Global WACh Lectures

Global WACh is proud to host scholars and researchers for lectures on topics related to WACh health.  View our collection of recorded lectures below.

May 15th, 2019 – Breakfast with WACh

“Beyond the provision of services: Overlooked aspects of water and sanitation”

Dr. Heather Murphy, PEng, PhD
Assistant Professor, College of Public Health
Director, Water, Health and Applied Microbiology Lab (WHAM-Lab)
Temple University

May 2nd, 2019 – Breakfast with WACh

“Best practices in understanding and interpreting cost data for designing planning and evaluating HIV and TB interventions: The Global Health Cost Consortium (GHCC) Reference Case and Unit Cost Study Repository”

Dr. Carol Levin, PhD
Associate Clinical Professor, Department of Global Health
Project Director, GHCC
University of Washington

April 3rd, 2019 – Breakfast with WACh

“Succession, susceptibility and immunity: The gut microbiome and Vibrio cholera infection”

Dr. Ana Weil, MD, MPH
Physician Scientist, Division of Infectious Diseases
Massachusetts General Hospital

February 21st, 2019 – Breakfast with WACh

“Virtual reality technology to improve newborn health delivery in low and middle income countries ”

Dr. Rachel Umoren, MB.ChB, MS
Assistant Professor, Department of Pediatrics
Pediatrician, UW Medicine and Seattle Children’s Hospital
University of Washington

December 18th, 2018 – Breakfast with WACh

“Interpretable Machine Learning with the CHAIN Network Data”

Dr. Sergey Feldman, PhD
Machine Learning Specialist
Data Cowboys

July 9th, 2018 – Breakfast with WACh

“Allies in Maternal and Child Health: Strengthening Services through Maternal Immunizations”

Ajoke Sobanjo-ter Meulen, MD, M.Ed, MSc
Global Head of the Maternal Immunization Program
Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation

Jerker Liljestrand, MD
Interim Deputy Director of the Maternal, Newborn & Child Health Program Strategy Team
Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation

May 25th, 2018 – Breakfast with WACh

“Enteric Infections in Children from Low-Income Settings – Insights from the Application of Quantitative Molecular Diagnostics”

Dr. James Platts-Mills, MD
Assistant Professor, Division of Infectious Diseases and International Health
University of Virginia School of Medicine

February 14th, 2018

“Violence Against Women in the Context of SRHR: Understanding the Evidence”

Dr. Avni Amin, PhD
Department of Reproductive Health and Research
World Health Organization

February 5th, 2018

Global WACh Welcomes Dr. Barbara Goff, MD
New Chair of Department of Obstetrics & Gynecology at the University of Washington


January 5th, 2017

“Global ORS/zinc coverage and evolving strategies for addressing residual diarrheal mortality among children under-five in the SDG era”

Dr. Laura Lamberti, PhD, MHS
University of Washington

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October 11th, 2016 – Breakfast with WACh

“The Zika Epidemic: An Unprecedented Health Threat for Pregnant Women” (UW NetID required to view this video)

Dr. Kristina Adams Waldorf, MD
Professor, Department of Obstetrics & Gynecology
University of Washington

Dr. Ghayda Mirzaa, MD
Assistant Professor, Department of Human Genetics
University of Washington

March 9th, 2016 – Breakfast with WACh

“The Future of Food: From Childhood Malnutrition in Malawi to Good Nutrition for all in the 21st Century”

Dr. Mark Manary, MD
Professor, Department of Pediatrics
Washington University School of Medicine

August 19th, 2016

“Finding the Walgreens and CVS in Congregation-based Health Interventions: Evidence from the Baby Shower Trial”

Dr. Echezona Ezeanolue, MD
Visiting Professor, Departments of Pediatrics and Epidemiology
University of Nevada School of Community Health Sciences

January 6th, 2016 – Breakfast with WACh

“NIFTY: Neonatal Intuitive Feeding Technology”

Dr. Christy McKinney, PhD, MPH
Clinical Assistant Professor, Department of Oral Health Sciences
Academic Research Coach, Division of Internal Medicine
University of Washington

December 8th, 2015 – Breakfast with WACh

“Evidence Based Planning for MNCH”

Dr. Assaye Kassie Nigussie, MD
Deputy Director of County Implementation, Newborn & Child Health Program
Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation 

November 12th, 2015 – Breakfast with WACh

“Global Mapping of Infectious Diseases”

Dr. Simon Hay, BSc, DPhil, DSc
Professor, Department of Global Health
Director, Geospatial Sciences at the Institute for Health Metrics Sciences
University of Washington

March 20th, 2015 – Breakfast with WACh

“Adolescent and Sexual Reproductive Health”

Dr. Venkatraman Chandra-Mouli, MBBS, MSc
Scientist, Department of Reproductive Health and Research
World Health Organization