The Global Health Institute hosts a monthly seminar during the academic year. The Institute invites researchers and public health professionals from both inside and outside the University to lead state-of-the-art seminars relating to their work.

Global Health Lecture Series 2017-18

September 28th, 4:00 – 5:00 p.m. in Wright Hall, Annex Auditorium on the Health Sciences Campus

The UGA College of Public Health, Global Health Institute invites you to the second monthly seminar titled: “Mapping Infectious Disease Transmission Using Cellphone Network Data and Molecular Techniques”

Our speaker is Dr. Christopher C. Whalen, Ernest Corn Professor of Infectious Disease Epidemiology and Director of the Global Health Institute. The seminar is open to all faculty, staff, graduate and undergraduate students especially those interested in the global health minor and certificate programs.

September 1, 12:00 – 1:00 p.m. in Wright Hall, Annex Auditorium on the Health Sciences Campus
Leadership Lessons from the Developing World

Our special guest speaker is Mr. Charles R. Evans, the President of the International Health Services Group (IHSG) and Senior Advisor at Jackson Healthcare.  IHSG is a social enterprise he founded in 2007 to support health services development in underserved areas of the world.  The mission of IHSG is to work with established organizations to supplement their capabilities in healthcare management and development as they work to achieve their broader missions.  His current projects are located in Sub-Saharan Africa and Latin America.

The seminar is open to all faculty, staff, graduate and undergraduate students especially those interested in the global health Minor and Certificate programs.


Global Health Lecture Series 2016-17

The Impact of Tuberculosis on Global Health
Dr. Chris Whalen, Director, Global Health Institute, with epidemiology and global health graduate students Leonardo Martinez-Pantoja and Maria Castellanos-Reynosa

Global Health at UGA: Croatia, Uganda, Puerto Rico, and Nepal
(1) Current Challenges in Global Health; (2) Cancer and Infectious Disease and Global Health; (3) Environment and Global Health
Various faculty

Scaling up HIV Care and Treatment to Achieve Epidemic Control: Priorities and Lesson Learned
Dr. Moses Bateganya, Team Lead, CDC, HIV Care and Treatment Branch

Evaluation of a community-based service learning program in a rural Ecuadorian population
Dr. Phaedra Corso, UGA Foundation Professor and Director of Economic Evaluation Research Group, Department of Health Policy and Management

Simulation modeling of Epidemiological Study Designs: Addressing Biases in HIV Infectivity Estimates and Planning an Ebola Vaccine Trial
Dr. Steven Bellan, Assistant Professor of Epidemiology and Biostatistics

The Schistosomiasis Consortium for Operational Research and Evaluation – What’s the SCORE?
Dr. Ye Shen, Assistant Professor of Epidemiology and Biostatistics, and Dr. Dan Colley, Professor and Director of the Center for Tropical and Emerging Global Diseases

Lessons Learned from Chernobyl and Fukushima Field Research in High Radioactively Contaminated Areas Pertinent to Nuclear War Medical Response
The results of 12 UGA field expeditions to high radiation contaminated areas in Ukraine, Belarus, and Ukraine due to the Chernobyl disaster and 6 UGA expeditions to the Radiation Exclusion Zone at Fukushima, Japan.
Dr. Cham Dallas, Director, Institute for Disaster Management