches to HIV-focused Research, Education and Practice
11-19-2021 | Link to lecture 


Sheela Sinharoy, PhD, MPH
Improving global nutrition: Interdisciplinary solutions to a multifactorial problem
11-18-2021 | Link to lecture 


Michael H. Chung, MD, MPH, FRCP
Treating Cervical Intraepithelial Neoplasia in Women Living with HIV in Kenya
11-17-2021 | Link to lecture 


Yaw Addo, MS, PhD
Time to Change How We Define Anemia Globally - Evidence from 79K Individuals from 25 Countries
10-27-2021 | Link to lecture 


Kavita Singh, PhD
Collaborative Quality Improvement Initiative for Prevention of Cardiovascular Disease in India (C-QIP Study)
09-22-2021 | Link to lecture 


Carol J. Haley, PhD, MS
Modernizing Global Health Security to Prevent, Detect, and Respond
09-08-2021 | Link to lecture 


Cynthia G. Whitney, MD, MPH
Current Breakthroughs and Future Directions from CHAMPS
05-05-2021 | Link to lecture 


Ashley L. Greiner, MD, MPH
Are Countries “Ready”? Strengthening International Emergency Operations and Workforce Capacity
04-14-2021 | Link to lecture 


David Flood, MD, MSc
Implementation of Comprehensive Cardiometabolic Care in Guatemala
03-24-2021 | Link to lecture 


Elizabeth Rhodes, MS, PhD
Scaling Up Evidence-Based Nutrition and Diabetes Interventions in Community and Healthcare Settings
03-17-2021 | Link to lecture 


Dr. Chikwe Ihekweazu, FFPH
Strengthening Health Security through National Public Health Institutes
03-10-2021 | Link to lecture 


Liliana Aguayo, MPH, PhD
Childhood and Adolescence Origins of Disparities in Cardiovascular Disease in Adulthood
02-24-2021 | Link to lecture 


Saria Hassan, MD
Increasing Severity of Extreme Weather Events and Rising Prevalence of Chronic Diseases: A Recipe for Disaster

02-10-2021 | Link to lecture 

Special Seminar
We Have Vaccines, Now How Do We Deliver Them To Everyone Locally and Globally?
01-28-2021 | Link to lecture 


Depmala Pokhriyal
Do Financial Incentives Matter to Mothers: Evidence from an India Study
01-27-2021 | Link to lecture 



Bethany Caruso, PhD & Sheela Sinharoy, PhD
Development and validation of a measure of empowerment in urban sanitation for low- and middle-income countries: the Measuring Urban Sanitation and Empowerment (MUSE) study
11-18-2020 | Link to lecture 


Sophia Hussen, MD & Marxavian Jones, MPA
The B6 Project: Developing a Social Capital Intervention with and for Young Black gay men
11-11-2020 | Link to lecture 


M. Farhan Majid, PhD
Economics of Global Health
11-04-2020 | Link to lecture 


Dr. Ikechukwu (Ike) Ogbuanu, MD, MPH, PhD
High-Resolution Mortality Surveillance in Sierra Leone: The Experience of CHAMPS before and during the COVID-19 pandemic
10-28-2020 | Link to lecture 


Sarita Shah, MD MPH
COVID-19 RESPONSE IN FULTON COUNTY: Supporting testing, case investigation, and epidemiologic analysis for public health action
10-14-2020 | Link to Presentation Slides 


Tiffany Gust Duque, MPH, RDN
Cochrane US COVID-19
09-23-2020 | Link to lecture 

John N. Nkengasong

John N. Nkengasong, MSc, PhD
09-09-2020 | Link to lecture 


Scott JN McNabb, PhD, MS
Now is Time to Modernize U.S. Public Health Surveillance
08-26-2020 | Link to lecture 


Matthew Magee, PhD
Mycobacterium tuberculosis and non-communicable diseases: Incidence of diabetes mellitus and pulmonary impairment among TB survivors
04-29-2020 | Link to lecture 


John Blevins, PHD
Religion’s Varied Effects on the COVID-19 Outbreak Response
04-22-2020 | Link to lecture 

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Chima J. Ohuabunwo MD, MPH, FWACP
Innovations in Overcoming Socio-cultural Barriers and Accelerating Polio Eradication Efforts, Northern Nigeria, 2012-2019
04-15-2020 | Link to lecture 


Scott JN McNabb, PhD, MS
Africa CDC Institute for Workforce Development Strengthens Public Health and Clinical Capacity Through Moving Blockbuster to Netflix
04-08-2020 | Link to lecture 


Rachel Waford, PhD
Global Mental Health in the age of COVID-19:Our collective Peril
03-25-2020 | Link to lecture 

Fernando Riosmena

Fernando Riosmena, PhD
Immigrant Mental and Physical Health throughout the 21st Century
03-18-2020 | Link to lecture 

K. M. Venkat Narayan, MD, MSc, MBA

K. M. Venkat Narayan, MD, MSc, MBA
Back to the Future: Historic roots of diabetes point to counter-intuitive solutions
03-04-2020 | Link to lecture 

Karla Galaviz

Karla Galaviz, MSc, PhD
Expanding Implementation Science and Capacity for GLocal Chronic Conditions
02-26-2020 | Link to lecture 

James Lavery

James Lavery, PhD
Give Me Liberty or Give Me Disease Control
02-14-2020 | Link to lecture 



Francisco Diez-Gonzalez, PhD
Emerging Global Food Safety Issues and Opportunities - UGA Center for Food Safety Introduction
12-04-2019 | Link to lecture 

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Adam Thompson
Data-Driven Global Health
11-20-2019 | Link to lecture 

George Kamkamidze

George Kamkamidze, MD, PhD, MS
Hepatitis C Elimination – The Country of Georgia Experience
11-19-2019 | Link to lecture 

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Dr. Abhay Bang
Research with the People
11-14-2019 | Link to lecture 

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Dr. John Blevins, Dr. Ellen Idler, Dr. Mimi Kiser, Ms. Ahoua Kone
Religion and Public Health: An Emory Distinctive
11-13-2019 | Link to lecture 

Carlos del Rio, MD, FIDSA

Carlos del Rio, MD, FIDSA
Ending the HIV Epidemic Globally & Locally
10-30-2019 | Link to lecture 

Breanna Wodnik, MPH

Breanna Wodnik, MPH
The Roles of Stakeholder Experience and Organizational Learning in Declining Mass Drug Administration Coverage for Lymphatic Filariasis in Port-au-Prince, Haiti: A Case Study
10-23-2019 | Link to lecture 

Stanley O. Foster, MD

Stanley O. Foster, MD
Bangladesh Independence and Smallpox – A Unique Partnership. 221,607 Smallpox Cases; 44321 Smallpox Deaths. A 50 Year Reflection (1970 – 2019).
10-16-2019 | Link to lecture 


Kate Winskell, PhD & Gaëlle Sabben, MPH
A Smartphone Game to Prevent HIV among Young Africans
10-02-2019 | Link to lecture 

Scott JN McNabb

Scott JN McNabb, PhD, MS
“Africa CDC Institute for Workforce Development Moves Blockbuster
to Netflix in Training Public Health Professionals in African Union Member States”
09-18-2019 | Link to lecture 

Roger Rochat, MD

Roger Rochat, MD
Abortion and Public Health
09-04-2019 | Link to lecture 

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Ali AlShehri, MD, MSc, FRCGP, ACHE, MFPH
The Need for a Healthcare Leadership Program in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia; HELP
08-26-2019 | Link to lecture 

Claudia E. Ordóñez

Claudia E. Ordóñez
Harnessing Medical Pluralism in South Africa: Culture-Centered HIV Interventions
04-24-2019 | Link to lecture 

R.L. Felipe Lobelo

R.L. Felipe Lobelo, MD, PhD, FAHA
Football Is Medicine: A global movement for engaging lifestyle interventions
04-17-2019 | Link to lecture 

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Global Health MPH Candidates - Seema Sandhu, Puneet Anantharam, Mahnoor Mahmood
Decolonizing Global Health: Overturning the Political, Economic, and Social Conditions of the Status Quo
04-10-2019 | Link to lecture 

Joyce C. Ho

Joyce C. Ho, MA, PhD
Assessing machine learning methods for predicting cardiovascular disease complications in people with diabetes
04-09-2019 | Link to lecture 

Brieanne Kidd Kohrt

Brieanne Kidd Kohrt, PhD
Going global to address the local: Methods for closing gaps to mental health care for the Latinx
04-03-2019 | Link to lecture 

James V. Lavery

James V. Lavery, PhD
Stakeholder engagement and the implementation of Global Health programs
03-27-2019 | Link to lecture 

Chima J. Ohuabunwo

Chima J. Ohuabunwo MD, MPH
Promoting the One Health Approach in Sub-Saharan Africa: AFENET Collaborations
03-20-2019 | Link to lecture 

Michael F. Iademarco

Michael F. Iademarco, MD, MPH
Public Health Leadership and Health Diplomacy: a Federal Perspective
03-06-2019 | Link to lecture 

Robert F. Brieman

Robert F. Breiman, MD
Early Findings from CHAMPS
02-27-2019 | Link to lecture 

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Dabney P. Evans, PhD, MPH, Lara S. Martin, MA, MPH, Eva Lathrop, MD, MPH, and Sydney Spangler, MSN, PhD
Emory University and the new 2018 Inter-Agency Field Manual (IAFM) on Reproductive Health in Humanitarian Settings
02-20-2019 | Link to lecture 

Scott JN McNabb

Scott JN McNabb, PhD, MS
New Africa CDC Institute for Workforce Development
02-13-2019 | Link to lecture 

William Patterson

William Patterson, MS, PhD
Lessons Learned in International Development – 20+ Years in USAID
01-23-2019 | Link to lecture 

Quique Bassat

Quique Bassat MD, MSc, Phd
Malaria eradication: Where are we coming from and where are we going?
01-15-2019 | Link to lecture 


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Jeffrey P. Koplan MD, MPH, Robert Breiman, MD, Parmi Suchdev, MD MPH
What’s new and exciting at the Emory Global Health Institute
12-05-2018 | Link to lecture 

Jessica K. Fairley

Jessica K. Fairley, MD, MPH
Challenges of Leprosy Control: Impact of Poverty, Co-infections and Nutrition on Disease Burden in Endemic Regions
11-28-2018 | Link to lecture 

Cari Jo Clark, ScD, MPH

Cari Jo Clark, ScD, MPH
Preliminary findings from the Change Starts at Home Trial, a Social and Behavior Change Communication Intervention
11-14-2018 | Link to lecture 

Walter A. Orenstein, MD, DSC (Hon)

Walter A. Orenstein, MD, DSC (Hon)
Ending an infectious disease permanently: The polio eradication effort – progress and lessons learned
11-07-2018 | Link to lecture 

Rachel Waford, PhD

Rachel Waford, PhD
Walking the walk: Promoting mental health in public health settings
10-31-2018 | Link to lecture 

Christopher N. Ford, PhD MPH

Christopher N. Ford, PhD MPH
Obesity and hypophagia in the age of cardiometabolic disease: Perspectives from Populations to Persons
10-24-2018 | Link to lecture 

Emergency Response and Recovery Branch at CDC

Emergency Response and Recovery Branch at CDC
Health in Humanitarian Emergencies -- Principles and Practice for Public Health and Healthcare Practitioners
10-17-2018 | Link to lecture 

Mohannad Al Nsour, MSc, PhD

Mohannad Al Nsour, MSc, PhD
Eastern Mediterranean Public Health Network - A Driving Force in Public Health
10-10-2018 | Link to lecture 

Usha Ramakrishnan, PhD

Usha Ramakrishnan, PhD
Nutrition Education during the Preconception Period
10-03-2018 | Link to lecture 

Randall M. Packard, PhD

Randall M. Packard, PhD
The Limits of Global Health: A Historical Perspective
9-26-2018 | Link to lecture 

John N. Nkengasong, MSc PhD

John N. Nkengasong, MSc PhD
Africa CDC and a New Public Health Order for Africa's Health Security
9-12-2018 | Link to lecture 

A. Cornelius Baker

A. Cornelius Baker
Moving from hard to reach to the center of our attention:Addressing the HIV epidemic among black gay men
8-29-2018 | Link to lecture 

Carol Anderson

Carol Anderson, PhD
One Person, One Vote: How voter suppression is destroying our democracy
2-28-2018 | Link to lecture 


Ines Casanova

Ines Gonzalez-Casanova, PhD
Trajectories in child health, nutrition, and development
12-13-2017 | Link to lecture 

Erica A. Krisel

Erica A. Krisel, MPH
The American Cancer Society’s Response to the Emerging Cancer Burden in the Developing World
11-29-2017 | Link to lecture 

Fuminori Sakai

Fuminori Sakai, MD, PhD
Global Epidemiology of Pneumococcal Diseases: How I became a Public Health Detective
11-15-2017 | Link to lecture 

Donna Spiegelman

Donna Spiegelman, ScD
The case for the promotion of healthy workplace environments in the battle against the global cardiometabolic diseases epidemic
11-01-2017 | Link to lecture 

Matthew Freeman, PhD, MPH

Matthew Freeman, PhD, MPH
Water, sanitation and hygiene for the control of neglected tropical diseases: recent evidence and emerging approaches
10-25-2017 | Link to lecture 

LT Ryan M. Wallace DVM, MPH

LT Ryan M. Wallace DVM, MPH
Frontline Public Health: A One Health Approach to Stopping the World’s Deadliest Disease
10-18-2017 | Link to lecture 

Kate Meehan, MPH

Kate Meehan, MPH
Evaluating the Effectiveness of a Quality Improvement Intervention for Maternal and Newborn Health in North Kivu, Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC)
10-04-2017 | Link to lecture 

James V. Lavery, PhD

James V. Lavery, PhD
Humanizing Global Health
09-27-2017 | Link to lecture 

Lynnette M. Neufeld

Lynnette M. Neufeld, PhD
Evaluation of population-based nutrition programs: challenges and opportunities
09-20-2017 | Link to lecture 

Solveig Argeseanu-Cunningham

Solveig Argeseanu-Cunningham, PhD, MA, MSc
Migration, assimilation, and health among refugee families in the U.S. and Europe
09-06-2017 | Link to lecture 

Sherry Tanumihardjo

Sherry Tanumihardjo, PhD MS
The Changing Landscape of Vitamin A Programs Globally
08-30-2017 | Link to lecture 

Scott JN McNabb

Scott JN McNabb, PhD, MS
Transforming Public Health Surveillance to Achieve the Global Health Security Agenda
08-23-2017 | Link to lecture 

A. David Napier

A. David Napier, PhD
Cultural and Social Risk Factors in Type 2 Diabetes: A Multinational Urban Study
04-19-2017 | Link to lecture

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Phuong Hong Nguyen, PhD
Evaluating the Impact of Large-scale Behavior Change Communications Programs in Bangladesh and Vietnam: The Alive & Thrive Initiative
04-12-2017 | Link to lecture

O'Son and Cookson

Lana O'Son and Susan Cookson
The impact of the Syrian refugee crisis on tuberculosis control in Lebanon and Jordan
04-05-2017 | Link to lecture

Koop Group

Koop Group
Zika Virus Emergency Response Perspectives
03-22-2017 | Link to lecture

Lindsey Locks

Lindsey Locks, PhD
Scaling-up Micronutrient Powder Interventions: From Efficacy Trials to Implementation
03-15-2017 | Link to lecture

Melissa Young

Melissa Young, PhD, CLC
1st 1000 Days: Critical Window of Opportunity for Maternal and Child Nutrition - Research and Teaching: Current and Future
03-06-2017 | Link to lecture

Guillermo Umpierrez

Guillermo Umpierrez, MD, FACP, FACE
Diabesity (Diabetes-Obesity) in Latinos: An Emerging Epidemic
03-01-2017 | Link to lecture


Laura E. Smith, PhD
Evaluation of mycotoxin exposure in rural Zimbabwe: Implications for maternal and child health
02-22-2017 | Link to lecture


Mohammed K. Ali, MD, MSc, MBA
The Evidence for and Barriers to Promoting Healthier Lifestyles
02-15-2017 | Link to lecture



Scott JN McNabb, PhD MS & Ghada. N. Farhat, PhD MPH
Field Epidemiology and Management & Leadership Training Programs in Liberia and Sierra Leone
11-30-2016 | Link to lecture

Robert A. Bednarczyk

Robert A. Bednarczyk, PhD
Measles eliminated in the Americas – No need to worry about it anymore, Right?
11-02-2016 | Link to lecture

Rachel N. Waford

Rachel N. Waford, PhD
Early Intervention in Psychosis: Creating a Broader Mental Health Community
10-12-2016 | Link to lecture

Kristie McComb, Grace Omulogoli, Robert Makori
Tackling the Growing Cancer Burden in Kenya: The Experience of Kenyatta National Hospital
10-05-2016 | Link to lecture

Scott JN McNabb

Scott JN McNabb, PhD, MS
Transforming Public Health Surveillance
08-31-2016 | Link to lecture 

Ali Shehri

Ali M. Al Shehri, MD
Public Health in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia: Past, present and future
04-20-2016 | Link to lecture 

Stephen Bentley

Stephen Bentley
Evolution of pneumococcal genome towards evading the effects of vaccines and antibiotics
04-19-2016 | Link to lecture 

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George Roark
Logistics in Complex Emergencies-eating Coffee beans, Smoking Cigarettes and drinking Mountain Dew
04-13-2016 | Link to lecture 

Maria Meritt

Maria Merritt (Hopkins)
How Should Social Justice Count in Treating Drug-Resistant Tuberculosis?
04-06-2016 | Link to lecture 

Igho Ofotokun

Igho Ofotokun
Inflammatory Bone Disease in HIV infection: A Growing Challenge Globally
03-23-2016 | Link to lecture 

Imbrahim Bani

Ibrahim Bani
The KSA Response to MERS-CoV: The Importance of Community Awareness and Preparedness
03-16-2016 | Link to lecture 

Jim Zingeser

Jim Zingeser
Bracketing the Ebola Epidemic – Guinea at the Beginning and the End
03-15-2016 | Link to lecture 

Eva Leidman

Eva Leidman
Complex Humanitarian Emergency in Ukraine: Recent Assessments, Humanitarian Response, and Lessons Learned

Anne Williams

Anne Williams
A behavior change intervention to improve maternal dietary diversity in rural Kenya
02-24-2016 | Link to lecture 

Danny Haddad

Danny Haddad
Morbidity Management and Disability Prevention  (MMDP) Project in NTDs
02-03-2016 | Link to lecture

Julie Hotchkiss

Julie Hotchkiss
Hold Your Breath: The Detrimental Impact of Hazardous Air Pollutants on the Respiratory Health of Children in Tennessee
01-20-2016 | Link to lecture


Isabelle Romieu

Isabelle Romieu
Obesity and Breast Cancer in Latin America
11-18-2015 | Link to lecture 

Francois Grunewald

Francois Grunewald
Healthcare in Disaster Situations: Lessons Learned in Haiti and Nepal
10-28-2015 | Link to lecture 

Jorge Salinas

Jorge Salinas
Malaria, Nutrition and Metabolomics
10-21-2015 | Link to lecture 

Cari Jo Clark

Cari Jo Clark - SRH Faculty Candidate
Development of Intimate Partner Violence Research in the Middle East / North Africa Region
10-7-2015 | Link to lecture 

Karen Andes

Karen Andes
Growing Up on the Margins: Sexual and Reproductive Health among Youth in Adverse Environments
09-16-2015 | Link to lecture 

Fleetwood Loustalot and Pragna Patel - CDC
A public health approach to addressing the global burden of cardiovascular disease
09-9-2015 | Link to lecture

Susan Somach

Susan Somach, JD
Exploring a Critical Connection between Gender and Health: Gender Based Violence
9-2-2015 | Link to lecture 

Amita Gupta

Amita Gupta, MD, MHS
Conducting HIV and TB research in India: Challenges and Opportunities
8-27-2015 | Link to lecture 

Matthew J. Magee, PhD, MPH

Matthew J. Magee, PhD, MPH
Dysglycemia, diabetes mellitus, and effects on Mycobacterium tuberculosis
03-25-2015 | Link to lecture

Jordan W. Tappero, MD, MPH

Jordan W. Tappero, MD, MPH
CDC: Ebola Response and Global Health Security Agenda
03-04-2015 | Link to lecture

Daniel Grossman, MD

Daniel Grossman, MD
Integration of family planning services into HIV care and treatment in Nyanza, Kenya

Robert A. Hahn PhD MPH

Robert A. Hahn PhD MPH
Health Equity Reviews at the Guide to Community Preventive Services

COL James E. Czarnik, MD

COL James E. Czarnik, MD
Challenges in fighting an Ebola Outbreak (Why send the Army to fight a virus?)
02-04-2015 | Link to lecture

Maria Auxiliadora F. Vertamatti , MD, MSc

Maria Auxiliadora F. Vertamatti , MD, MSc
Assistance to child survivors of sexual abuse
01-28-2015 | Link to lecture


Alex Smith, JD MPH MA
Law, Human Rights, and Reproductive Justice At Home and Abroad
01-21-2015 | Link to lecture


Jorge Vidal

Jorge Vidal, MSc, PhD
Global carriage of the pneumococcus and new molecular approaches to study the "pneumobiome"

Michael Pratt, MSPE, MD, MPH

Michael Pratt, MSPE, MD, MPH
Wandering the world of physical activity and health.

Marcus Marktanner, MBA MS PhD and Dlorah Jenkins, MPH

Marcus Marktanner, MBA MS PhD and Dlorah Jenkins, MPH
A Framework for Assessing the Economic Cost of an Ebola Outbreak

Ralph Ankri

Ralph Ankri
Orange Labs SA4LCI Support AMEA for Local and Collaborative Innovation

Diana Greene Foster, PhD

Diana Greene Foster, PhD
What Happens to Women Who Are Denied Abortions?

Scott J. N. McNabb, PhD MS

Scott J. N. McNabb, PhD MS
Developing a Consensus Framework of Best Practices for Collaborative Research during Global Public Health Emergencies

Mary Claire Worrell, Evelyn Howatt and Natalie Peters

Mary Claire Worrell, Evelyn Howatt and Natalie Peters
Multiple approaches to improve pregnancy outcome surveillance system A Practicum Student Presentation

Dr. Olive Shisana

Dr. Olive Shisana
The Sixth BRICS Summit: Inclusive Growth, Sustainable Solutions

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Mark H. Einstein, MD, MS
"HPV-Related Issues in HIV: Can we Improve Outcomes?"

Felipe Lobelo, MD PhD FAHA
"Exercise as Medicine: Advancing Global Health, One Step at a Time"

David Addiss, MD, MPH
"Global health: What's compassion got to do with it?"

Jennifer Bernal, MSc, PhD
"Food insecurity measurements: from a household to an individual perspective"

Ibrahim A Bani, MD, DTM&H, PhD
"Controlling Tuberculosis Infection among Healthcare Workers, Jazan Region, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia"

Karen Andes, PhD
"Why Paraguay?"


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Rebecca Day Merrill, PhD, MHS
Diet, Genes, and the Environment: A multidisciplinary approach to understanding iron deficiency anemia in developing countries.

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Kristin VanderEnde, RN, CNM, PhD
Community-level Correlates to Violence Against Women and Girls in Bangladesh

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Juan A. Rivera, MS PhD
"Mexico's fight against obesity: actions, results, and challenges"

seminar series

Judy Aubel, PhD
"Ecological and multi-actor strategies to promote systemic and sustained change in community norms"

seminar series

Andreas Georgiadis, PhD
"The Sooner The Better But It's Never Too Late: The Impact of Child Growth At Different Stages of Infancy and Childhood on Cognitive Development"

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Roger Rochat, MD
"The Global Elimination of Maternal Mortality from Abortion"

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Sophia Hussen MD, MPH
"Coffee, Capital, and the Cross: Exploring Resilience among Ethiopian Expert Patients Living with HIV"


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"The Emory-Tbilisi Partnership: Lessons Learned and Future Possibilities for Emory University"

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Diabetes in the MENA Region

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An update on the HPV Vaccine: A Global Perspective

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Fast data, slow data: The Vaccine Confidence Index

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SARS: "Lessons for response to emergence of a Novel Coronavirus in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia"

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CDC's International Emergency and Refugee Health Branch: Evidence in Action

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The Dynamics, Determinants and Dimensions of Cardiovascular Disease in India

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"Effectiveness of Micronutrient Powders for Home Fortification of Food"

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International Trachoma Initiative

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Bihar Summer Student Symposium

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"If the Condom Doesn't Fit, You Must Resize It"
The #1 problem with condoms is that men don't wear them often enough. This seminar describes the medical rational behind custom fit condoms and presents future research opportunities.

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Global Momentum in Family Planning: an experience in South Sudan
Maternal mortality stands at 2054 per 100,000 live births with a fertility rate of 6.7%. Like many developing nations, the reproductive health policy of South Sudan includes a health and family life education campaign to highlight health and socio-economic benefits of family planning.

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"To Open Oneself is a Poor Woman's Trouble" Embodied Inequality and Childbirth in South Central Tanzania
"To reduce maternal mortality and achieve MDG-5, maternal healthcare institutions are committed to making some form of biomedical obstetric care more available to all childbearing women."

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Parents, Death and Its Implication for Child Survival
There is increasing evidence that the health, education, and socioeconomic status of mothers and fathers have significant impact on the health and survival of their children.

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"Mandela's children: Securing the health and well-being of future generations in South Africa"
The seminar will present health trend data from rural and urban South Africa highlighting the "tough" South African neighbourhood, complex transitions underway, converging rural-urban scenarios, and evidence critical for intervention development.

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Primary Prevention of Type-2 Diabetes in the United States
This talk describes the rationale for and evidence accumulated regarding primary prevention of type 2 diabetes in the US. We describe a meta-analysis of translation studies that adapted primary prevention models in real-life settings and discuss the key negotiations with stakeholders that led to rollout of diabetes prevention service offerings.

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"The Global Burden of Cancer"
This presentation will highlight the importance of NCDs worldwide, the increase as population age and life style changes, particularly in developing countries. We will discuss modifiable life style factors which prevention strategies should focus.


"Health and Democracy & Governance"
Improved accountability is often called for as an element in improving health system performance. At first, the idea of better accountability seems simple, but it contains a high degree of complexity.


"Intimate Partner Violence among Male-Male Couples"
Dr. Rob Stephenson discusses the issue of intimate partner violence among male-male couples across all cultural boundaries.

"Ethnic Disparities in Diabetes Care and Outcomes, Lessons from New Zealand"
Dr. Kenealy describes the variances in diabetes care and results base on differences of ethnic background of each patient.

"Sprinkles sales reduce anemia, iron deficiency and vitamin A deficiency among young children in Kenya"
Dr. Suchdev describes the impact of nutrient supplementing sprinkles on the youth of Kenya.

Cervical Cancer Prevention Globally: Current Activities Related to Cervical Cancer Screening and Vaccination
Dr. Mona Saraiya presents an update on the status of Cervical Cancer in the global arena.

"The Built Environment and Recreational Physical Activity among Adults in Bogota, Colombia and Curitiba, Brazil"
The growing evidence of the influence of urban environment on physical activity (PA) underscore the need for novel policy solutions to address the inequality, lack of space, and limited PA resources in rapidly growing Latin American cities.

"The Brazilian Health System and the Right to Healthcare"
Aline Albuquerque S. de Oliveira is the principal investigator for the "Bioethics and Human Rights Research Group" which examines issues related to health, bioethics and human rights.

"The Early Days of the AIDS Epidemic in the United States: Views from Atlanta and Hollywood"
This presentation will use the results of epidemiologic investigations and clips from the film, "And the Band Played On" to examine the early history of the AIDS epidemic in the United States.

"Exploring Global Reproductive Health Data"
Discussion includes research data gathering from around the world, the languages used, and the sharing of the infomation.

"After CAPRISA 004 and iPrEX: Implications for PrEP Research"
CAPRISA 004, the most exciting news to come out of this year's International AIDS Conference - tested the ability of an antiretroviral (ARV)-based vaginal agent to prevent HIV infection in women.

"Polio Endgame: Focusing on Social Determinants"
A major challenge to the success of the Global Polio Eradication Initiative (GPEI) is reintroduction of wild poliovirus from the remaining endemic countries (including India) into polio-free countries, and, countries that are rapidly becoming polio free.

"The Bristol Stool Chart as an Alternative to Self-Reported Diarrhea as an Outcome Measure in WASH Research"
Dr. Clair Null presents results from the first use of the Bristol Stool Chart to track health outcomes among children in a developing country as part of a cluster randomized trial of a water quality improvement.

"Follow That Microbe"
Dr. Casanova's research interests include environmental microbiology, healthcare infection control, waterborne diseases, and water supply, hygiene and sanitation interventions in developing countries.

"Can Toys Be Used as an Additional Measure in Health Studies"
In an attempt to better understand household hygiene and bacterial contamination with E. coli, this study examined bacterial contamination found on children's toy from families that were participating in a study on water treatment in households in Honduras.

"Foreign Disaster Assistance"
Mr. Ward's most recent overseas post with USAID was in Pakistan as the Mission Director, serving from July 2002 through December 2003. Prior to that, he was the Director of USAID's Office of Procurement in Washington, D.C.

"Religion's Role in Adolescent Sexuality"
This presentation will summarize the findings from four series of workshops that examined the role of religion in relation to sexuality.

"Using Community HIV-1 Viral Load to Measure the Success of the National AIDs Strategy"
Dr. Das discusses the novel public health surveillance indicator, community viral load, that reflects the success of combination HIV prevention and treatment interventions.

"Influenza and Bacterial Infections - the Deadly Synergism"
The interdependence of pneumonia and influenza significantly affects morbidity outcomes for many patients of either disease.


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"Influenza, a Risky Disease"
Dr. Sencer was Director, CDC, 1966-1977 during the Swine flu epidemic. In this talk, he shares his public health experience of that epidemic and its implications today.

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"Food Safety Challenges in a Global Food System"
Instigated by recent outbreaks of foodborne illnesses making national and international headlines, food safety awareness has heightened among the food industry, regulatory agencies, and the public.

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"TYCHO: A Global, Open-Access, Public Health Database"
Project TYCHO* at the University of Pittsburgh aims to develop an international repository that provides global public health data to the scientific community and policy makers. (*) Tycho Brahe (1546-1601) was a Danish nobleman who is known for collecting astronomical data used by Kepler to formulate the laws of planetary motion.

Scenarios from Africa is an HIV/AIDS community mobilization, education and media process carried out with and for young people. It was initiated by Hubert Department of Global Health faculty member Kate Winskell and her husband Daniel Enger with African colleagues in 1996. Since 1997, contests have invited young Africans to contribute scripts for short fiction films to educate their communities about HIV/AIDS. The young contest participants are mobilized by non-governmental and community-based organizations and local, national and international media across sub-Saharan Africa.

The winning ideas in each contest are selected by juries and, following adaptation, transformed into short fiction films by leading African directors. More than 35 films have been produced to date and are available in over 25 languages. Widely broadcast and used extensively as an educational resource at community level, they are among the most widely used audio-visual resources for HIV communication in Africa.

You will find links to a small selection of Scenarios from Africa films below. To see and download additional films in multiple languages, visit

Scenarios from Africa in a nutshell

Iron Will

Just Once

Tiger, Tigress

The Reasons for a Smile