Global Health Research Speaker Series

Global Health Research Speaker Series

Learn about a new global health topic at noon on the second Tuesday of each month at our Research Speaker Series.

Omar Galárraga, PhD, presents "Integrated community-based HIV and non-communicable disease care within microfinance groups in Kenya: study protocol & preliminary baseline results from the Harambee cluster randomized trial."
Dr. Aaron Berkowitz discusses the distribution of neurologists around the world.
Dr. Rachel Umoren delivers an intriguing presentation on virtual simulation and telesimulation.
Dr. Molly Duman Scheel discusses her lab's work to control mosquitoes.
Dr. Ruben Hernandez presents about ethical global health training at the July 2021 event.
Dr. Faith Yego, Moi University School of Public Health, presents at the February 2021 Research Speaker Series.
Dr. Ken Cornetta presents about palliative care in western Kenya.
Dr. Fiona Miller, professor at the Dalla Lana School of Public Health at the University of Toronto, presents "What is a Sustainable Health System?" during the June 2021 Research Speaker Series event.
Dr. John Humphrey presents his research on the prevention of mother-to-child transmission of HIV during the April 2021 Research Speaker series.
Dr. Rajesh Vedanthan from NYU presents at the January 2021 Research Speaker Series event.
Dr. Adrian Gardner presents about "The Role of a Global Health Organization During a Pandemic."
Dr. Mabel Nangami presents on disruptive public health strategies for transformative change in Kenya's health outcomes.      
Dr. Jimmy Carlucci presents on improving retention in HIV early infant diagnosis services in resource-limited settings.      
Dr. Caitlin Bernard presents on “Global Reproductive Health Issues” at the Global Health Research Speaker Series.
Dr. Mary Ott, IU School of Medicine, presents about human rights approaches to adolescent reproductive health.
Dr. Darron Brown presents on HPV and cervical cancer during the Research Speaker Series at the Regenstrief Institute social hub.
Dr. Laura Ruhl presents and update on the population health initiative with the AMPATH program in Kenya.
Dr. Aaron Ermel presents about HPV in western Kenya and biobanking.
Dr. James Cleary updates the audience on improvements in global palliative care.
Dr. Una Osili discusses the long-term impacts of civil war during the monthly research speaker series.
Dr. Horacio Duarte presents during the August 2020 Global Health Research Speaker Series.

Upcoming Events


June 14, 2022

Mary Sebert, RN, MPH

"MGH Center for Global Health Nursing Program"

Director of Global Nursing

Mass General Center for Global Health

Mary Sebert is the director of Global Nursing for the Mass General Hospital (MGH) Center for Global Health. She joined the MGH Center for Global Health in 2015 after living and working in Uganda. She has played an integral part in initiating the Global Nursing Fellowship Program, which has involved 30+ nurse fellows who educated more than 1300 clinical staff in two African countries as well as domestically on two South Dakota Indian Reservations. Currently, Mary oversees the international and domestic nursing program to improve clinical care through education and training. In this role, she facilitates, directs, and coordinates partnerships with various academic and health care institutions to support and enrich nursing programs.




July 12, 2022

Lonnie Embleton, PhD

AMPATH Researcher

Adolescent SRH and UHC Fellow

Dalla Lana School of Public Health

University of Toronto



August 9, 2022

Florence Jaguga, MBChB, MMed

"Implementing the QualityRights Initiative in Kenya"

Dr. Florence Jaguga is a consultant psychiatrist working at the Moi Teaching and Referral Hospital (MTRH) in Eldoret, Kenya. She is currently a Fogarty Global Health Fellow and her work for the fellowship year focuses on closing the substance use treatment gap for youth living with HIV. She is involved in implementing the QualityRights initiative in Kenya.




September 13, 2022

Becky Genberg, PhD

B. Frank and Kathleen Polk Assistant Professor

Johns Hopkins

Bloomberg School of Public Health



October 11, 2022

Rico Ainslie, PhD

Dell Medical School 

University of Texas at Austin

"Needs Assessment"



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