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Global Health Studies at HMSOM

Global Health Studies at HMSOM

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.

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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.

Global Health Seminar Series

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).

Date/Time Speaker Topic Description
Monday, November 14 Dr. Salmaan Keshavjee, Harvard University

Global health policies, and community health care

Zero TB: A Strategy for the Elimination of Tuberculosis

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Monday, December 12

Dr. Steve Kairys, HMSOM

Global Burden of Disease

Comparative top 10 morbidities/mortalities (HICs,LICMs), Neonatal/Under 5 mortality, causes

Monday, January 9

*7:00pm - 8:30pm

Dr. John Clemens, The International Vaccine Institute

Communicable Diseases

From concept to public health reality: the oral cholera vaccine story

Monday, February 13 Dr. Ramon Solhkhah, HMSOM

Global Issues in Mental Health

Global distribution of mental disorders, esp. depression, care for the chronic mentally ill in LMICs

Monday, March 13

Dr. Anjali Gupta, HMSOM

Gender Issues in Global Health

Female reproductive health, gender disparities in health/health care

Monday, April 17 Dr. Yanzhong Huang, Seton Hall

Global Health Governance and Security

What is global health governance? Redressing global health inequities

Monday, May 8 Dr. Zhiyong Han HMSOM

The COVID-19 Pandemic

Pandemic impact, local and global responses

Monday, May 22 Dr. Zhiyong Han HMSOM

Climate change: Planetary Health and One Health

Changes in earth’s ecosystems affecting health. Emerging zoonotic diseases   

Monday, June 12 Dr. Rachel Moresky Columbia University

Health Systems and Health Care Delivery

Organization of health sectors, quality of care, human resources, primary and selective care

Monday, June 19 Dr. Alfred Pach and Dr. Anjali Gupta, HMSOM

Work in global health settings

Roundtable discussion of HMSOM faculty experiences of working in global health

Download the Entire 2022-2023 Schedule Here.

Questions/Comments?

Alfred PachPlease 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 alfred.pach@hmhn.org.