Global Health Series

The Global Health Initiative leverages the leadership of the Mailman School and its collaborating partners in the field of global health to showcase knowledge and innovation with respect to key global challenges. We seek to promote equity, effectiveness and evidence in policy and practice. 

As part of our efforts to fulfill these goals, GHI seeks to advance the collective insight and influence of the School and its partners by participating in a broad range of events. Visit the event archive page to browse past events.

CUGH 2018: Trainee-Led Satellite Session

 Thursday March 15th 2018, 8am-12pm, To register click here, Eventbrite

 

2017-2018 Series

THE GLOBAL HEALTH PRACTICUM POSTER SHOWCASE

Wednesday February 28th, 3:30 pm - 5:00 pm 
Hess Commons, 722 West 168th, ARB

Global Health Certificate students will present posters highlighting experiences from their six-month practicum abroad. Refreshments wine will be served.

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Universal health coverage in global health

Friday, November 17th 12-1:30pm 

4th floor Room 440, ARB

Speaker:  Ariel Pablos Mendez, MD MPH Columbia University Medical Center 

Panel Discussion: Moderated by Wafaa El-Sadr

Lynn Freenman, JD, MPD Population and Family Health, MSPH

Michael Guzmano, PhD, Health Policy , Rutgers University School of Public Health 

Susan Strasser-Michael, RN, PhD, ICAP at Columbia University, MSPH

Ariel Pablos-Mendez Presentation

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Global Mental Health Seminar Series

 

Global Mental Health Meets Neuroscience: Synergy and Opportunity

Monday, Monday, January 29th, 4:00pm-5:30pm 
at the NY Psychiatric Institute on 1051 Riverside Drive in the 6th Floor Boardroom (Room 6601)

Dr. Dan Stein is professor and chair of the department of psychiatry and mental health at the University of Cape Town, Director of the Medical Research Council Unit on Anxiety Disorders, and Visiting Professor of Psychiatry at Mt. Sinai Medical School in New York. He is interested in the psycho-biology and management of the anxiety, obsessive-compulsive and related, and traumatic and stress disorders. He has also mentored work in other areas that are of particular relevance to South Africa. Dan has authored or edited over 30 volumes, including “Cognitive-Affective Neuroscience of Mood and Anxiety Disorders”, and “The Philosophy of Psychopharmacology:  Smart Pills, Happy Pills, Pep Pills” and he is a recipient of CINP's Max Hamilton Memorial Award for his contribution to psychopharmacology.

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Perspectives of Survivors of Human Trafficking on their Experiences in Shelter Care in Cambodia

Monday, December 4th, 4:00pm-5:30pm 
at the NY Psychiatric Institute on 1051 Riverside Drive in the 6th Floor Boardroom (Room 6601)

Dr. Laura Tsai is a Fellow at the Carr Center for Human Rights Policy at Harvard Kennedy School and a Visiting Scholar at New York University School of Social Work. She is a social work researcher and practitioner with over fifteen years of experience pertaining to human trafficking and gender-based violence. As a mixed methods researcher, she integrates participatory, qualitative, and quantitative approaches in her research. Her research primarily focuses on the design, evaluation, and dissemination of economic empowerment and reintegration support interventions for survivors of human trafficking and gender-based violence in Southeast and South Asia. She holds a BA from Brown University (magna cum laude) and MSSW and PhD from Columbia University. 

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Improving the Health of People with Serious Mental Illness: The Case for Community

Monday, November 27th 4-5:30pm 
at the NY Psychiatric Institute on 1051 Riverside Drive in the 6th Floor Boardroom (Room 6601)

Speakers: 

Dr. James Knickman, PhD, is the Derzon Clinical Professor at the NYU Robert F. Wagner Graduate School of Public Service. Dr. Knickman and will serve as Director of the Health Evaluation and Analytics Program (HEAP), a joint initiative of the Wagner Health Policy and Management Program and the NYU School of Medicine’s Department of Population Health. Jim will also have faculty appointment at the NYU School of Medicine. Dr. Knickman was previously the president and CEO of the New York State Health Foundation which focuses on high impact interventions to bring about measurable improvements in New York’s health system. Prior to that appointment, Dr. Knickman was Vice President for Research and Evaluation at the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation (RWJF). At RWJF, Dr. Knickman served on the executive group that set strategy and made decisions related to a $400 million annual grant-making agenda, with specific duties focused on management of grant-making in the research and evaluation areas comprising approximately 25% of the foundation’s activities. Prior to RWJF, Jim was Professor of Health Policy and Health Administration at NYU Wagner.

Dr. Ralph Aquila is a community psychiatrist who has helped thousands of indigent New Yorkers living with some of the most serious forms of mental illness, including schizophrenia and bipolar disorder.  He pioneered the concept of a “health home” long before it gained popularity in the rest of the country. At the Sidney R. Baer Jr. Health Center, where Dr. Aquila is Director, Fountain House members receive comprehensive medical and behavioral health services at one state-of-the-art centralized location. Dr. Aquila is largely responsible for establishing and growing Fountain House’s wellness program, which addresses disturbing statistics that demonstrate people with mental illness live on average 25 years less than the general population. The wellness program’s goals are to create a health-conscious culture at Fountain House and to introduce a broad array of wellness practices into the life of the community, offering education and resources so members can make healthy life-choices.

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Child Psychiatry in a Least Developing Country: The Only Child Psychiatrist in Nepal Shares His Story

Monday, November 13th 4-5:30pm 
at the NY Psychiatric Institute on 1051 Riverside Drive in the 6th Floor Boardroom (Room 6601).

Speaker:  Dr. Arun Raj Kunwar, MD, is the only practicing Child and Adolescent (C&A) Psychiatrist of Nepal. He completed his MD in Adult and General Psychiatry (2003) and fellowship in Child and Adolescent Psychiatry at SUNY Upstate Medical University at Syracuse, NY, USA. He was a full-time Research Assistant Professor at SUNY (2005-2009) and during that period he was awarded "The Pilot Research Award" by the American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry in 2005 and "Young Investigator Award" (NARSAD) in 2008.

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Community mental health: Politics, Policy and Practice in nyc 1979-2017

Monday, October 16th 4-5:30pm 
at the NY Psychiatric Institute on 1051 Riverside Drive in the 6th Floor Boardroom (Room 6601)

Speaker: Ellen Baxter Founder and Executive Director of Broadway Housing Communities.

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The Future Directions of the Canada Grand Challenges TEAM Grant

Monday, September 25th 4-5:30pm
at the NY Psychiatric Institute on 1051 Riverside Drive in the 6th Floor Boardroom (Room 6601)

Speakers:

David M. Ndetei is Professor of Psychiatry at the University of Nairobi, Kenya and founder and Director of the Africa Mental Health Foundation

Victoria Mutiso holds a PhD and Masters in Clinical Psychology from the University of Nairobi

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2016-2017 Series

Global Health Risks in latin america

Monday, April 10th, 2:30-3:30
Allan Rosenfield Building, 722 W. 168th St., 11th Floor Conference Room

Speaker: Giorgio Solimano Cantuarias, MD, Academic Director, Global Health Program, University of Chile, School of Public Health, Director of Strategic Development, Presidents Office, University of Chile

The seminar will cover trends of new global health problems in Latin-America and the Caribbean and ways to tackle them, including the role of academic institutions both at the national and international level.

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THE GLOBAL HEALTH PRACTICUM POSTER SHOWCASE

Wednesday, March 1, 4:00 pm - 5:30 pm 
Bard Hall, 60 Haven Ave., Ballroom

Global Health Certificate students will present posters highlighting experiences from their six-month practicum abroad. Refreshments wine will be served.

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A War Remembered: Biafra at 50

Monday March 20th, 3:30-5pm
Allan Rosenfield Building, 722 W. 168th St., Hess Commons

Speaker: James Phillips, Ms, PhD Moderated by Wafaa El-Sadr, MD MPH,MPA, Director of ICAP and GHI

By some estimates, the Nigerian Civil War was the greatest catastrophe ever to have occurred in Africa.   Over the June, 1967 to January, 1970 period, the conflict may have claimed as many as two million lives.  This presentation will be delivered by a former relief officer of the International Committee of the Red Cross who participated in the Biafra relief action over the May to October, 1969 period as an entry-level  logistics worker, and from November 1969 to July 1970 as a “UN Forward Observer” assigned to the Third Division of the Nigerian Army. 

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2015-2016 Series

Refugee Health in the 21st Century: The Case of Syria

Thursday, June 23, 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm
Allan Rosenfield Building, 722 W. 168th St., Hess Commons

Speakers: Wafaa El-Sadr, MD MPH,MPA, Director of ICAP and GHI , Terra Mackinnon, MSc., Policy Coordinator Consultant at UNHCR ,Miriam Rabkin, MD, MPH, Director Health System Strategies, ICAP, Tahilia Rebello, PhD, Program Manager & Research Scientist for GMHP, MSP

The changing health needs of refugees and displaced people in the 21st century, focusing on the Syrian crisis. Noting the increased duration of displacement, the urbanization of refugees (in cities as well as refugee camps), and the health burden of refugees from middle income countries.

Presentation slides:
Terra Mackinnon: Refugee Health
Miriam Rabkin: Health in Complex Emergencies
Tahilia Rebello: Mental Health in Complex Emergencies and Refugee Settings: The case of Syria
Fouad Mohammed Fouad: The changing health needs of refugees and displaced people in the 21st century

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Cardiovascular Effects of Household Air Pollution - Pilot Evidence from Ghana

Monday May 9th, 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Allan Rosenfield Building, 722 W. 168th St., 11th Floor Conference Room

Welcome by Darby Jack, PhD. Presentation by Kwaku Poku Asante, MD, MPH, PhD, visiting lecturer at the School of Public Health in Ghana and the Columbia University Mailman School of Public Health.

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Responding to Non-Communicable with Lessons From HIV

Thursday, May 5th, 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm
Allan Rosenfield Building, 722 W. 168th St., Hess Commons

Moderated by Wafaa El-Sadr. Panelists to include Linda Kupfer, Miriam Rabkin, and Priya Kanayson.

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ROAD SAFETY IN NYC AND BEYONG: GLOBAL ADVANCES AND CHALLENGES SEMINAR 

Monday, April 25th, 4:00 pm - 5:30 pm 

Allan Rosenfield Building, 722 W. 168th St., Hess Commons

Moderated by Wafaa El-Sadr. Panalists to include Joyce C. Pressley, Natalie Draisin, FIA Foundation, Juan Martinez, NYCDOT and Guohua Li

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THE GLOBAL HEALTH PRACTICUM POSTER SHOWCASE

Wednesday, March 9, 4:00 pm - 5:30 pm 
Riverview Lounge in the Hammer Health Sciences Building. 

Global Health Certificate students will present posters highlighting experiences from their six-month practicum abroad. Refreshments wine will be served.

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THE GHANA ESSENTIAL HEALTH INTERVENTIONS PROGRAM (GEHIP)

Wednesday October 14, 2015, 3:30pm - 5 pm
Allan Rosenfield Building, 722 W. 168th St., Hess Commons

This seminar featured James F. Phillips and John Koku Awoonor-Williams.

Moderated by Wafaa El-Sadr. Panelist to include: Lynn P. FreedmanSusan Michaels-Strasser, and Amy Veinoglou, One Million Community Health Workers Campaign. 

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Women and Girl Rising: Progress and Resistance around the World 

Wednesday October 7, 2015, 3:30 pm - 5:00 pm
Allan Rosenfield Building, 722 W. 168th St., Hess Commons

This book launch event for Women and Girl Rising: Progress and Resistance around the World, featured the book’s editors and authors, including co-editor Terry McGovern.

Welcome
John Santelli, MD, MPH
Chair and Professor of Population and Family Health 

Presenters
Terry McGovern, JD (Editor)
Professor of Population and Family Health

Ellen Chesler, PhD (Editor)
Senior Fellow
Roosevelt Institute

Adrienne Germain
Mobilization for Sexual and Reproductive Health and Rights
President Emerita, International Women’s Health Coalition

Anne Marie Goetz
The Women, Peace, and Security Agenda
Clinical Professor at the Center for Global Affairs at New York University

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