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 Seminar Series 2020-21

Host responses to SARS-CoV infection and vaccination
Dr. Mark Tompkins, Professor, Department of Infectious Diseases, College of Veterinary Medicine, University of Georgia

From Tuberculosis to COVID-19: Understanding transmission and the impact of vaccines
Dr. Kristen Batton Nelson, Assistant Professor, Epidemiology, Rollins School of Public Health, Emory University

Air Pollution and COVID-19 in Developing Countries
Dr. John McCracken, Professor, Global Health Institute, College of Public Health, University of Georgia

Studying COVID-19 Spread and Control
Dr. Andreas Handel, Associate Professor, Department of Epidemiology and Biostatistics, College of Public Health, University of Georgia

COVID-19 and Global Food Security
Chase Sova, Ph.D., Senior Director of Public Policy and Thought Leadership, World Food Program USA

Ethics of COVID-19 Response
Jim Thomas, MPH, Ph.D., Associate Professor, Department of Epidemiology, and Director, MEASURE Program, Carolina Population Center, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill

COVID-19 and Public Health Systems in China and the US
Adam “Zhuo” Chen, Ph.D., Associate Professor, Department of Health Policy & Management, College of Public Health, University of Georgia

Special Event – Global Health Research Symposium
Hosted by the UGA Global Health Union and Global Health Institute


Global Health Seminar Series 2019-20

Informatics and the future for Global Health
Dave Ross, President & CEO, The Task Force for Global Health

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Advancing Parenting Skills: A Feasibility Study for An Early Childhood Intervention Using Text Messages among Low-Income Mothers of Newborns in Yunnan Province, Southwestern China
Dr. Stacy Zhang, Assistant Professor, Health Policy & Management, UGA College of Public Health

Practice of Disease Prevention and Control in Pudong New Area, China 
Dr. Tao Lin, Deputy Director, Pudong Center for Disease Control and Prevention, China

The Status of Ebola Virus Disease in 2019: Challenges and Opportunities for Global Health
Dr. Colleen Kraft, Associate Professor, Division of Infectious Diseases, Emory School of Medicine

TB: What is the Problem? The Disease or the Epidemic / Digital adherence monitoring for TB
Dr. Christopher Whalen, Holbrook Distinguished Professor and Director, Global Health Institute, College of Public Health, University of Georgia
Dr. Juliet Sekandi, Assistant Professor of Epidemiology and Biostatistics, Global Health Institute, College of Public Health, University of Georgia

HPV Vaccination: Implications for Global Health
Dr. Amy Baldwin, Associate Professor of Microbiology, Augusta University/University of Georgia Medical Partnership

Human Trafficking and Global Health: Opportunities and Challenges – CANCELLED
Dr. David Okech, Associate Professor, School of Social Work, University of Georgia

Special Event – Global Health Experiential Learning Poster Day – POSTPONED
Hosted by the UGA Global Health Union

Global Health Seminar Series 2018-19

Georgia’s Role in Building a 21st Century Global Heath Workforce
Maria Thacker-Goethe, Executive Director, Georgia Global Health Alliance

Public Health Challenges in Croatia
Croatian Institute for Public Health in Brod Posavina County, Croatia

Hurricane Maria and lessons on resilience in global field research
Dr. Jose Cordero, Patel Distinguished Professor of Public Health, UGA College of Public Health

Tuberculosis in Emergencies: The Reality for Refugees
Dr. Susan Cookson, Global TB Division, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Innovative global health research mentoring strategies for low/middle income countries
Dr. Jonathan Stiles, Morehouse School of Medicine

Global Health Seminar Series 2017-18

Leadership Lessons from the Developing World
Charles R. Evans, President, International Health Services Group

Mapping Infectious Disease Transmission Using Cellphone Network Data and Molecular Techniques
Dr. Christopher C. Whalen, Ernest Corn Professor of Infectious Disease Epidemiology, Director of the Global Health Institute

Global Tuberculosis: Challenges and Opportunities in Achieving the UN SDGs
Dr. Kenneth Castro, Emory University/ USAID

Child Health and Mortality Prevention Surveillance Network (CHAMPS)
Dr. Jeff Koplan, Emory Global Health Institute

World AIDS DAY: Current Topics in Global HIV – Discussion Panel
Drs. Paula Davis-Olwell and Nate Hansen, UGA College of Public Health

Digital Monitoring of Treatment Adherence: A Mobile Health (mHealth) Application
Dr. Juliet Sekandi, Assistant Professor, UGA Global Health Institute

The Ecology of Ebola
Dr. John Drake, Odum School of Ecology

Mental Health and Pregnancy: Intervening in Liberia
Dr. Tamora Callands, Assistant Professor, Department of Health Promotion and Behavior

Helminth-microbe Coinfection: Insights from the Wild
Dr. Vanessa Ezenwa, Odum School of Ecology

Global Health Seminar 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