Global and Aboriginal Health-SPHA 581

In a changing globalized landscape, understanding global and indigenous population health requires a systems approach-from communities to global factors. SPHA 581B (MHA Year Two) provides an overview of key issues, considerations, concepts and players in global and indigenous health.

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Instructor Profile

Dr. Angeli Rawat

Dr. Angeli Rawat

For almost 15 years, Dr. Rawat has been working to strengthen health systems in low and middle income countries. She has expertise in the areas of cancer care and control, HIV and maternal and child health from Sub-Saharan Africa, South and Southeast Asia to Latin America. She has worked within non-governmental organizations, community-based organizations, governments, research institutes, universities and multilateral organizations. In the past few years, she conducted a health systems analysis to understand the effects of integrated HIV-service delivery in South Africa. As a researcher with UNICEF she documented the lessons learned on building resilience in community based health systems in countries experiencing “shocks” such as the Ebola Virus Disease (Sierra Leone, Liberia) and natural disasters (Nepal and Ethiopia). She is currently designing and scaling up an integrated cervical cancer screening platform in rural Uganda.

 

 

Dr. Laura Lee

Dr. Laura Lee

Laura Lee, PhD, is a professional research consultant with more than 10 years of experience focused on strengthening global health programming, protection and services. Her extensive experience as a researcher and practitioner in conducting global health programs has shaped her approach to global health, grounded in a community-based approach. Specializing in program planning, monitoring and evaluation, community-based participatory research methodologies, child and youth protection and participation, and social justice and health equity, she has designed, implemented and analyzed research projects with children, youth and communities in Tanzania, Rwanda, Kenya, Uganda, Bolivia, India, Lebanon, Jordan and Angola. Her approach to research and teaching is complemented by over ten years of experience in health programs globally with particular emphasis on conducting research and programs in collaboration with community, national and global-level partners to impact programs and policy.