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Dr. Elvira will speak with Dr. Elliot Sorel this week about mental health and NCDs.
Eliot Sorel, M.D., D.L.F.A.P.A., is an internationally recognized global health leader, educator, health systems policy expert and practicing physician. Dr. Sorel.co-chairs the World Psychiatric Association’s Task Force on non-communicable diseases and integrated car. was and was recently appointed by Dr. David Satcher to the US Oversight Committee on Health Disparities He is a member of the Board of Trustees Work Group on American Health Reform and of the Council on Healthcare Systems and Financing, both of the American Psychiatric Association. He has professorial appointments in Global Health, Health Services Management and Leadership in the School of Public Health as well as in Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences in the School of Medicine at George Washington University. Dr. Sorel is a former President of the Medical Society of the District of Columbia, the World Association for Social Psychiatry, the Washington Psychiatric Society and has served as a United States National Institutes of Health/Fogarty International Center grants reviewer. He is a Life Member of the American Medical Association, a Fellow of the American College of Psychiatrists, and a Distinguished Life Fellow of the American Psychiatric Association. He did his psychiatric training at Yale University, obtained his B.A. from New York University, and M.D. from the State University of New York. He has developed and led health systems in North America and the Caribbean, has consulted and taught in more than twenty countries in Africa, Asia, Europe and the Americas. Dr. Sorel is the author of more than sixty scientific papers and book chapters and the editor of seven books.
This week Elvira will speak with Pamela Putney, a senior consultant with Global Medical Knowledge, Inc. (GMK). They will discuss her extensive experience within a variety of public health specialties and she will share her thoughts about the importance of compassion in public health and what works and what doesn't.
Pamela J. Putney is a certified nurse-midwife with over 33 years of domestic and international experience in 37 countries in the design, implementation, management and evaluation of programs focusing on maternal, neonatal, child and reproductive health, gender issues, health policy, sustainable health systems, human resource development, training, strategic planning, organizational development, quality of care, HIV/AIDS, behavior change/communication, proposal and grant writing, fundraising and leadership development. She has authored a number of publications, and has also co-founded two non-profit organizations.
This show will discuss the main steps to ensure your health program meets the needs of all in the community and most importantly helps realize human rights, particularly the right to health. Mr. Auwalu Bashir, Community Health Expert will share his experience improving community health in Bauchi State, Nigeria.
Our guest, Andrea Menefee, was unable to join us this week so we are re-broadcasting a previous discussion about what you can do to have a successful career in Global Health!
Topic: Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery with guest: Dr. Adam Waksor. Dr. Adam Waksor is an Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeon who is currently in private practice in Atlanta, Ga after serving as the director of the Oral and maxillofacial surgery department at Geisinger Health System. Dr. Waksor has led more than ten surgical missions to Ethiopia and treated over hundred patients in the past ten years.
Host: Lydia Tesfa, PhD
This week, Dr. Elvira will speak with Dr, Richard Lane, who is currently a professor, and the Director of the Masters of Public Health Program at Liberty University. They will discuss the state of public health education and provide suggestions for those thinkning of a career in Public Health.
Dr. Lane became part of the Liberty University community in 1989 after completing seven years of military service as a flight surgeon.
Since coming to Liberty, he has provided medical care for the students and faculty, and taught courses ranging from personal health, to microbiology, to missions medicine, and far more. His current university role is as the director of the MPH program. This opportunity comes after nearly 23 years as the campus physician and is the culmination of a life-long vision to train others to serve Christ in the field of public health. During his time at Liberty, he has engaged in a number of missions related endeavors that have taken him to over fifty nations around the world. Dr. Lane currently serves as the Lead Medical Trainer for the CrossRoads Global Team with Cru (formerly Campus Crusade for Christ); an executive board member of Freedom 4/24, a ministry against sex trafficking; and as a medical consultant for World Help, a locally based Christian relief and humanitarian organization. In the past year Dr. Lane has played a role in a university partnership with Samaritan’s Purse to train teams for disaster assistance through HEART (Humanitarian Emergency Advanced Response Training). Dr. Lane is currently working to create an online health training certificate through Liberty University Online using a bilingual Spanish/English format to provide educational opportunities for Hispanic youth wishing an affordable option for continuing education at the college level.
This week, Dr. Elvira speak with Laura Altobelli, a public health professional specializing in international maternal child health and nutrition. They will discuss her work in Peru and share advice and suggestions about what it takes to be successful in the field of Global Health.
Dr. Altobelli is Country Director in Peru for the international non-profit Future Generations, based out of Franklin, WV, whose founders were/are professors at The Johns Hopkins University School of Public Health. She has worked for many years in community-based health programs, mainly in Latin America, beginning as a Peace Corps volunteer in the 1970s, continuing as a researcher, evaluator, and project consultant on community health and nutrition programs for a variety of international cooperation agencies and NGOs. She currently conceptualizes, designs, manages, and provides guidance for the work of Future Generations/Peru among hundreds of community health clinics and programs throughout Peru, conducts health policy research and advocates for policy changes with the government health ministry. She also teaches maternal and child health in the School of Public Health and Administration of the Peruvian Cayetano Heredia University in Lima, and teaches during the residential module in Peru for the Future Generations Graduate School Master´s Program in Applied Conservation and Community Change.
She has a Doctor of Public Health in Maternal and Child Health, and a Master of Public Health in International Health, both from The Johns Hopkins University School of Hygiene and Public Health in Baltimore, Maryland
Topic: Hepatitis B Virus Infection in the Immigrant Population
Host: Tinsay Woreta, MD
Guests: Emeobong "Eme" Martin, MPH; Project Manager, Center for Health Equity and Wellness
Dr. Ponni V. Perumalswami, Assistant Professor of Medicine in the Division of Liver Diseases at the Mount Sinai
School of Medicine
Date: December 04, 2014
Host: Anteneh Habte, MD
Topic: Patterns of Health Care Utilization by the Ethiopian Diaspora
Guest: Getachew Woldeher, MD
Dr. Getachew is one of the founding partners of an Ethiopian group practice in Northern Virginia. He is board certified in both Pediatrics and Internal Medicine and has admitting priviledges in several Northern Virginia Hospitals. Dr. Getachew has extensive experience in providing compassionate and culturally sensitive care to the immigrant population in the Washington Metro area. He will be discussing the challenges and opportunities in providing care to a population with somtimes unique health care needs.
How to succeed in global health by becoming a global health leader. In this show,, we will have Dr. Eoba Lubunga from the Democratic Republic of Congo, a global health leader that is doing innovative work to achieve quality health care for all and fullfill his career mission in his country.
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