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Global health study, practice and research focus on equity in health for all people worldwide. They emphasize transnational issues, determinants and solutions in health, promote interdisciplinary collaboration and are a synthesis of population-based prevention with individual-level clinical care. Koplan JP et al. The Lancet 2009, 373(9679):1993-1995.
The aim of Global Health Studies at the School of Medicine is to prepare students with an awareness and understanding of the significant health challenges of the 21st century. The program is focused on achieving health for all through addressing health disparities and equitable access to quality care for individuals and communities throughout the world. The program addresses the school’s mission to ensure the health and well-being of all people.
The seminar series will provide all participants with an opportunity to study and engage with the fundamental topics in contemporary global health. It will explore critical issues affecting disease burden and health care delivery throughout the world.
The program consists of monthly, extracurricular seminars beginning in the Fall of 2022 through Spring 2023. The series is open to all medical students, residents and interprofessional health students.
Sessions will be held from 4:30pm-6:00 pm via Zoom with most sessions scheduled on the second Monday of the month unless otherwise indicated (see the schedule below).
Global health policies, and community health care
Zero TB: A Strategy for the Elimination of Tuberculosis
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Dr. Steve Kairys, HMSOM
Comparative top 10 morbidities/mortalities (HICs,LICMs), Neonatal/Under 5 mortality, causes
Monday, January 9
*7:00pm - 8:30pm
From concept to public health reality: the oral cholera vaccine story
Global Issues in Mental Health
Global distribution of mental disorders, esp. depression, care for the chronic mentally ill in LMICs
Dr. Anjali Gupta, HMSOM
Gender Issues in Global Health
Female reproductive health, gender disparities in health/health care
Global Health Governance and Security
What is global health governance? Redressing global health inequities
The COVID-19 Pandemic
Pandemic impact, local and global responses
Climate change: Planetary Health and One Health
Changes in earth’s ecosystems affecting health. Emerging zoonotic diseases
Health Systems and Health Care Delivery
Organization of health sectors, quality of care, human resources, primary and selective care
Work in global health settings
Roundtable discussion of HMSOM faculty experiences of working in global health
Download the Entire 2022-2023 Schedule Here.
Please contact Dr. Alfred Pach, Member of the HMSOM’s Global Health Working Group and Associate Professor in the Department of Medical Sciences at HMSOM, with any questions about HMSOM Global Health. His email address is firstname.lastname@example.org.