Global WACh


Global WACh is delighted to host lectures featuring scholars and researchers of interest to lecture on women, adolescent, and child health topics. View our collection of recorded lectures with permission from the speakers.

Lecture of the Endowed Visiting Lectureship in Global Health of Women, Adolescents, and Children


A Personal Journey to Understand the Intersection of Nutrition and Infection to Improve Global Health
Dr. Parmi Suchdev, MD, MPH
Associate Director, Emory Global Health Institute
Director, Global Health Office of Pediatrics
Professor of Pediatrics and Global Health
Emory University

Breakfast with WACh


Hot topics in enteric disease epidemiology: From diagnostics to interventions
Dr. James Platts-Mills MD
Associate Professor, Division of Infectious Diseases and International Health,
School of Medicine, University of Virginia

Dr. Elizabeth Rogawski McQuade PhD, MSPH
Assistant Professor, Department of Epidemiology
Emory University


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

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

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

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


Interpretable Machine Learning with the CHAIN Network Data
Dr. Sergey Feldman, PhD
Machine Learning Specialist, Data Cowboys

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

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

Violence Against Women in the Context of SRHR: Understanding the Evidence
Dr. Avni Amin, PhD
Department of Reproductive Health and Research
World Health Organization

Get to Know Dr. Barbara Goff, MD
New Chair of the Department of Obstetrics & Gynecology at the University of Washington



The Zika Epidemic: An Unprecedented Health Threat for Pregnant Women (UW NetID login required)
Dr. Kristina Adams Waldorf, MD
Professor, Department of Obstetrics & Gynecology with
Dr. Ghayda Mirzaa, MD
Assistant Professor, Department of Human Genetics
University of Washington


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

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

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