The Public Health Leadership Program, with the support of the Alumni Association of the Gillings School of Global Public Health, periodically sponsors informal gatherings in order to bring together current and former students, faculty and staff.  The gatherings take place in rooms at the School that are outfitted with technology that enables participants to join the gathering from anywhere in the world, providing the opportunity not only to observe the presentations but to interact with speakers and the audience in real time.

Sessions are recorded as well, and links to those records, which include slides as well as video and audio of the presenters and the room, are posted below.  Check here also for announcements of upcoming events, or suggest topics for future presentations.

January 29, 2016: Two conversations about Global Health work being done by PHLP students

This event featured conversations spurred by the work of two of our current Health Care and Prevention students, Kate Magee Abraham and Dr. Pooja Jani. Ms. Abraham shared her experiences living and working in a refugee and immigrant resettlement community, and she brought along her friend and Iranian refugee, Parisa Alinezhad. Dr. Jani outlined her plan for the creation of an international educational portal for ophthalmologists.

Kate Magee Abraham

Pooja Jani


Parisa and Deniz Alinezhad

October 30, 2015: Visionary Leadership in Health in Resource-constrained Settings: Issues and Challenges

Anant Kumar

Dr. Anant Kumar, a Fulbright Visiting Scholar currently in residence with our program, drew on his experiences in India.  Trained in Psychology and Social Medicine & Community Health at the University of Allahabad, and Centre of Social Medicine and Community Health, Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi, Dr. Kumar began his career as a psychologist and public health professional. He has been a strong and consistent advocate of competent public health services for the underserved.  His research focuses upon the use of technology in promoting community public health.


September 25, 2015: Ethics and Infectious Disease: What can we learn from the Ebola epidemic?

Sean Philpott-Jones

Dr. Sean Philpott-Jones is the newest member of our Adjunct Faculty and began teaching the Global Ethics course in Spring 2016.  Dr. Philpott-Jones is Director of the Bioethics Program at Union Graduate College-Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai in Schenectady, NY; Director of Union’s Center for Bioethics and Clinical Leadership; and Project Director of Union’s two NIH-funded research ethics training programs in Central and Eastern Europe and in the Caribbean Basin.

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