Scientific Program

Download Final Program (pdf) HERE

Meeting Rooms:
Ballroom Salon 1 = Ball1
Ballroom Salon 2 = Ball2
Thurgood Ballroom (Saturday, March 16 only!) = ThurBR
Maryland AB = MaAB
Maryland C = MaC
Washington 4 = Was4
Washington 5/6 = Was5/6
Balcony A = BalcA
Balcony B = BalcB
Delaware A = DelA
Delaware B = DelB


Day 1: Thursday, March 14, 2013

PP01: Keynote Address | Universal Health Coverage: Evidence, Innovations and Outcomes
8:30-9:00 – Room Ball1&2

  • INTRO: Timothy Brewer, Vice Provost, University of California, USA
  • Julio Frenk, Harvard School of Public Health, USA

PP02: Panel | Global Leaders in Global Health
9:00-10:30 – Room Ball1&2

  • MOD: Keith Martin, Head of Secretariat, CUGH, USA
  • Agnes Binagwaho, Minister of Health, Rwanda
  • Harvey Fineberg, Pres., Institute of Medicine, USA
  • George Magoha, Vice Chancellor, Univ. of Nairobi, Kenya
  • Rajata Rajatanavin, Dean, Mahidol Univ. Thailand

SS01: Special Session| Role of the NIH in Global Health
10:45-12:15 – Room Ball1&2

  • INTRO: Thomas Quinn, Director, Johns Hopkins Center for Global Health, USA
  • MOD: Roger Glass, Dir., Fogarty Intl. Center, NIH, USA
  • Anthony Fauci, Dir., National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID), NIH, USA
  • Susan Shurin, Deputy Director, National Heart, Lung, Blood Institute (NHLBI), USA
  • Nora Volkow, Dir., Natl. Inst. on Drug Abuse (NIDA), USA
  • Douglas Lowy, Deputy Dir., National Cancer Institute (NCI), USA

PP03: Panel | US Government Agencies for Global Health (Co-sponsored by Global Health Council)

15:00-16:30 – Room Ball1&2

  • MOD: Jim McDermott, Congressperson, House of Representatives, USA
  • Francis Collins, National Institutes of Health, USA
  • Thomas Frieden, Centers for Disease Control, USA
  • Eric Goosby, US Department of State, USA
  • Jonathan Woodson, US Department of Defense, USA

Day 2: Friday, March 15, 2013

PP04: Keynote Address | Innovative Financing for Global Health
8:15-8:45 am – Room Ball1&2

  • INTRO: Richard Deckelbaum, Professor, Columbia University, USA
  • Agnes Soucat, VP, African Development Bank

PP05: Panel | Innovative Financing Mechanisms for Global Health
8:45-10:15 – Room Ball1&2

  • MOD: Jaime Sepulveda, University of California – San Francisco, USA
  • Peter Singer, CEO, Grand Challenges Canada, Canada
  • Agnes Soucat, VP, African Development Bank, Tunisia
  • Alessandro Pio, Dir. General, Asian Development Bank, USA
  • Olusoji Adeyi, Manager, Eastern and Southern Africa, World Bank, USA

PP06: Panel | Innovative Technologies and Approaches for Global Health:
Transforming the Present and the Future

14:30-16:00 – Ball1&2

  • MOD: Alex Dehgan, Chief Scientific Advisor, USAID
  • Steve Davis, Pres., PATH, USA
  • Kishor Wasan, Assistant Dean, Research, University of British Columbia, Canada
  • Sasha Kramer, Emerging Explorer, National Geographic Society, USA
  • Krista Donaldson, CEO, Design Revolution, USA

Day 3: Saturday, March 16, 2013 

-> All Saturday sessions will be held in Thurgood Ballroom on the Mezzanine Level!

PP07: Keynote Address | Global Health Justice: Empowering Women, Catalyzing Change
8:15-8:45 am – Room ThurBR

  • INTRO: Afaf Meleis, Dean, University of Pennsylvania, USA
  • Susan Scrimshaw, Pres., The Sage Colleges, USA

PP08: Panel | Human Rights & Global Health
8:45-10:15 – Room ThurBR

  • MOD: Lawrence Gostin, Dir., O’Neil Inst., Faculty of Law, Georgetown University, USA
  • Richard Horton, Editor-in-Chief, The Lancet, United Kingdom
  • Claudia Garcia-Moreno, World Health Organization, Switzerland
  • Agnes Binagwaho, Minister of Health, Rwanda

SS02: Special Break-out Session| Crisis in the Sahel
10:30-11:45 – Room ThurBR Northeast

  • MOD: Alan Guttmacher, National Institute of Child Health and Human Development, USA
  • Ashley Judd, Actor/Activist, USA
  • Alisha Graves, University of California-Berkeley, USA
  • Jean Christophe Fotso, Head Reproductive Health, Kenya
  • Malcolm Potts, University of California-Berkeley, USA

SS03: Special Break-out Session| Global Burden of Disease
10:30-11:30 – Room ThurBR Southwest

  • MOD: Chris Murray, Dir., Institute for Health Metrics and Evaluation
  • Richard Horton, Editor-in-Chief, The Lancet, United Kingdom

PP09: Panel | Climate Change and Global Health: Using Science to Protect Populations
12:45-14:15 – Room ThurBR

  • MOD: John Balbus, National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences
  • Aiyagari Rao, Scientific Adviser, India
  • Pamela Anderson, International Potato Center, USA
  • Gueladio Cisse, Swiss Tropical and Public Healthe Institute, Switzerland

PP10: Keynote Address | Closing Keynote Address
14:15-14:45 – Room ThurBR

  • INTRO: Afaf Meleis, Dean, University of Pennsylvania, USA
  • Agnes Binagwaho, Minister of Health, Rwanda


Day 1: Thursday, March 14, 2013


CS01: Mobilizing a Community of Emerging Leaders as a Strategy to Enable Effective Global Health Programs and Capacity Building
13:30-14:45-Room Ball1

  • MOD: Jennifer Gottesfeld, Program Manager, Global Health Corps
  • Vincent Lau Chan, Fellow, Global Health Corps
  • Maxime Billick, Fellow, Global Health Corps
  • James Arinaitwe, Fellow, Global Health Corps

CS02: Workshop: Defining CUGH’s Educational Priorities
13:30-14:45-Room Bal2

  • Facilitator: Thomas Hall, University of California, San Francisco
  • Facilitator: Timothy Brewer, Vice Provost, University of California, Los Angeles

CS03: Collaborating with China in Global Health
13:30-14:45-Room MaAB

  • MOD: Lincoln Chen, Pres., China Medical Board
  • Guo Yan, School of Public Health, Peking University
  • Peilong Liu, School of Public Health, Peking University
  • Shengleng Tang, Duke Global Health Institute, Duke University
  • Meiqi Hu, Ministry of Health

CS04: Oral Presentations: Innovative Technologies and Approaches to Global Health
13:30-14:45-Room MaC

  • MOD: Muhammad Zaman, Assoc. Professor of Med. Eng, Boston University
  • Sofia Gruskin, Professor, USC
  • Sarah Shannon, Exec. Dir., Hesperian Health Guides
  • Katie Maeve Murphy, University of Pennsylvania
  • Allen Wilcox, President, Village Reach
  • Maria Jose Aldana, University of Denver

CS05: Global Surgical Deficit
13:30-14:45-Room Was4

  • MOD: Kathleen M. Casey, Dir., Operation Giving Back Initiative
  • K.A. Kelly McQueen, Vanderbilt Institute for Global Health
  • Robert Riviello, Harvard University
  • Rakesh P. Srivastava, Pres., Association of Surgeons of India
  • Forrest Calland, Dir., Global Surgery Initiative

CS06: Are NTDs a Growing Threat? Research, Access and Next Steps
13:30-14:45-Room Was5/6

  • MOD: Karen Goraleski, Exec. Dir., American Society of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene
  • Mark Rosenberg, Pres., Task force for Global Health
  • Kristy Murray, National School of Tropical Medicine, Baylor College of Medicine
  • Leanne Fox, Centers for Disease Control
  • Rachel Cohen, Regional Exec. Dir., DNDI North America
  • Brian D’Cruz, Médecins Sans Frontières/Doctors without Borders

CS07: Oral Presentations: Partnerships for Global Health
13:30-14:45-Room BalcA

  • MOD: Christopher Stewart, Assoc. Clin. Professor, Univ. of California
  • David Bangsberg, Director, Mass. General Hospital Center for Global Health
  • Anne Seymour, Associate Director, University of Pennsylvania
  • Christopher Perdue, GEIS Portfolio Chief, Capacity Building and Disease Surveillance
  • Christine Jessup, Program Officer, Fogarty International Center

CS08: Innovative Approaches in the Malaria Fight
13:30-14:45 room DelA

  • MOD: Martin Edlund, Chief Executive Office, Malaria No More, USA
  • Hannah Bowen, Research Manager, Malaria No More
  • Phil Harker, SVP of Client Development and Operations, Audax Health
  • Brooke Cutler, Senior Manager, Global Learning, MAMA
  • Meg DeRonghe, Policy and Advocacy Director of the Malaria Control Program, PATH

CS09: Global Oral Health Compentencies
13:30-14:45-Room DelB

  • MOD: John Greenspan, University of California, San Francisco
  • Jane Barrow, Harvard University
  • Habib Benzian, Dir., The Health Bureau
  • Jeffrey W. Hutter, Boston University
  • David M. Williams, Queen Mary University of London

Day 1: Thursday, March 14, 2013

CS10: Forging Strong Relationships Between Faith and Secular Global Health Programs 
16:45-1800- Room Ball1

  • MOD: Lisa Cohen, Exec. Director, Washington Global Health Alliance
  • Meg L. DeRonghe, PATH
  • Sarah Duke, Islamic Relief
  • Kent Hill, World Vision

CS11: Oral Presentations: Global Health Education and Capacity Building
16:45-1800-Room MaC

  • MOD: Jay Kravitz, Senior Lecturer, Global Health Center, Oregon Health & Science University
  • Mramba Nyindo, Kilimanjaro Christian Medical University College
  • Ronald Pust, University of Arizona College of Medicine
  • Stacey Lissit, International Training and Education Center for Health
  • Heather Wipfli, University of Southern California

CS12: OneHealth – Ecology, Conservation and Disease
16:45-1800-Room Was4

  • MOD: Billy Karesh, Vice President, EcoHealth Alliance
  • Steve Osofsky, Dir. Wildlife Health Policy, Wildlife Conservation Society
  • David Quammen, National Geographic Society

CS13: The Roles and Perspectives of Think Tanks in Global Health
16:45-1800-Room Was5/6

  • MOD: Steve Morrison, Vice President, Center for Strategic and International Studies
  • Franmarie Kennedy, Dir., Aspen Institute
  • Josh Michaud, Kaiser Family Foundation
  • Tom Bollyky, Council on Foreign Relations
  • Amanda Glassman, Dir., Center for Global Development

CS14: NIH Fogarty International Center: The New Global Health Program for Fellows and Scholars
16:45-1800-Room DelA

  • MOD: Myat Htoo Razak, Fogarty International Center
  • Craig Cohen, University of California, San Francisco
  • Joe Zunt, University of Washington
  • Doug Heimburger, Professor, Vanderbilt University
  • Joe Kolars, Professor, University of Michigan
  • Yukari Manabe, Assoc. Professor, Johns Hopkins University
  • Iman Martin, Fellow, Global Health Fellows Program
  • Nora Rosenberg, Fellow, Global Health Fellows Program
  • Jennifer Zambriski, Fellow, Global Health Fellows Program

CS15: The Medical Education Partnership Initiative (MEPI): Strategic US Investment in African Medical Education
16:45-1800-Room DelB

  • MOD: Seble Frehywot, Assoc. Professor, George Washington University School of Public Health
  • Fitzhugh Mullan, George Washington University
  • Milliard Derbew, CEO, College of Health Sciences, Addis Ababa University
  • Nelson Sewankambo, Chair, Makerere University College of Health Sciences
  • Francis Omaswa, Exec. Director, African Centre for Health and Social Transformation

Day 2: Friday, March 15, 2013


CS16: Global Health in Latin America 
10:30-12:00-Room Ball1

  • MOD: Nelly Salgado de Snyder, Global Health Program Director, National Institute of Public Health
  • Patty Garcia, Global Health Program Coordinator, Peruvian University Cayetano Heredia
  • Giorgio Solimano, Global Health Program Director, School of Public Health, Faculty of Medicine, University
  • Anvar Velji, Clinical Professor of Medicine, Univ. of California, Davis
  • Richard Deckelbaum, Professor, Columbia University

CS17: US Global Health Policy: Opportunities for the New Administration and Congress 
10:30-12:00-Room Ball2

  • MOD: Vanessa Kerry, CEO Global Public Policy and Social Change
  • MOD: Mike Merson, Founding Director, Duke Global Health Institute
  • Steve Morrison, SVP, Center for Global Health CSIS
  • Ariel Pablos-Mendez, USAID
  • Agnes Binagwaho, Minister of Health of Rwanda
  • Pape Amadou Gaye, President & CEO, IntraHealth International

CS18: Capturing the Impacts of Global Health Experiences: The Role of Reflection and Introspection
10:30-12:00-Room MaAB

  • Facilitator: Thuy Bui, University of California, San Francisco
  • Facilitator: Jessica Evert, Child Family Health International
  • Tod Chambers, Northwestern University, Feinberg School of Medicine
  • Ginny McCarthy, Loyola University Chicago, Stritch School of Medicine
  • Natalie Cassell, Student/Essay-First Place, Wake Forest School of Medicine
  • Tiffany Kung, Student/ Essay-First Place, Stanford University
  • Jennifer Zambriski, Student/ Essay-Honorable Mention, Cornell University
  • Michael Clark, Student/ Essay-Commendable, Children’s Hospital of Eastern Ontario
  • Trisha Pasricha, Student/ Essay- Honorable Mention, Vanderbilt University School of Medicine

CS19: Scaling Up for Impact: Increasing the Impact of Academic Institutions on the Development of Equitable Health Systems
10:30-12:00-Room MaC

  • MOD: Andre-Jacques Neusy, CEO, Training for Health Equity Network
  • Lydia Siega-Sur, Dean, University of the Philippines Manila School of Health Sciences
  • Bjorg Palsdottir, Director, Training for Health Equity Network
  • David Marsh, Vice Dean, Northern Ontario School of Medicine

CS20: Evaluating Large-Scale Global Health Programs: Lessons Learned from the IOM Evaluation of PEPFAR
10:30-12:00-Room Was4

  • MOD: Kimberly Scott, Institute of Medicine of the National Academies
  • Bridget Kelly, Board on Global Health, Institute of Medicine of National Academies
  • Ann Kurth, Exec. Director, NYUCN Global Division
  • Kimberly Scott, Institute of Medicine of the National Academies
  • Deborah Rugg, Dir. Inspection and Evaluation Division, Office of Internal Oversight Service

CS21: Climate Change Policy Options and their Implications for Global Health
10:30-12:00-Room Was5/6

  • MOD: John Balbus, Senior Advisor to Director on Public Health Issues
  • Jonathan Patz, Dir. Global Health Institute, University of Wisconsin
  • Andrew Haines, Professor & Former Dean, London School of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene Climate
  • Joel Schwartz, Program Director, Harvard University School of Public Health
  • Alan Dangour, Senior Lecturer, London School of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene Climate

CS22: Oral Presentations: Community Health
10:30-12:00-Room BalcA

  • MOD: Thomas Novotny, Professor, Div. of Epidemiology and Biostatistics, San Diego State Univ.
  • Nora Rosenburg, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill
  • Anthony Costello, Director, UCL Institute for Global Health
  • Ibrahim Garba, Indiana University Center for Bioethics
  • Amy Gedal Douglass, George Washington University
  • Keith Poulsen, Oregon State Univ, College Veterinary Medicine

CS23: Oral Presentations: Global Health Workforce Issues
10:30-12:00-Room BalcB

  • MOD: Robin Paetzold, Global Health Programs, University of Iowa
  • Moitreyee Sinha, Manager -Global Health, GE Corporate Citizenship
  • Jack DeHovitz, Distinguished Service Professor, SUNY Downstate Medical Center
  • Denver Phiri, Ifakara Health Institute
  • Girma Tefera, University of Wisconsin
  • Angela Bengtson, University of North Carolina
  • Barry Pakes, Assistant Professor, University of Toronto

CS24: Exploring Interprofessional Models of Innovative Private Sector Financing for Global Health
10:30-12:00-Room DelA

  • MOD: Kathy Pedersen, Asst. Professor, University of Utah
  • Jamie Bechtel, CEO, A New Course
  • Stephen C. Alder, Chief, Div. of PH, Dept. of FM, University of Utah
  • James Allen, Asia Pacific Medical Director, Chevron Corporation
  • Donald Pedersen, Professor Emeritus, University of Utah

CS25: Cervical Cancer Symposium: Addressing Issues of Screening and Treatment in HIV-infected Women in Resource Limited Settings
10:30-12:00-Room DelB

  • MOD: Jose Jeronimo, Sr. Advisor, Women’s Cancer at PATH
  • Youlin Qiao, Professor & Director, CICAMS Beijing
  • Cindy Firnhaber, Assoc. Professor, University of Witwatersrand, Johannesburg
  • Vikrant Sahasrabuddhe, Associate Investigator, NCI/NIH/ Vanderbilt University
  • Carla Chibwesha, Asst. Professor, University of North Carolina Chapel Hill
  • Jennifer Smith, Research Associate, University of North Carolina Chapel Hill


CS26: Advancing Global Health through Human Rights Accountability for a Framework Convention on Global Health
16:30-18:00-Room Ball1

  • MOD: Ben Mason Meier, Professor, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill
  • Sofia Gruskin, Professor, USC
  • Joe Amon, Director, Human Rights Watch
  • Eric Friedman, Project Leader, Georgetown University Law Center

CS27: Creating a Sustainable Health Professional Pipeline: The Global Health Service Partnership  
16:30-18:00-Room Ball2

  • MOD: Vanessa Kerry, Associate Director of Partnerships, Massachusetts General Hospital
  • Fitzhugh Mullan, Professor of Medicine and Health Policy, George Washington University
  • Johnstone Kumwenda, Associate Professor, University of Malawi
  • Dick Day, Regional Director, Peace Corps
  • Address Malata, Principle, Kamuzu College of Nursing of Malawi

CS28: From Policy to Practice: Primary Care’s Role in Global Health
16:30-18:00-Room MaAB

  • MOD: Scott Loeliger, Board of Directors, Child Family Health International
  • MOD: Ranit Mishori, Dir. Of Global Health Initiatives, Georgetown University School of Medicine
  • Mario Penate Cruz, Regional Advisor, PAHO
  • Jack Markuns, Assistant Professor, Dept of Family Medicine
  • Andrew Bazemore, Director, Robert Graham Center for Policy Studies
  • John Pollack, Acting Vice President, Center for Health Services

CS29: US Budget and Policy Realities: The Landscape for Global Health Research in 2013 and Beyond 16:30-18:00-Room MaC

  • MOD: Kaitlin Christenson, Global Health Technologies Coalition
  • Jirair Ratevosian, Director, Office of Congresswoman Barbara Lee
  • Ticora Jones, Senior Advisor, US Agency for International Development
  • Dennis Schmatz, Medicines  for Malaria Venture
  • Dennis Kyle, University of South Florida

CS30: Enabling Systems for Effective Global Health Programs
16:30-18:00-Room Was4

  • MOD: Ann Anderson
  • Ann Downer, Exec. Director, Global Services Division, UW I-TECH
  • Jaime Johnstone, Director, Global Services Division, UW I-TECH

CS31: Domestic Health Urgencies: From Local to Global
16:30-18:00-Room Was5/6

  • MOD: Oliver Fein, Weill Cornell University
  • Steve Hargarten, Injury Research Center, Med. College of Wisconsin
  • Dennis Smith, NYU Wagner
  • John Ratey, Professor, Harvard University
  • Adam Taylor, Global to Local Project, King County Public Health

CS32: Abstract Presentations: Ethics and Principals in Global Health Practice
16:30-18:00-Room BalcA

  • MOD: Anvar Velji, University of California, Davis
  • Laura Ferguson, University of Southern California
  • Andrea Taylor, Intl. Partnership for Innovative Healthcare Delivery
  • Lisa Hilmi, Senior Global Health Ambassador, University of Pennsylvania
  • Kadia Pettrica, University of Toronto

CS33: Workshop: Using Social Media to Promote Global Health
16:30-18:00-Room BalcB

  • Lisa Gualtieri, Tufts University

CS34: Women’s Health is Global Health
16:00-18:00-Room DelA

  • MOD: Marjorie Muecke, Assistant Dean, University of Pennsylvania
  • Patricia M. Davidson, Council General, International Council on Women’s Health Issues
  • Anne Teitelman, University of Pennsylvania School of Nursing
  • Martha N. Hill, Dean, John Hopkins School of Nursing

CS35: Extending the Reach of the Health System: The Promise of mHealth
16:30-18:00-Room DelB

  • MOD: Margaret D’Adamo, Knowledge Management, USAID
  • Judy Gold, Innovation and Best Practice Analyst, Marie Stopes International
  • Alexis Ettinger, Sr. Program Officer for Social Innovation, Georgetown University
  • Tara Sullivan, KM Director, K4Health Project
  • Marc Mitchell, Lecturer on Global Health, Harvard University