The sixth annual lectureship focuses on topics of global health presented by international experts. “Climate-Disease Connections: Associations, Processes and Incorporation in Infectious Disease Forecast,” is presented by Dr. Jeffrey Shaman.
The Office of Global Health Initiatives is improving school and community health with a series of public health interventions in countries in Asia and Africa, working with villagers on key issues such as safe water.
Pavani Kalluri Ram is leading studies to evaluate hand washing behavior change programs promote handwashing with soap to improve water, sanitation, and hygiene in communities in Kenya, South Sudan, Democratic Republic of Congo, Bangladesh, and Nepal.
OGHI founder Arthur Goshin and his team are creating a community-based program in rural villages of India that focuses on children with a range of physical disabilities, and are developing training for workers who care for disabled children.
Collaborating with their colleagues in both hemispheres, UB researchers are conducting a case control study of breast cancer in Puerto Rico and implementing the first large-scale cervical cancer screening project in northeast India.
Through a partnership with the World Health Organization’s tropical diseases research program and the Uganda Ministry of Health, this study will help design a plan for a new intervention to treat malaria in children in Uganda.
Clinical Associate Professor John Stone’s work helps health and rehabilitation service providers bridge culture gaps by understanding their clients’ cultural orientations as the United States’ foreign-born population continues to rise.
Working with the Child Health and Development Centre at Makerere University, Uganda, this study, led by OGHI founder Arthur Goshin, this study seeks to improve maternal health and birth weight, nutrition and growth in children.
Gary Giovino is a leading scholar on global tobacco use and is Associate Dean for Faculty Affairs in UB's School of Public Health and Health Professions and SUNY Distinguished Professor in the Community Health and Health Behavior department. He led the Global Adult Tobacco Survey and is engaged in ongoing research in this area.
Our mission is to identify, engage in and advance innovative and sustainable solutions to significant global health problems. We achieve this through collaborative approaches to education, research and service for populations and individuals.