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.


Bridging the Gap Between Researchers and Policy makers: Translating Research into Policy and Implementation

Dr. Eleanor Namusoke Magongo, MD, MBChB, MMed
Team Lead, Paediatrics & Adolescent HIV Care and Treatment Program
Ministry of Health Uganda

Enterics for Global Health (EFGH) Rising Star Award Recipients of 2022-2023

Dr. Md. Taufiqul Islam, MBBS, MPH
Assistant Scientist Mucosal Immunology and Vaccinology Unit International Center for Diarrhoeal Disease Research, Bangladesh (icddr,b)

Billy Ogwel, MSc
Data Analyst/Manager, Kenya Medical Research Institute-Center for Global Health Research (KEMRI-CGHR)

Maribel Paredes Olórtegui, MPH
Biologist, Unidad de Investigaciones Biomédicas, Asociación Benéfica PRISMA


Book Talk – “Enough: Because We Can Stop Cervical Cancer”

Dr. Linda Eckert, MD
Professor, Department of Obstetrics & Gynecology
Adjunct Professor, Department of Global Health
Associate Director, Global WACh Obstetrics & Gynecology
University of Washington

Suicial Behavior in Pregnant Adolescent Girls in Ghana

Dr. Emmanuel Nii-Boye Quarshie, PhD, MPhil
Global WACh Rising Star Award Recipient 2022
Senior Lecturer
Department of Psychology
University of Ghana

Unlocking potential: Measuring and Optimizing Child Neurodevelopment in Kenya

Dr. Megan Song McHenry, MD, MS
Associate Professor
Ryan White Center for Pediatric Infectious Disease and Global Health
Indiana University School of Medicine

My Safari

Dr. Ednah Ojee, MBChB, MMed
Global WACh Rising Star Award Recipient 2022
Consultant Paediatrician and Lecturer
Faculty of Health Sciences in the Department of Paediatrics and Child Health
University of Nairobi

Empowering Rural Women in India: Breaking Down Barriers to Healthcare Access with Anonymity and Technology — A User-Designed Approach

Sushma Kallam
Co-Founder of Rural Health Link, Inc.

Dr. Susie Ramisetty-Mikler, PhD, MPH
Research Associate Professor
Department of Population Health Sciences and Epidemiology
Georgia State University School of Public Health

Virtual Book Event: “Dispatches from the AIDS Pandemic: A Public Health Story”

Dr. Kevin M. De Cock
Former Director of the WHO Department of HIV/AIDS, CDC Center for Global Health, and CDC’s Country Mission in Kenya

Dr. Harold W. Jaffe
Former CDC Associate Director for Science, and Head of Public Health at University of Oxford

Dr. James W. Curran
Emeritus Dean at Emory Rollins School of Public Health, and Head of the 1981 CDC Task Force for investigating the first cases of AIDS


Policy implementation understood as multiple fields of strategic action
Dr. Jodi Sanfort, MSW, PhD
Dean and Professor of the Evans School of Public Policy & Governance
University of Washington

Research in Public Health as a Core Function of the Kenya National Public Health Institute
Dr. Sultani Hadley Matendechero, ‘ndc'(K)
Head of the Kenya National Public Health Institute

The Role of Public Health Institutes in Elimination and Sustainable Control of Neglected Tropical Diseases
Dr. Sultani Hadley Matendechero, ‘ndc'(K)
Head of the Kenya National Public Health Institute


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

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