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.

Florence Jaguga, MBChB, MMed, presents "Implementing the QualityRights Initiative in Kenya"
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


October 11, 2022

Ricardo Ainslie, PhD, ABPP

M.K. Hage Centennial Professor in Education

Director, Education and Research for AMPATH Mexico

Dell Medical School

The University of Texas at Austin

"Strategies for building a long-term transnational global health partnership in Mexico"

The Division of Global Health at Dell Medical School, working with Mexican partners, is embarking on an ambitious replication of the successful  AMPATH Kenya model that has had a significant impact in that country over the last three decades.  The Mexico effort brings unique opportunities and challenges. This presentation describes the steps and strategies undertaken to develop a collaborative engagement in Mexico around AMPATH’s three pillars of care, education, and  research.



November 8, 2022

Dr. Dinah Chelagat

Senior Lecturer (Midwifery)

Dean, School of Nursing

Moi University



December 13, 2022

Jepchirchir (Chiri) Kiplagat, PhD

Assistant Director of Research, AMPATH Kenya

2021-22 Fogarty Fellow



January 10, 2023

Lonnie Embleton, PhD

AMPATH Researcher


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