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Monday, February 13 • 6:00pm - 8:00pm
Priorities in Global Health

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Priorities in Global Health, moderated by Chris Wade, is a panel discussion exploring innovative approaches to global health issues. A panel from UW Seattle and UW Bothell discuss the impact of global health issues, assess current ideology, research, and practices that encumber progress, and present ideas for interventions, actions, and practices to make a positive impact.

Initial presentations will include:

1. Onyinye Edeh: Adolescent/Youth Health.
Adolescence is a critical developmental period with long-term implications for the health and well-being individuals. Health promotion for adolescents is not assumed to be a priority but it is critical because it enables youth to increase control over their health through informed decision making. Health promotion moves beyond a focus on individual behavior towards a wide range of social and environmental interventions.
2. Johanna Crane: Ethnographic Study on Global Health Education and Partnerships
Is Global Health being compromised by Academia and elsewhere due to its popularity? It is a priority to understand the dynamics of partnerships in terms of power, ethics, and equality.
3. James Pfeiffer: It is a priority to build health systems that provide basic services. Looking at NGOs: NGOs receive funding but do not develop sustainable programs and due to limited scope, NGOs are antithetical to systemic change. It is a priority to understand what steps lead to apposite engagement and strengthening health systems.
4. Clarence Spigner: A Critical Eye on GH
Is the current structure (Education, Research, & Funding) contributing to the problems in Global Health? What are the costs of having a restricted view of Global Health? Is Global Health the new Colonialism? It is a priority to evaluate the actors on the stage of Global Health.
5. Chris Wade: Defining Global Health
Identifying a working defination for "global health." (program moderator)

Presentations will be followed by discussion, facilitated by Carolyn Brennan and Andrea Kovalesky.

Light refreshments and beverages will be provided. Sponsored by the UW Bothell Alumni Council.


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Professor Johanna Crane

Johanna Crane is an Assistant Professor in the Interdisciplinary Arts and Sciences Program at UW Bothell. She received a Ph.D. in Medical Anthropology from the University of California San Francisco/Berkeley, an MA in Anthropology from San Francisco State University, and a BA in English from Wesleyan University. Her current research documents the complex power dynamics that underlie global health research and practice. Crane's ethnography... Read More →
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Professor Stephen Gloyd

Stephen Gloyd is the Associate Chair of the Department of Global Health, Professor of Global Health and Health Services, and Adjunct Professor of Epidemiology, the Evan School, Family Medicine, and the Industrial Engineering Program and UW Seattle.  He received his M.D. in Family Practice Medicine at the University of Chicago, a M.P.H. in Health Policy Management and a B.A. in Biochemistry at Harvard University.  Dr. Gloyd serves as... Read More →
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Professor Andrea Kovalesky

Andrea Kovalesky is an Associate Professor of Nursing at UW Bothell. She received her Ph.D. in Nursing Science from the University of Washington, her M.A. in Theology from Fuller Seminar in Pasadena, California, an MSN in Perinatal Nursing from the University of California San Francisco, and a BSN from University of San Francisco. Kovalesky's research interests include the use of arts in healthcare; authoethnography and the visual arts. She... Read More →
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Professor James Pfeiffer

James Pfeiffer is an Associate Professor of Anthropology and Health Services in the UW Seattle Global Health Department.  He received his PhD in Anthropology, MPH in Community Health Services, and a MA in Anthropology from UCLA.  Pfeiffer earned his BA in Biology and Religion at Williams College. His research interests include: Medical Anthropology, international health, and HIV/AIDS prevention.
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Carolyn Brennan, Asst. Vice Chancellor for Research

Carolyn Brennan is the Assistant Vice Chancellor for Research at UW Bothell. She earned a Master of Science in Health Policy and Administration from the Harvard School of Public Health in 1995 and a B.A. in History from the University of Notre Dame, where she served as the Senior Class President for the Class of 1990. Brennan has a broad background as a management consultant, project manager, and legislative and policy analyst. She designed... Read More →

Professor Clarence Spigner

Clarence Spigner is a Professor of Health Services and Adjunct Professor of American Ethnic Studies and Global Health at UW Seattle. Currently he is the acting coordinator of the MIRT program and the faculty director of the Global Partnerships Travel Grant.  He received a Dr.P.H. and M.P.H. in Behavioral Science and a B.A. in Sociology at UC Berkeley Spigner's teaching and research interests are in the health of disadvantage populations... Read More →

Onyinye Edeh, UWS Graduate Student

Onyinye Edeh is a first year MPH student in the Department of Global Health at the UW School of Public Health. She received her Bachelor’s degree in sociology and anthropology from Agnes Scott College in Decatur, Georgia. A native of Enugu State, Nigeria, Edeh has lived in the United States for almost 10 years. She comes to the UW from Atlanta, Georgia- a place she has called home since her arrival in the States in 2002. Edeh's public... Read More →

Professor Christopher Wade

Christopher H. Wade is an Assistant Professor in the Nursing Program at UW Bothell. He received a Masters of Public Health from Johns Hopkins in 2008 and earned a Doctor of Philosophy in Molecular Biology and Biochemistry from Wesleyan University, where he also received his B.A. He is a current recipient of a Postdoctoral Fellowship from the National Human Genome Research Institute; his area of research is the ethical, social, and health... Read More →

Monday February 13, 2012 6:00pm - 8:00pm
Rose Room

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