Sustainable Development for HIV Health Seminar Series

We host a bi-weekly Sustainable Development for HIV Health (SD4H) seminar via zoom for Maseno University graduate students. The course is led by the Fellowship Directors (Drs. Bukusi, Ndunyu, Weiser, and Cohen) and features guest lectures by Maseno University, KEMRI and UCGHI faculty, and Kenyan SD4H researchers. The SD4H seminar combines lectures, participatory discussions, and student presentations focusing on the SD4H core competencies.

Funding priorities at NIMH

Presenter

  • Susannah Allison, PhD, Training Director and Program Officer in the Division of AIDS Research at National Institute of Mental Health.

Jan 27, 2022

Climate Change: Implications for Africa, A mental Health View

Presenter

  • Robin Cooper, MD, is a San Francisco psychiatrist who has had a private practice for nearly 40 years and is Associate Clinical Professor of Medicine, Dept of Psychiatry and Behavioral Science at the University of California San Francisco where she has worn many different hats over her career both as educator and supervisor with psychiatric residents and medical students. She is to co-founder and President of Climate Psychiatry Alliance, a group dedicated to understanding, education and advocacy about the specific impacts of climate change on mental health. In addition, she is active member of a number of organizations addressing the interface of climate and health both at the University of California San Francisco medical center, locally in her community and nationally.

Jan 13, 2022

Translation of research into policy with sample case studies

Presenter

  • Irene Mukui, MBCHB, MPH, is a Medical Epidemiologist with over 17 years’ experience in clinical and health programme management. Currently, she is the HIV Access and Medical Affairs Leader at Drugs for Neglected Diseases Initiative (DNDi). Dr Mukui has been involved in implementation research across HIV prevention and treatment with her current focus being on pediatric HIV treatment and outcomes, mental health among HIV infected adolescents, and HIV drug resistance. She is a former Fogarty Global Health Fellow (2018-2019). Dr Mukui served also in various leadership roles in the Ministry of Health in Kenya: Deputy Head of the ministry’s Universal Health Coverage Secretariat, Deputy Head of the National AIDS and STI Control Programme and Programme, and Manager for HIV Care and Treatment and Pre-Exposure Prophylaxis. She has contributed to the global HIV response as a member of WHO HIV Treatment Guidelines Development Group and she co-chaired the WHO HIV Drug Resistance Steering Group.

Dec 16, 2021

"How and Why Did Food Insecurity of Households and Individuals Become So Important?"

Presenter

  • Edward Frongillo, Jr. Ph.D. is a Professor and Director, Global Health Initiatives at University of South Carolina in the Department of Health Promotion, Education, and Behavior at the Arnold School of Public Health. He leads research on the measurement, determinants, and consequences of household and child food insecurity. His research program also aims to understand how to advance policy and programs for improving nutrition and development. He has expertise in validation of measures, policy and program evaluation, and design and analysis of longitudinal studies.

December 2, 2021

Environmental Change, Fish, and Food Security: A social-ecological approach to health

Presenter

  • Katie Fiorella, PhD, MPH. Her research interactions among environmental change and livelihood, food, and nutrition security. Our work is focused on global fisheries and the households that are reliant on the environment to access food and income. To understand health-environment dynamics, we draw from interdisciplinary methods and training in ecology, public health, economics and sociology.

November 18, 2021

Voluntary Male Medical Circumcision from Research to Policy and Scale-up

Presenter

  • Agot Kawango, PhD and MPH. She is the Director at Impact Research and Development Organization (IRDO). Dr. Kawango has implemented multiple HIV prevention programs with adolescents and young people (AYP) since 2004, including Tuungane Youth, DREAMS, VMMC, HIV Testing and Counseling, and young key populations. Additionally, she has conducted several research studies on: PrEP, HIV self-testing, and multi-purpose technologies, among others.

November 4, 2021

Translating Evidence to Policy

Presenter

  • Laura A. Schmidt, PhD, MPH, is a Professor of Health Policy in the School of Medicine at the University of California at San Francisco. She holds a joint appointment in the Philip R. Lee Institute for Health Policy Studies and the Department of Anthropology, History and Social Medicine. Dr. Schmidt is also Co-Director of the Community Engagement and Health Policy Program for UCSF’s Clinical and Translational Sciences Institute.

October 21, 2021

Participatory Action Research and Soil and Gut Microbiome

Presenters

  • Kate Scow, PhD, MS, is the Director of the Russell Ranch Sustainable Agriculture Facility and a Distinguished Professor at University of California Davis. She focuses her work with smallholder farmers in Uganda using participatory research and extension approaches on vegetable production, soil management and irrigation.
  • Mariah Coley a PhD candidate in Geography in the Department of Land, Air, and Water Resources at the University of California, Davis. She studies the metagenomic linkages between the soil microbiome and human health.

October 7, 2021

Searching and Managing the Literature

Presenters

  • Peggy Tahir, MLIS, Education & Copyright Librarian at UCSF
  • Josephine Tan, MLIS, Education and Research Librarian at UCSF

September 23, 2021

Leadership

Presenter

  • Elizabeth Bukusi, MBChB, M.Med (ObGyn), MPH, PhD, PGD (Research Ethics). MBE (Research Ethics), CIP, Senior Principal Clinical Research Scientist at KEMRI and Co-Director Research Care Training Program. In addition to her experience conducting socio-behavioral and biomedical research and providing leadership and support for HIV care, she has a strong interest in research and clinical ethics. Dr. Bukusi also focuses on mentoring and training health care and research personnel to enhance local and international capacity.

September 9, 2021

Cost-Effectiveness Analysis

Presenter

  • James Kahn, MD, MPH, is a Professor in the Institute for Health Policy Studies in the School of Medicine at UCSF. He has 30 years’ experience in the empirical and modeled assessment of the cost, effects, and cost-effectiveness of global health interventions, programs, and policies.

August 26, 2021

Climate Change, Agriculture, and Food Security

Presenters

  • Harun Okello Ogindo, PhD, MSc, is an Associate Professor in the School of Agriculture & Food Security and Chair of Applied Plant Science Department at Maseno University. He specialized in a wide-ranging area of research, teaching and consultancy from Agronomy, Food Systems, Climate Smart Agriculture, Cropping Systems, and Agroecology.

August 12, 2021

Biodiversity and Human Health

Presenter

  • Kate Scow, PhD, MS, is the Director of the Russell Ranch Sustainable Agriculture Facility and a Distinguished Professor at University of California Davis. She focuses her work with smallholder farmers in Uganda using participatory research and extension approaches on vegetable production, soil management and irrigation.

July 29, 2021

Nutrition and HIV

Presenters

  • Agatha Christine Onyango, PhD, MSc, is a lecturer and chairperson in the Department of Nutrition and Health at Maseno University. She conduct community research in food security and HIV and AIDS and maternal and child nutrition.
  • Rose Amondi Okelo, is a Clinical Nutritionist at Jaramogi Oginga Odinga Teaching & Referral Hospital (JOOTRH) with a focus on pediatric nutrition.

July 15, 2021

Climate Change and Health

Presenter

  • Sheri Weiser, MD, MPH, MA, is a Professor of Medicine and internist at UCSF’s Division of HIV, Infectious Diseases and Global Medicine at Zuckerberg San Francisco General Hospital. Her research focuses on the impact of food insecurity and other social and structural factors on treatment outcomes for HIV and other chronic diseases. Dr. Weiser also evaluates sustainable food insecurity interventions as a way to improve health outcomes in domestic and international settings.

June 17, 2021

One Health

Presenter

  • M. Kariuki Njenga, DVM, PhD, is a Virologist and Head of the One Health Program at KEMRI and a Professor of Virology and Global Health and Washington State University and a leader in the effort to address emerging zoonotic diseases.

May 20, 2021

Gender Transformative Interventions

Presenters

  • Anke Hemmerling, MD, PhD, MPH, is an Academic Coordinator in Department of Obstetrics, Gynecology & Reproductive Sciences at UCSF and Co-Chair, Education Committee at the UC Global Health Institute Center of Expertise in Women’s Health & Empowerment.
  • Denise Dunning, PhD, MPA is the Founder & Executive Director - Rise Up, which advances gender equity, health, education, and economic justice globally through training, funding, and network building.

April 22, 2021

Food Supplementation

Presenter

  • Martin Mwangi, PhD, MSc, Senior Research Fellow and Team Leader at the Training and Research Unit of Excellence, College of Medicine, Malawi and a graduate from Maseno University.

April 8, 2021

Measurement of Women’s Health and Empowerment

Presenter

  • Ushma Upadhyay, PhD, MPH Associate Professor, Ob/Gyn and Reproductive Science at UCSF with a focus on the effects of women's empowerment and gender equity on reproductive health.

March 25, 2021

Women’s Health and Empowerment – part 2

Presenters

  • Karen Nyangara, PhD, Director of the Institute for Genders Studies and a Senior Lecturer at Maseno University with a focus on gender mainstreaming and youth mentorship.
  • Louisa Ndunyu, PhD, M.A, is a lecturer at the Maseno University Department of Public Health. Dr. Ndunyu teaches population health and development and sexuality and reproductive health. Her background in research includes reproductive health, HIV/AIDS, women’s health, and maternal morbidity and mortality.

March 11, 2021

Women’s Heath and Empowerment – part 1

Presenter

  • Anke Hemmerling, MD, PhD, MPH, is an Academic Coordinator in Department of Obstetrics, Gynecology & Reproductive Sciences at UCSF and Co-Chair, Education Committee at the UC Global Health Institute Center of Expertise in Women’s Health & Empowerment.

February 25, 2021

Food security and HIV

Presenter

  • Sheri Weiser, MD, MPH, MA, is a Professor of Medicine and internist at UCSF’s Division of HIV, Infectious Diseases and Global Medicine at Zuckerberg San Francisco General Hospital. Her research focuses on the impact of food insecurity and other social and structural factors on treatment outcomes for HIV and other chronic diseases. Dr. Weiser also evaluates sustainable food insecurity interventions as a way to improve health outcomes in domestic and international settings.

February 11, 2021

Food security and pediatrics, adolescents and chronic diseases

Presenters

  • Phelgona Otieno, MBChB, MPH, is a pediatrician and epidemiologist with long standing experience in conducting research in maternal health, HIV PMTCT, child health programs, as well as mentorship of health professionals at Kenya Medical Research Institute (KEMRI)
  • Jason Nagata, M.D., M.Sc. is an Assistant Professor of Pediatrics in the Division of Adolescent and Young Adult Medicine at UCSF and affiliated faculty with the Institute for Global Health Sciences.

January 28, 2021

Shamba Maisha case study – part 2

Presenters

  • Elly Weke, MSc, Study Coordinator of Shamba Maisha
  • Craig Cohen, MD, MPH, is a Professor in the Department of Obstetrics, Gynecology and Reproductive Sciences, UCSF. Drs. Cohen, Weiser, and Bukusi led Shamba Maisha study.

January 14, 2021

Shamba Maisha case study – part 1

Presenters

  • Elly Weke, MSc, Study Coordinator of Shamba Maisha
  • Sheri Weiser, MD, MPH, MA, is a Professor of Medicine and internist at UCSF’s Division of HIV, Infectious Diseases and Global Medicine at Zuckerberg San Francisco General Hospital. Drs. Weiser, Cohen, and Bukusi led Shamba Maisha study.

December 17, 2020

Sustainable Development Goals – part 2

Presenters

  • Jackie Odhiambo, PhD Candidate, Public Health Nutrition at Maseno University and SD4H Fellow
  • Jacquelyne Odak, PhD Candidate, Public Health Nutrition at Maseno University and SD4H Fellow

December 3, 2020

Sustainable Development Goals – part 1

Presenters

  • Craig Cohen, MD, MPH, is a Professor in the University of California San Francisco (UCSF) Department of Obstetrics, Gynecology and Reproductive Sciences, an Attending Physician at San Francisco General Hospital and co-Director of the University of California Global Health Institute
  • Kenneth Tonui is a PhD Candidate, Public Health Nutrition at Maseno University and SD4H Affiliate Student

November 19, 2020