Epidemiology and Environmental Health Work In Progress
12-1 pm | 240 Farber Hall
A Hospital Based Hand Washing with Soap and Water Treatment Intervention to Reduce Cholera Among Household Contacts of Cholera Cases (CHoBI7): A Randomized Controlled Trial
4-5 pm | 220 Hayes Hall
Risk Factors for Environmental Enteropathy and Impaired Growth Among Children in Rural Bangladesh
Christine Marie George, PhD
Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health
Dr. George’s research focuses on the development of community and health facility based intervention approaches for reducing enteric infections through promoting hand washing with soap and water treatment, and identifying environmental transmission routes for enteric pathogens including cholera and shigellosis.
The ultimate objective of her research is to develop effective evidence based water, sanitation, and hygiene interventions that can be brought to scale to reduce disease burden globally.
The impact of climate change on the environment has often adversely affected a population's health. Exposure to indoor and outdoor pollutants, under-nutrition and food-insecurity, climate-sensitive disease evolution, and contaminated water sources are some of the climate-related problems facing communities around the world. Children, the elderly, the under-resourced, and those with underlying health conditions are at increased risk for health effects. The Office of Global Health Initiatives 2015-2016 Seminar Series examines current cutting-edge climate change research that addresses community well-being and the road to a healthier, more sustainable future.
April 15, 2016
1-2 pm | 180 Farber Hall | UB South
"Global Health Implications of COP21 in Paris"
Jessica Owley, JD, PhD
UB Law School
Jessica Owley teaches environmental law, property and land conservation. She received her Ph.D. in environmental science, policy and management from the University of California-Berkeley in 2005, shortly after completing her J.D. at Berkeley Law in 2004. Owley is a member of the California bar and admitted to practice in the Northern, Southern and Eastern districts of California and the Ninth Circuit.
Owley's teaching interests are in the areas of property, environmental law, administrative law and Indian law. Though her general research is on land conservation and property rights, her current scholarship focuses on using property tools for conservation in the context of climate change.
Feb. 12, 2016
1-2 pm | 180 Farber Hall | UB South
"Home GRoWn: Energy-savvy residential architecture"
Martha Bohm, M Arch
University at Buffalo, School of Architecture and Planning
Martha Bohm is an assistant professor in the UB school of Architecture and Planning. Her interests include finding ways to integrate analytical tools into design processes in order to better see the unseeable: energy, comfort, climate, air movement, and so on. She was the faculty lead on UB’s GRoW Home, the 2nd-prize winner in the 2015 US Department of Energy Solar Decathlon. She is the co-editor of the book Beyond Patronage: Reconsidering Models of Practice, published in 2015 by Aktar. She earned her M Arch at the University of Oregon, where she was director of the Ecological Design Center, and also co-founder of Design-Bridge, a community-oriented student design-build program. She got her BA in earth and planetary sciences from Harvard.
November 18, 2015 | 12-1 p.m.
108 Kimball Tower
"Climate change and California's drinking water supply: Investigating source water in high elevation meadows"
Chris Lowry is an assistant professor at the University at Buffalo in the Department of Geology. His research focuses on groundwater dependent ecosystems using a mixture of field observations and numerical modeling to quantify groundwater flow and availability.
Chris Lowry, PhD
University at Buffalo, Department of Geology
Seminar: A Sustainable Future
October 6, 2015 | 125 Kapoor Hall | UB South Campus
9-10 a.m. | The Future of Global Health
Discussion with Keith Martin, MD
Breakfast will be served.
10-11 a.m. | "Untangling the Potential Impacts of Climate Change on Waterborne Diseases"
Karen Levy, PhD, MPH
Assistant Professor Environmental Health
Emory University, Rollins School of Public Health
Levy, PhD, MPH, carries out research on the ecology and epidemiology of waterborne and enteric diseases. Her group uses environmental microbiology and environmental epidemiology methods to study water quality, food safety, and the impact of climate and land use change on the transmission of diarrheal diseases.
11 a.m. - 12 p.m. | "A Path to Save Our Planet and Ourselves: Sustainability in the Anthropocene"
Keith Martin, MD
Consortium of Universities for Global Health (CUGH)
The Consortium of Universities for Global Health (CUGH) is a rapidly growing organization of over 120 academic institutions from around the world that address global health challenges and improve health outcomes for the global poor. Dr. Martin's main areas of specialization and interest are global health, international development, foreign policy, conservation and the environment.
September 23, 2015 | 12 -1 p.m.
108 Kimball Tower
"What you should really know about global warming"
Jason Briner, MS, PhD
University at Buffalo, Department of Geology
Tuesday, April 21, 2015 | noon-1 p.m. | 182 Farber Hall | UB
Food security and climate change
Subhashni Raj, MUP, Kaufman Fellow
Subhashni Raj is a Kauffman Fellow pursuing her doctoral studies in urban and regional planning at the University at Buffalo. Her research looks at the intersection between climate change and food systems, and more specifically at the impacts of climate change on food systems. She is also interested in food sovereignty and issues of justice and ethics in the food system.
Wednesday, March 25, 2015 | 3-4 p.m. | 108 Kimball Tower | UB
Is it 'Hot in Cleveland'?: Engaging residential energy efficiency programs to reduce heat-related morbidity and mortality
Nicholas Rajkovich, PhD, AIA
Nicholas Rajkovich is an assistant professor at the University at Buffalo in the Department of Architecture. His research investigates the intersection of energy efficiency, renewable energy, and adaptation to climate change.
Wednesday, March 4, 2015 | 3-4 p.m. | 108 Kimball Tower | UB
Using psychological distance to explain climate change engagement
Janet Yang, MA, PhD
Climate change has altered our landscapes and weather patterns, impacting economic systems, human and environmental health, and cultural routines. Yet, despite real and present impacts, climate change remains largely an abstract risk – a low-salience issue surpassed by competing, everyday concerns. Using a survey with an embedded experimental manipulation, Yang’s team assesses how manipulating psychological distance in a message about future climate change impacts in four exemplar cities influences individuals’ willingness to engage in mitigation behavior and to support mitigation policy, as well as their perceptions of the degree to which distant others should do the same. Yang is an Assistant Professor in the UB Department of Communication. Her research centers on the communication of risk information related to science, health, and environmental issues.
Wednesday, Nov. 12, 2014 | noon - 1 p.m. | Kimball 108 | UB
Lacey Bromley, PT, DPT, MSCS
Lacey Bromley is a physical therapist specializing in neurological and vestibular rehabilitation. She is a Neurological Certified Specialist through the American Physical Therapy Association and a Vestibular Rehabilitation specialist through the APTA sponsored program at Emory University. Bromley is an adjunct faculty member in physical therapy at UB and D'Youville College. She is currently completing her PhD work in rehabilitation sciences at UB with an emphasis on how nutrients impact immune modulated diseases.
Wednesday, Oct. 29, 2014 | noon -1 p.m. | Kimball 108 | UB
Othman Shibly, DDS, MS
Othman Shibly is an associate professor in the UB School of Dental Medicine and the coordinator for the International Advanced Dental Education Scholar Program. Since the crisis in Syria in March 2011, Shibly has participated in medical missions to help Syrian refugees in Jordan, Turkey, and Lebanon. Due to the extreme need, Shibly has established two dental clinics in Turkey to care for the people in conflict zones. Currently, he is creating a treatment model that incorporates psychological and cultural concepts to prevent trans-generational trauma. Shibly is also a consultant and supervisor of more than 16 schools in the war areas of Damascus.
Wednesday, Oct. 22, 2014 | noon - 1 p.m. | Kimball 108 | UB
Kathy Denzel, RN and Kimberley Meal, MA
Hear about work health care provision for migrant workers in Niagara County. Colleagues will share barriers to health care for migrant workers, some common medical issues and needs, and how health professionals can help this population.
Wednesday, Oct. 8, 2014 | noon - 1 p.m. | Kimball 108 | UB
Kim Griswold, MD, MPH, RN, FAAP and Ali Kadhum, MSW
View the recorded seminar to learn more about some of the challenges that refugees face in Buffalo as well information about the Human Rights Clinic and forensic exams.
Refugee Health Summit 2014: Exploring Barriers and
Models for Culturally Engaged Health Care in Buffalo, NY
Thursday, April 24, 2014 | 12:30 - 7:30 p.m. | Buffalo, NY
Organized by the Office of Global Health Initiatives, A Refugee Health Summit will be held on April 24 2014. Participants will include faculty, staff, and students from UB IPE Schools, UB Offices of Global Health Initiatives, Interprofessional Education, and Public Health Practice; community agencies working with or providing services for refugee communities, health care providers, Buffalo public schools, policy makers, and representatives from refugee communities. The Summit will provide a platform to identify barriers to and explore solutions and models of care for culturally engaged health care provision for refugees in Buffalo, NY.
4th Annual Global Health Day: Humanitarian Emergencies
Thursday, April 11, 2014 | 11 a.m. - 2:30 p.m. | Biomedical Education Building | UB South
Global Health Day, organized by the Global Health Initiative GSA, is an annual event bringing together like minded individuals from across UB and Buffalo to hear expert colleagues share their experiences in the field of Global Health. This year, Global Health Day will focus on humanitarian emergencies and their imapacts on population health in communities around the world.
Keynote Speakers | 11 a.m. - 1 p.m. | Lippschutz Room 125
Lunch and 2nd Annual UB Global Health Fair | 1 - 2:30 p.m. |Biomedical Education Building Atrium
Friday, March 7, 2014 | noon - 1 p.m. | Farber Hall Room 144 | UB South
Anne Weaver’s dissertation focuses on air quality and respiratory infections in Bangladesh. Anne was a recipient of the 2013 Office of Global Health Initiatives International Fieldwork scholarship. The award allowed her to conduct fieldwork in Bangladesh toward to the completion of her PhD.
Tuesday, Feb. 4, 2014 | noon - 1 p.m. | Farber Hall Room
182 | UB South
Jelena Vujcic will share insights from key informant interviews on strategies, challenges and gaps in hygiene promotion from water, sanitation and hygiene experts that represent key humanitarian response agencies around the globe.
Thursday, Nov. 20, 2013 | noon - 1 p.m. | 180 Farber Hall | UB South
Wednesday, Nov. 12, 2013 | 11 a.m. - noon | UB South | 180 Farber Hall
Thursday, Oct. 9, 2013 | noon - 1 p.m. | UB South | 108 Kimball Tower
Thursday, Oct. 2, 2013 | noon - 1 p.m. | UB South |
108 Kimball Tower
Wednesday, Sept. 11, 2013 | noon - 1 p.m. | UB South
| 182 Farber Hall