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.

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


August 10, 2021

Ruben Hernandez, MD

Assistant Professor of Clinical Family Medicine
Vice Chair for Education, Department of Family Medicine

"Ethics and Best Practice Guidelines for Training Experiences in Global Health"

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Dr. Ruben Hernan Hernandez Mondragon is a native of Tegucigalpa, Honduras. He completed medical school at the National University of Honduras and residency training at the IU-Methodist Family Medicine Residency Program in Indianapolis. He was appointed assistant professor of Clinical Family Medicine and currently serves as vice chair for education for the Department of Family Medicine. 

In addition, Dr. Hernandez serves as outpatient preceptor at the IU-Methodist Family Medicine Residency creating innovative ways to engage education and wellness in residents such as advancing the curriculum and mentoring IU-Methodist Global Health and LGBTQ Health specialty tracks. Dr. Hernandez represents IU School of Medicine statewide at the Lifestyle Medicine Provider’s network, nationally within the Society of Teachers of Family Medicine (STFM) Global Health Educator Collaborative and the STFM Medical Education Committee, and Internationally at WONCA (World Organization of Family Physician.




September 14, 2021

Rachel Umoren, MB ChB, MS



October 12, 2021

Michael Scanlon, MPH



November 9, 2021

Hongmei Nan, MD, PhD



December 14, 2021

Victoria Champion, PhD, RN, FAAN


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