Fulbright Academy Summit on Global Health

dikembe mutomboFollowing a successful conference on Sustainable Cities held in the UAE, the Fulbright Academy is now gathering members of the Fulbright community and other leaders to tackle the global health crisis. This event will be held from 24 to 27 May 2013 in Jamaica. Key note speakers includes sex therapist Dr. Ruth, NBA legend and philanthropist Dikembe Mutombo, and Ambassador Pamela BridgewaterUpdated conference information/links posted below.

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The Global Summit Themes are as follows:

1. Public Policy, Health Diplomacy and Healthcare

2. Public Health and the Impact of Technology and Social Media

3. Communicable Diseases (HIV/AIDS, STDs, Malaria, TB)/Emerging & Re-emerging Infections

4. Nutrition and Non-communicable Diseases (Diabetes, Mental Health, Heart Disease, Cancer)

5. Environmental Health (Global water supply & safety, Climate Change, Urban planning)

6. Health Research/Non-traditional Medicine

Participation is not limited to current grantees or alumni of the Fulbright Exchange Program. In addition to Dr. Ruth, Dikembe Mutombo, and Ambassador Pamela Bridgewater, other distinguished speakers include the following:

  • Dr. Blossom Anglin-Brown is the Clinical Director of the University Health Centre at the University of the West Indies Mona Campus which serves a population of over 18,000 staff and students.
  • Diane R. Brown, PhD is professor of Health Education and Behavioral Science at the University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey School of Public Health. She has also served as founding Executive Director of the Institute for the Elimination of Health Disparities at UMDNJ, Director of the Urban Health Program at Wayne State University in Detroit and a Health Scientist Administrator at the National Institutes of Health.
  • Paul Brown is a senior lecturer at the University of the West Indies since 2009. A Fulbright research scholar in 2010, he is currently the American Society for Microbiology Ambassador to Jamaica, and a Council member of the International Society for Infectious Diseases.
  • Dr. Sheila Campbell Forrester has had a distinguished career in the field of public health since the 1970s serving in various capacities including as Chief Medical Officer (CMO) of Jamaica. She has represented Jamaica in the health epistemic community regionally and internationally making significant contributions in primary health care, adolescent health and health policy.
  • Dr. Colette Cunningham-Myrie is a physician and lecturer in the Department of Community Health and Psychiatry at the University of the West Indies (UWI), Mona Campus, Jamaica. She has served as Medical Officer of Health with the Ministry of Health, Jamaica.
  • Dr. Vivien Dee is Professor and Director of the PhD Nursing Program at Azusa Pacific University, Azusa, California. Dr. held executive positions as Associate Hospital Administrator and Director of Nursing at UCLA Neuropsychiatric Institute & Hospital, Assistant Dean of Clinical Affairs at the UCLA School of Nursing, Director of Nursing Research, Education and Clinical Affairs at the Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center.
  • Dr. Winston De La Haye is a Lecturer in Psychiatry at The University of the West Indies, Mona Campus, a Consultant Psychiatrist and Clinical Director of the Addiction Treatment Services Unit at the University Hospital of the West Indies.
  • Mr. Kim David Eger is the Fulbright Academy's Treasurer and the President & CEO of Eco Smart Shutters, a Georgia-based company that provides energy efficiency upgrades through dynamic shading devices for the residential and commercial markets.
  • Marie Ngetiko Fongwa, RN, MPH MSN, PhD is an Associate Professor of Nursing at Azusa Pacific University, teaches Nursing Research, Wellness Promotion, and Health Disparities and Vulnerable Populations in the graduate program.
  • Dr. Marcia Forbes is the Executive Chairman of Phase Three Productions, a multi-media television production company. Dr. Forbes’ first book, Music, Media & Adolescent Sexuality in Jamaica (2010), explores relationships between adolescents and television. STREAMING: Social Media, Mobile Lifestyles (2012), her second book, explicates what youths make of mobile phones and social media and how they incorporate them in their lives. She was VP Television for the Caribbean Broadcasting Union and served on the Executive Committee of the Commonwealth Broadcasting Association.
  • Dr. Diana J. Fox is Professor of Cultural Anthropology at Bridgewater State University in Massachusetts, USA, and teaches feminist ethnography, gender studies, human rights, development, activism and environmental anthropology.
  • Ishtar O. Govia, Ph.D., currently holds appointments as a Lecturer in Psychology with the University of the West Indies, Jamaica and as an Adjunct Faculty Associate with the Research Center for Group Dynamics at the Institute for Social Research (Michigan, USA).
  • Dr. Sandra Knight is an anti-aging physician and Public Health expert who has work for the governments of Jamaica, US (at the Center for Disease Control and Prevention) and other Caribbean islands during her stellar career in Public Health. Her main focus now is the control of communicable diseases and cancers, while enhancing the health and wellness of men, women, boys and girls. She has served on the Fulbright Academy board and  is currently the chairperson of the National Family Planning Board of Jamaica.
  • Dr. Karen Lewis-Bell is the Director, Family Health Services at the Ministry of Health in Jamaica. She is currently the Director of Family Health Services, and selected to sit on the Ad Hoc Governing Council of the International Association of Immunization Managers, and has worked on short-term consultancies with PAHO and WHO evaluating Immunization programmes in Guyana and India.
  • Dr. Mushtaq Memon is a Fulbright Ambassador & Associate Professor at the Department of Veterinary Clinical Sciences & The Allen School for Global Animal Health at Washington State University. He is Diplomate of American College of Theriogenologists (Animal Reproduction specialist veterinarian).  He taught at veterinary colleges of Oklahoma State, Louisiana State and Tufts University, before joining Washington State University.
  • Ceceile Minott is a Programme Officer in the Caribbean Child Development Centre, Consortium for Social Development and Research, The University of the West Indies (UWI) Open Campus. She has been instrumental in developing and implementing the Online and Telephone counselling service for the UWI Health Centre, Mona Campus as well as the first Children’s and Parenting Telephone Counselling service in Jamaica and Antigua for the Jamaica Foundation for Children.
  • Rosemary Mwangi is Nursing Instructor at Los Angeles County College of Nursing and currently a doctoral student at Azusa Pacific University, California. Her initial nursing training was in Kenya in the early years of HIV/AIDS. In the last ten years she has taken groups of students on summer healthcare trips to Kenya and Uganda serving alongside NGOs that are mainly serving people living with HIV/AIDS.
  • Catherine Myser, Ph.D., is Director of Ethics, Social Medicine, and Global Health at Florida Atlantic University College of Medicine.  She is dual trained in Bioethics and Medical Anthropology, and has 25 years’ experience doing research, education, and service in Africa, Asia, Australia, the Caribbean, Europe, the Middle East, and North America.  Currently, she serves as Associate Editor of Global Bioethics for the Journal of Bioethical Inquiry and Guest Editor of the Indian Journal of Medical Ethics, to create upcoming special issues on “Global Health and Bioethics” and “Corruption in Global Health Research.”
  • Patricia Radovich is a Doctoral Candidate in the PhD Nursing Program at Azusa Pacific University, Azusa California.  Ms. Radovich is currently the Manager Nursing Research at Loma Linda University Medical Center and past positions of Clinical Nurse Specialist Hepatology/Liver Transplantation at LLUMC, Clinical Nurse Specialist for Surgical/Trauma/Neurosurgical Critical Care at LLUMC, and Adjunct Faculty in the Schools of Nursing at Loma Linda University, Azusa Pacific University, and California Baptist University.
  • Victoria Randazzo, RN, MSN,C, CCRN , is a Lecturer of Nursing at California Baptist University, teaching undergraduate Nursing Research and Writing, and Advanced Medical/Surgical clinical skills. Ms. Randazzo is also a Clinical Nurse IV at Saint Joseph Hospital in Orange, California. Additionally, She is pursuing a PhD in Nursing at Azusa Pacific University.
  • Lucille Rayford is a Doctoral student in the Nursing Program at Azusa Pacific University, Azusa California.  Ms. Rayford currently works for Los Angeles County Department of Public Health as an Assistant Nursing Director of Education.  She previously worked as a District Public Health on Skid row in Downtown Los Angeles, CA and an Emergency Room nurse in several hospitals in Southern California and Michigan.  Her experience as an educator was gained as an Adjunct Faculty in Schools of Nursing at Azusa Pacific University, Mount St. Mary’s College and California State University Dominguez Hills.
  • Karen Alicia Shaw is the Director of Graduate Legal Studies and an adjunct professor at Loyola University Chicago School of Law. Professor Shaw teaches a specialized, first-year legal writing course that allows students pursuing a Juris Doctor (J.D.) degree to read, analyze, and apply legal authority to various health care fact scenarios. She also teaches legal research and writing to international attorneys within Loyola’s Master of Laws (LL.M.) degree program. Professor Shaw is currently completing a Doctor of Juridical Science (S.J.D.) degree through Loyola’s Beazley Institute for Health Law and Policy.
  • Dr. Gary Silverman is Chair and Professor in the Department of Public Health Sciences at the University of North Carolina, Charlotte.  He has had two Fulbright awards, first serving at the National Institute of Public Administration (INTAN), Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia and the the School of Environmental Hygiene and Occupational Safety, Technological Institute of Costa Rica. He was the Director of the Environmental Health Program and then as the founding Chair of the Department of the Environment and Sustainability at Bowling Green State University.
  • Catherine Zeman is a Professor in the Health Division, School of HPELS, teaching in epidemiology, human diseases, environmental health, and environmental and occupational health regulations. She is also the Director of the Recycling and Reuse Technology Transfer Center at UNI which focuses on environmental resiliency education, outreach and research (http://www.rrttc.com/).

Additional updates and information about the presenters can be accessed here. The full program can be reviewed here. The program includes a workshop on Ethical Challenges of Corruption in Global Health Research (see here).

To learn more about the Fulbright Academy, you can also download its integrated sustainability report. The Fulbright Academy is one of the pioneering GRI reporters in the NGO sector. Its report featured an External Advisory Panel of reviewers who were recruited from Merck, SIF-US and the World Bank (see here).

Fulbright Academy Global Health Summit
Conference Speakers
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Dr. Blossom Anglin-Brown is the Clinical Director of the University Health Centre at the University of the West Indies Mona Campus which serves a population of over 18,000 staff and students. She has specialist training in Gastroenterology and holds a Masters degree in Public Health (MPH) from the University of the West Indies. Dr. Anglin-Brown has attained the highest level within the University’s professional medical category and serves as an Internal Examiner within the Medical Faculty. She has been instrumental in developing health policies and programmes within the University including the HIV/AIDS Policy and A Health and Wellness Policy. She has published on the health risks associated with lead pollution and cadmium in Jamaica, Women and adolescent health issues and Gastro Esophageal Reflux Disease. Dr. Anglin-Brown holds a distinguished record of professional and public service including Fellow of the American College of Gastroenterology; Fellow of the Royal College of Physicians (Edin), Chairman of the Medical Association of Jamaica (MAJ)Trust and Chairperson and Founder of the Impaired Physicians & Wellness Committee (MAJ). She is also the President-Elect of The Association of West Indian Gastroenterologists(AWIG) and holds membership in the National AIDS Committee; Association of Caribbean Higher Education Administrators; Past President of the Lions Club of New Kingston and serves as Honorary Physician to local community clinics in Kingston & St. Andrew. 

Diane R. Brown, PhD is professor of Health Education and Behavioral Science at the University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey School of Public Health. She has also served as founding Executive Director of the Institute for the Elimination of Health Disparities at UMDNJ, Director of the Urban Health Program at Wayne State University in Detroit and a Health Scientist Administrator at the National Institutes of Health. Her research focuses on health issues among racial and ethnic minorities, including a recent investigation of social determinants of non-communicable chronic diseases in the English-speaking Caribbean. Dr. Brown received her Ph.D. in medical sociology from the University of Maryland followed by a postdoctoral fellowship in psychiatric epidemiology from the Johns Hopkins University School of Public Health. She has over 85 scholarly publications and a co-edited book on the mental health of African American women published by Columbia University Press. She is a Fellow of the Gerontological Society of America, a received a 2008-9 Fulbright Senior Scholar award to undertake health research at the University of Technology, Jamaica. 

Paul Brown is a senior lecturer at the University of the West Indies since 2009. A Fulbright research scholar in 2010, he is currently the American Society for Microbiology Ambassador to Jamaica, and a Council member of the International Society for Infectious Diseases. He has published more than 30 papers in reputed journals and serves as reviewer and editor of several scientific journals. His research areas include antibiotic resistance and molecular pathogenesis of various bacteria of public health importance (including MRSA, Pseudomonas aeruginosa, and E. coli), and molecular diagnosis, epidemiology and pathophysiology of leptospirosis. 

Dr. Sheila Campbell Forrester was educated at the University of the West Indies where she earned the MBBS (1975) and a Diploma in Public Health (1978) degrees. She was awarded the Hubert Humphrey Fellowship and attended the Rollins School of Public Health, Emory University in 1997. Dr. Forrester has had a distinguished career in the field of public health since the 1970s serving in various capacities including as Chief Medical Officer (CMO) of Jamaica. She has represented Jamaica in the health epistemic community regionally and internationally making significant contributions in primary health care, adolescent health and health policy. Dr. Campbell-Forrester has co- authored and presented several papers on adolescent health, and public health for local and international publications and conferences. She is the recipient of the Hubert Humphrey Institute Outstanding Fellow Award (2007). Presently she is an independent adolescent and public health consultant.

Dr. Colette Cunningham-Myrie is a physician and lecturer in the Department of Community Health and Psychiatry at the University of the West Indies (UWI), Mona Campus, Jamaica. She has served as Medical Officer of Health with the Ministry of Health, Jamaica with responsibility for Disease Surveillance and Chronic Diseases and Injuries; and also as a Research Fellow at the Tropical Medicine Research Institute, UWI in the Cardiovascular and Diabetes Research Group. She was Jamaica’s Hubert H. Humphrey Fellow for 2010/2011 and spent the year at Tulane University. She lectures on Epidemiology, Public Health and Family Medicine and has a 20 year track record of volunteerism with the Diabetes Association of Jamaica. Her current research interests include the chronic non-communicable diseases (CNCDs), social determinants of health, patient satisfaction and health impact assessment. You can contact Colette at: colette.cunninghammyrie@uwimona.edu.jm.

Dr. Vivien Dee is Professor and Director of the PhD Nursing Program at Azusa Pacific University, Azusa, California. Dr. Dee has extensive experience in both academic and clinical services; having held executive positions as Associate Hospital Administrator and Director of Nursing at UCLA Neuropsychiatric Institute & Hospital, Assistant Dean of Clinical Affairs at the UCLA School of Nursing, Director of Nursing Research, Education and Clinical Affairs at the Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center. Her research interests include Global Health Disparities and Health Services Research. Her doctoral dissertation on the validation of a patient classification instrument based on the Johnson Behavioral System Model resulted in the development of the NPH Patient Classification System for UCLA Neuropsychiatric Hospital, which was later adopted by the State Department of Mental Health for use in all California mental health hospitals and by hospitals nationally and internationally. Dr. Dee is a Fellow of the American Academy of Nursing since 1992 and serves on the Expert Panel for Nursing Theory Guided Practice. Her strong belief in the importance of professional development for nurses at all levels was the driving force for the founding of the Institutes of Learning for UCLA Health System in 2008 and serves as its Executive Director.

Dr. Winston De La Haye is a Lecturer in Psychiatry at The University of the West Indies, Mona Campus, a Consultant Psychiatrist and Clinical Director of the Addiction Treatment Services Unit at the University Hospital of the West Indies. He completed his MD at the University of Pecs, Hungary, his Masters in Public Health at the Johns Hopkins University and his Postgraduate Degree in Psychiatry at the University of the West Indies, Mona. He was awarded a Fulbright Hubert Humphrey Fellowship to Johns Hopkins University where he completed his Fellowship in Substance Abuse. He is the Chairman of the Bellevue Hospital Board of Management, Chairman of the National Homeless Committee of the Board of Supervision, Deputy Chairman of the National Council on Drug Abuse, Member of the University Hospital Board of Management, Past President of the Jamaica Fulbright-Humphrey Alumni Association, Past President of the Jamaica Psychiatric Association, Past President of the West Indies Group of University Teachers and Immediate Past President of the Medical Association of Jamaica. Dr. De La Haye is a former Captain in the Jamaica Defense Force and was recognized by The Gleaner in 2012 as a Trailblazer in the Field of Medical Sciences for Jamaica’s 50th Anniversary.

Mr. Kim David Eger is the Academy's Treasurer and the President & CEO of Eco Smart Shutters, a Georgia-based company that provides energy efficiency upgrades through dynamic shading devices for the residential and commercial markets. His firm introduced solar-powered rolling shutters with wireless remote controls to the SE, harnessing the sun to create shade and reduce energy consumption needs. Eco Smart Shutters has been awarded government contracts for both breathable security gates and hurricane shutters. Mr. Eger also recently served as a consultant for Garick, LLC, a subsidiary of Waste Management. Prior to these positions, he served Scotts Miracle-Gro focused on major retailers, such as Home Depot and Lowes following three years in Germany with the American Chamber of Commerce in Germany working on trade and investment policy. Kim was the first student from Christopher Newport University to earn a Fulbright scholarship. His 1992 Fulbright was to the University of Cologne, where he studied political science. After his Fulbright, he went on to earn an M.A. in international relations from the Johns Hopkins University School of Advanced International Studies (SAIS), studying in Bologna, Italy and Washington, DC. Kim is fluent in German and French and proficient in Italian. He’s recently started learning Mandarin.

Marie Ngetiko Fongwa, RN, MPH MSN, PhD, an Associate Professor of Nursing at Azusa Pacific University, teaches Nursing Research, Wellness Promotion, and Health Disparities and Vulnerable Populations in the graduate program. Dr. Fongwa is a health services researcher whose overarching goal is to promote culturally competent and sensitive patient care. Her research activities, predominantly in ethnic minority populations, have captured quality of patient care, instrument development (patient satisfaction and adherence to treatment factors for hypertension measure), secondary analyses of a benchmarking database (Consumer Assessment of Healthcare Provider Survey, CAHPS), and exploration of adherence to treatment factors in hypertensive African American women. Dr. Fongwa publishes in several peer review journals and also presents at professional conferences. She is a manuscript reviewer for several peer review journals. Dr. Fongwa mentors doctoral students and is a role model for several international students. She holds a PhD in Nursing from the University of California, San Francisco.

Dr. Marcia Forbes is the Executive Chairman of Phase Three Productions. Ms. Forbes can be described as a hybrid as she successfully straddles business and academia. A Fulbright scholar in 1995, she has authored two research-driven, media-based books which are being used by universities. She is working on her third book, Net Work: Make Money Online, due out in early 2014. Her passion encompasses communication in all its media forms – traditional and ‘new’ media. Forbes’ first book, Music, Media & Adolescent Sexuality in Jamaica (2010), explores relationships between adolescents and television. STREAMING: Social Media, Mobile Lifestyles (2012), her second book, explicates what youths make of mobile phones and social media and how they incorporate them in their lives. Dr. Forbes co-owns the 30-year-old, multi-media television production company, Phase Three Productions Limited, where she serves as Executive Chairman. She was Vice President Television for the Caribbean Broadcasting Union and served on the Executive Committee of the Commonwealth Broadcasting Association. Her work is described by the DeKalb County, Atlanta, where she was honoured, as a positive impact on Jamaica and the wider world.

Dr. Diana J. Fox is Professor of Cultural Anthropology at Bridgewater State University in Massachusetts, USA, and teaches feminist ethnography, gender studies, human rights, development, activism and environmental anthropology. She specializes in the Anglophone Caribbean, where she has pursued fieldwork since 1991. She was a Fulbright Scholar in Jamaica and Trinidad at the University of the West Indies in 2004-5, and a two-time Fulbright Senior Specialist in both Jamaica and Trinidad in 2007 and 2009. Dr. Fox is author of articles and three books including her ethnography, "Cultural DNA: Gender at the Root of Everyday Life in Rural Jamaica" (UWI press 2010). She is the founder and co-executive editor of the online, open access Journal of International Women’s Studies (http://vc.bridgew.edu/jiws) and ran the Women’s and Gender Studies program at BSU for six years, creating the GLBT Minor and the Women's and Gender Studies Graduate Certificate Program. She is currently producing an ethnographic documentary entitled "Water Woman: Community and Sustainability in Trinidad" about a village lead by a charismatic woman leader that restored its watershed through agroforestry.

Ishtar O. Govia, Ph.D., currently holds appointments as a Lecturer in Psychology with the University of the West Indies, Jamaica and as an Adjunct Faculty Associate with the Research Center for Group Dynamics at the Institute for Social Research (Michigan, USA). Her current projects explore: migration and health; social determinants of health; discrimination and identity; human development; and intergenerational patterns and transmission of protective and vulnerability factors for wellness. She received her doctorate in Personality and Social Contexts Psychology from the University of Michigan and holds master’s degrees from Harvard University and City College of New York. Her work has won numerous awards, including the Young Investigator Award in Survey Research, the Barbara Perry Roberson Award for female researchers, and awards for the pursuit of statistical and methodology training. Dr. Govia's research, teaching, and professional service are devoted to capacity building for the discipline of psychology in the Caribbean. 

 Dr. Sandra Knight is an anti-aging physician and Public Health expert who has work for the governments of Jamaica, US (at the Center for Disease Control and Prevention) and other Caribbean islands during her stellar career in Public Health. Her main focus now is the control of communicable diseases and cancers, while enhancing the health and wellness of men, women boys and girls. Dr. Knight received her medical degree with honors from the Santa Clara Medical University, a Masters in Public Health from the University of the West Indies where she had also received her Bachelors’ in Biochemistry and Zoology. Her Fulbright Fellowship was at the Rollins School of Public Health in Atlanta Georgia. She has served on the Fulbright Academy board as a member and Vice-Chair and has participated in the last three annual Fulbright conferences. Dr. Knight is currently the chairperson of the National Family Planning Board of Jamaica where she is focusing her energies on family planning and sexual health issues. She is an avid cyclist and runner.

Dr. Karen Lewis-Bell is the Director, Family Health Services at the Ministry of Health in Jamaica. She has more than 20 years of experience working in the field of Primary Health Care and Public Health in various capacities. She is currently the Director of Family Health Services; a post she has held for the past 13 years. She successfully planned and executed the introduction of the Hepatitis B and Hib vaccines into the routine EPI schedule in Jamaica in 2003 and has been instrumental in the establishment of standardized systems and procedures for surveillance of the EPI diseases and the EPI programme. Dr. Lewis-Bell was also most recently nominated and selected to sit on the Ad Hoc Governing Council of the International Association of Immunization Managers and has worked on short-term consultancies with PAHO and WHO evaluating Immunization programmes in Guyana and India. Dr. Karen Lewis-Bell obtained her Bachelor of Medicine, Bachelor of Surgery (MB.BS.) degree from the University of the West Indies, Mona campus in 1987 and her Master of Public Health from the same school in 1992. Dr. Lewis-Bell completed the Hubert H. Humphrey Fellowship in Health Policy and Management at the Johns Hopkins School of Public Health in 2009.

Dr. Mushtaq Memon is a Fulbright Ambassador & Associate Professor at the Department of Veterinary Clinical Sciences & The Allen School for Global Animal Health at Washington State University. Dr. Memon received his veterinary education in Pakistan, PhD from University of Minnesota and veterinary residency training at University of Illinois.  He is Diplomate of American College of Theriogenologists (Animal Reproduction specialist veterinarian).  He taught at veterinary colleges of Oklahoma State, Louisiana State and Tufts University, before joining Washington State University (WSU).  Teaching and student mentorship are Dr. Memon’s favorite parts of the job at WSU. Dr. Memon is author of more than 130 publications in scientific journals and book chapters, etc.  He has given more than 120 presentations at local, state and national meetings.  Internationally, Dr. Memon has taught as visiting professor or a consultant in more than 20 countries. 

Ceceile Minott is a Programme Officer in the Caribbean Child Development Centre, Consortium for Social Development and Research, The University of the West Indies (UWI) Open Campus. She has been instrumental in developing and implementing the Online and Telephone counselling service for the UWI Health Centre, Mona Campus as well as the first Children’s and Parenting Telephone Counselling service in Jamaica and Antigua for the Jamaica Foundation for Children. She has worked extensively in project management and in the areas of education and training, primarily with parents, adolescents and early childhood. She has been involved in the capacities of Co-Investigator and Research Coordinator on projects for the Caribbean Child Development Centre and Dudley Grant Memorial Trust. She has successfully undertaken consultancy assignments for organizations such as the Jamaica Social Investment Fund, Peace Corps Jamaica, Early Childhood Commission, International Youth Foundation and McCam Child Development Centre. She holds a Masters in Education, with an emphasis in Counselling. 

Rosemary Mwangi is Nursing Instructor at Los Angeles County College of Nursing and currently a doctoral student at Azusa Pacific University, California. Rosemary has extensive experience in both teaching and clinical, with expertise in Medical/Surgical Nursing in acute care settings. Her initial nursing training was in Kenya in the early years of HIV/AIDS. In the last ten years she has taken groups of students on summer healthcare trips to Kenya and Uganda serving alongside Non Governmental Organizations (NGO's) that are mainly serving people living with HIV/AIDS. The experience of serving people living with HIV/AIDS in Africa inspired her desire to return to school and pursue a doctoral degree in nursing with the desire of being able to integrate the research aspect to the care and understanding of global health needs especially for people living with HIV/AIDS in Africa. 

Catherine Myser, Ph.D., is Director of Ethics, Social Medicine, and Global Health at Florida Atlantic University College of Medicine.  She is dual trained in Bioethics and Medical Anthropology, and has 25 years’ experience doing research, education, and service in Africa, Asia, Australia, the Caribbean, Europe, the Middle East, and North America.  She has received three Fulbright scholarships (Sweden & Turkey) and collaborated on a Gates grant. She has served as International Bioethics Consultant to Physicians for Human Rights and done capacity building and program development across six health professional schools in Tanzania (2009).  Currently, she serves as Associate Editor of Global Bioethics for the Journal of Bioethical Inquiry and Guest Editor of the Indian Journal of Medical Ethics, to create upcoming special issues on “Global Health and Bioethics” and “Corruption in Global Health Research.”  She most recently published Bioethics Around the Globe (Oxford University Press, 2011), and a chapter on “Global Bioethics” in The Encyclopedia of Bioethics (forthcoming 2013). 

Patricia Radovich is a Doctoral Candidate in the PhD Nursing Program at Azusa Pacific University, Azusa California.  Ms. Radovich has extensive experience in both academic and clinical services; currently as the Manager Nursing Research at Loma Linda University Medical Center and past positions of Clinical Nurse Specialist Hepatology/Liver Transplantation at LLUMC, Clinical Nurse Specialist for Surgical/Trauma/Neurosurgical Critical Care at LLUMC, and Adjunct Faculty in the Schools of Nursing at Loma Linda University, Azusa Pacific University, and California Baptist University.  Her research interests include Communicable Diseases, Clinical Patient Outcomes, Interprofessional Teams, and Complementary Therapies.  Ms. Radovich is a Fellow of Critical Care Medicine since 1985.  Ms. Radovich has a Bachelor of Science in Nursing from Arizona State University, a Master of Science in Nursing from California State University Long Beach, and is currently a candidate for a Doctor of Philosophy in Nursing from Azusa Pacific University.

Victoria Randazzo, RN, MSN,C, CCRN , is a Lecturer of Nursing at California Baptist University, teaching undergraduate Nursing Research and Writing, and Advanced Medical/Surgical clinical skills. Ms. Randazzo is also a Clinical Nurse IV at Saint Joseph Hospital in Orange, California. Additionally, She is pursuing a PhD in Nursing at Azusa Pacific University. The focus of her dissertation is to evaluate the psychological and social aspects of Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD) and their impact on COPD exacerbations. Her previous research activities were predominantly in nurse-led protocols using evidence-based practice. She has written a sedation protocol resulting in a six year eradication of Ventilator Acquired Pneumonia. She also led a team in the reduction of Pharmaceutical Waste with cost savings of more than $200,000.00 per year. Currently, her projects include working with a team to eliminate catheter acquired urinary tract infection, improved care for End of Life patients and family, and working with students for simulation competition.

Lucille Rayford is a Doctoral student in the Nursing Program at Azusa Pacific University, Azusa California.  Ms. Rayford has experience in both academic and clinical services.  She currently works for Los Angeles County Department of Public Health as an Assistant Nursing Director of Education.  She previously worked as a District Public Health on Skid row in Downtown Los Angeles, CA and an Emergency Room nurse in several hospitals in Southern California and Michigan.  Her experience as an educator was gained as an Adjunct Faculty in Schools of Nursing at Azusa Pacific University, Mount St. Mary’s College and California State University Dominguez Hills.  Her research interests include Communicable Diseases such as STI and Tuberculosis and understanding live experiences of vulnerable populations such as homeless individuals and high risked adolescents.  Ms. Rayford received her Bachelor of Science and Masters of Science from California State University Dominguez Hills.

Karen Alicia Shaw is the Director of Graduate Legal Studies and an adjunct professor at Loyola University Chicago School of Law. Professor Shaw teaches a specialized, first-year legal writing course that allows students pursuing a Juris Doctor (J.D.) degree to read, analyze, and apply legal authority to various health care fact scenarios. She also teaches legal research and writing to international attorneys within Loyola’s Master of Laws (LL.M.) degree program. Professor Shaw is currently completing a Doctor of Juridical Science (S.J.D.) degree through Loyola’s Beazley Institute for Health Law and Policy. Her research focuses upon federalism and the interrelations between federal and state governments in addressing issues in health care policy - particularly for the needs of low income individuals. Prior to her work at Loyola, Professor Shaw served as a program dean for a small business college and taught health care policy and medical law and ethics courses at the college level. Professor Shaw holds a Bachelor of Arts (B.A.) degree in Communication Studies from DePaul University, a J.D. degree from the University of Pittsburgh School of Law where she was an associate editor for the Journal of Law and Commerce, and an LL.M. degree in Health Law from Loyola. She is also licensed to practice law in the state of Illinois.

Dr. Gary Silverman is Chair and Professor in the Department of Public Health Sciences at the University of North Carolina, Charlotte.  He has had two Fulbright awards, first serving in 1996 at the National Institute of Public Administration (INTAN), Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia and the second in 2005 taken at the School of Environmental Hygiene and Occupational Safety, Technological Institute of Costa Rica.   He spent 1986 through 2012 as Director of the Environmental Health Program and then as the founding Chair of the Department of the Environment and Sustainability at Bowling Green State University.  His work centers on issues dealing with environmental health, public health, and sustainability.  

Dr. Jennifer Stuart-Dixon is an Independent consultant working in the field of public health.  She undertakes short-term consultancies with an emphasis on HIV prevention, behaviour change and adolescent sexual health. Instrumental in policy analysis, monitoring and evaluation, programme development and implementation, instructional design, and qualitative health research; she serves as the Monitoring and Evaluation consultant for the Sexual Safety Initiative Programme at the University of the West Indies, Mona Campus.  Dr. Stuart-Dixon has worked for several international donor agencies and has provided technical assistance in Jamaica as well as countries in the wider Caribbean and South and Central America.   A graduate of Middlesex University in England, she holds a Doctorate Degree in Psychotherapy and currently sees clients in her private practice in Montego Bay, Jamaica.

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