Previous Seminars (Archive)

Global and Local Perspectives for Health Equity, Social Justice, and Organizational Change
- Seminar by Dr. Bernice B. Rumala, Ph.D., M.Phil., Ed.M., M.A.
Monday, November 26, 2018
12:00pm - 1:00pm
Calit2 Auditorium
Dr. Bernice B. Rumala, Ph.D., M.Phil., Ed.M., M.A.

Dr. Bernice Rumala will address healthy equity, health impacts of discrimination and organizational change. She will highlight global and local parallels between her experiences in Iraq, during the height of the war on ISIS, and the United States. A social determinants of equity framework will be used in exploring health equity, social justice, policy, practices, individual level and institutional level interventions.... read more

Prenatal and postnatal tobacco and cannabis exposure and child behavior problems
- Seminar by Dr. Rina D. Eiden
Monday, October 29, 2018
12:00pm - 1:00pm
Calit2 Auditorium
Dr. Rina D. Eiden

Tobacco use in the form of cigarettes continues to be one of the most commonly used drugs in pregnancy and delivers significant amounts of chemical toxins to the fetus via maternal bloodstream. Tobacco use is often comorbid with cannabis and the two substances are often smoked together, but little is known about potential effects of co-use on child developmental outcomes. Such use is also more prevalent among young, low-income,... read more

The Monkeybar Project: identifying environmental risk factors for an emerging zoonotic malaria in Malaysian Borneo
- Seminar by Dr. Kimberly Fornace
Monday, October 22, 2018
12:00pm - 1:00pm
Calit2 3008
Dr. Kimberly Fornace

This talk will present results from the Monkeybar project, a multidisciplinary project on the environmental, social and biological risk factors for the zoonotic malaria Plasmodium knowlesi. Linkages between land use change and human disease risks were explored using high resolution GPS tracking data of macaques and people. Based on these findings, an environmentally stratified cross-sectional survey was conducted across Northern... read more

A Bio-social Strategy for Tuberculosis Elimination
- Seminar by Salmaan Keshavjee, MD, PhD, ScM
Monday, October 15, 2018
12:00pm - 1:00pm
Calit2 Auditorium
Salmaan Keshavjee, MD, PhD, ScM

Tuberculosis has been a curable disease since the 1950s. In the more than six decades since then, knowledge has been amassed about how to ameliorate its social causes, prevent its transmission, and treat both its clinical and latent forms. In many high-income settings, this knowledge has been used with great success. Elsewhere, this is far from the case: more than 4000 people die from this curable and preventable airborne disease... read more

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