Exploring Multidisciplinary Approaches to Complex Health Problems: The Global Tuberculosis Epidemic

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Tuesday March 24th
1:30 - 5:00 PM
Cook College Student Center
New Brunswick, New Jersey

Description
Addressing today’s complex global health issues requires both an understanding of the interconnected factors that impact individual and population health and the use of collaborative approaches spanning different disciplines and fields.  This symposium will describe the global burden of tuberculosis, explore different factors that contribute to global health issues, and discuss how a range of different disciplines can contribute to solutions, using tuberculosis as an example.
Topics explored will include social determinants of health, policy, economics, scientific research and innovation, and community involvement and advocacy. The symposium will include a panel discussion that explores how multidisciplinary and collaborative approaches can be used in efforts to improve global health generally and specifically in global tuberculosis prevention, care and management. 
A reception to foster networking and continued discussion of multidisciplinary approaches to global health will follow the symposium.

Registration

Advance registration is here and is appreciated, but not required.

 

Agenda & Presentations
Note: Presentations will be posted as they become available so please check back regularly for a complete listing. Presentations may not be final versions and will be updated after the workshop, if necessary.

1:00 Registration
1:30

Welcome

Alfred  Lardizabal, MD
Associate Professor of Medicine, New Jersey Medical School
Executive Director, Global Tuberculosis Institute at Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey

1:35

The Global Impact of Tuberculosis 

Lee Reichman, MD, MPH
Senior Advisor, Global Tuberculosis Institute at Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey

2:00

Social Determinants of Health/Health Disparities 

Lisa Bates, SM, ScD
Assistant Professor of Epidemiology and Population Health, Mailman School of Public Health, Columbia University

2:30

Economics & Public Policy in Global Health

Anushua Sinha, MD, MPH
Assistant Professor, New Jersey Medical School at Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey

3:00

Research and Science

Stephan Schwander, MD, PhD
Associate Professor and Director Chair,
Department of Environmental and Occupational Health
Director, Center for Global Public Health

3:30

Providing Clinical Care Globally

Sundari Mase, MD, MPH
Team Lead for Medical Affairs
Field Services and Evaluation Branch
Division of Tuberculosis Elimination
Centers for Disease  Control and Prevention   

4:00

Community Empowerment and Advocacy in Global Health

Michael Frick, MS
TB/HIV Advisor, Treatment Action Group

4:30 Discussion
5:00 Reception
6:00 Adjournment

Panelists:           

Nisha Ahamed, MPH:  Program Director, Education and Training, Global Tuberculosis Institute at Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey
Amee Patrawalla, MD, MPH:  Assistant Professor of Medicine, New Jersey Medical School and Medical Director, Global Tuberculosis institute at Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey
Stephan Schwander, MD, PhD: Associate Professor and Director Chair, Department of Environmental and Occupational Health, Director, Center for Global Public Health

Location and Directions: Cook College Student Center -Multipurpose Room ABC, 59 Biel Road, New Brunswick, NJ 08901.  For directions please click here. Ample parking is available.

Questions?
Contact Nisha Ahamed at ahamedni@rutgers.edu.