The Global Health Series is a monthly virtual series that brings together champions in global health science and strategy. The series is hosted by the Department of Global Health at Florida International University.
The Climate Change and Health Initiative: Perspectives from the Institute of Public Health of Chile On Thursday, March 30, 2023, from 12 p.m. - 1 p.m. ET, Rodrigo Puentes, Biostatistician at the Institute of Public Health of Chile, presented on The Climate Change and Health Initiative: Perspectives from the Institute of Public Health of Chile. Human Nutrition and Planetary Boundaries: Challenges and Opportunities On Thursday, October 6, 2022, the Global Health Series hosted Dr. Nigel Unwin, Professor of Public Health and Epidemiology at the University of Exeter and Director of Research in Global Public Health at the University of Cambridge. Dr. Unwin explored the challenges of producing adequate, nutritious food that is also ecologically sustainable.
Scaling up Psychosocial Therapies: Lessons from the Global South
On Wednesday, August 10, 2022, Dr. Vikram Patel, professor of global at Harvard Medical School, discussed innovations for the delivery of psychosocial interventions in low resource settings. He also discussed how digital tools can be used to build the workforce to deliver such interventions at scale.
COVID-19 Vaccines: Science vs Antiscience - Dr. Peter Hotez, Baylor College of Medicine
On Thursday, July 14, 2022, Dr. Peter Hotez, professor at Baylor College of Medicine and co-director of the Texas Children's Hospital Center for Vaccine Development, presented on how to address vaccine equity and the rising and aggressive globalizing antiscience movement. He also reported on the advancement of CORBEVAX, a low-cost recombinant protein COVID-19 vaccine developed by Texas Children’s Hospital.
Utilizing the potential of big biobanks in diverse populations - Professor Zhengming Chen, University of Oxford
Many important genetic and non-genetic causes of major diseases still await discovery. Several big blood-based prospective studies have been undertaken this century in diverse populations, revealing major intriguing and unexpected findings. On Thursday, June 9, 2022, Zhengming Chen, Professor of Epidemiology at the University of Oxford, presented findings and how big maturing biobanks among people in the East and West with different lifestyles, environments, and genetic architectures can improve our understanding of the etiology of many diseases.