Columbia Global Centers | Mumbai, 12-13, Maker Chambers VI, First floor, Jamnalal Bajaj Road, Nariman Point, Mumbai 400 021
Please join Columbia Global Centers | Mumbai and Dr. Yusuf Hamied for the Second Distinguished Yusuf Hamied Lecture by Wafaa El-Sadr, University Professor of Epidemiology and Medicine at Columbia University and Director of ICAP at Columbia University and of the Global Health Initiative at the Mailman School of Public Health.
New scientific discoveries offer the promise of tackling major health threats around the world. These include new diagnostic methods, novel prevention and treatment tools, and innovative strategies for reaching and engaging populations in need. Yet, achieving the desired impact on population health will require a transformation in public health and in the delivery of public health interventions.
With a career spanning over forty years of public health research and medicine to her credit, Professor Wafaa El-Sadr will elucidate how precision in public health is urgently needed in order to advance the health and well-being of individuals, families and communities in need around the world. Her lecture will discuss areas of promise demonstrated by bringing precision to public health programs around the world.
Wafaa El-Sadr is University Professor of Epidemiology and Medicine at Columbia University and the Director of ICAP at Columbia University, as well as the Director of the Global Health Initiative at the Mailman School of Public Health. Founded by Dr. El-Sadr, ICAP is a global leader in HIV, other global health threats, and health systems strengthening that provides technical assistance, implementation support, and conducts research in partnership with governmental and non-governmental organizations in more than 21 countries. In this role, she leads the design, implementation, scale-up, and evaluation of large-scale HIV, tuberculosis (TB) and maternal-child health programs in sub-Saharan Africa and Asia that provide access to HIV services to more than 2.2 million people and collect data from more than 5,200 health facilities. Dr. El-Sadr is a prominent researcher and has led numerous epidemiological, clinical, behavioural, and implementation science research studies that have furthered the understanding of the prevention and management of HIV, TB, and non-communicable diseases. Dr. El-Sadr is a member of the NIH Fogarty International Center Advisory Board. In 2008, she was named a John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation Fellow, and in 2009, she was appointed to the National Academy of Medicine. In 2013, she was appointed University Professor, Columbia's highest academic honor. She also holds the Dr. Mathilde Krim-amfAR Chair in Global Health.