This Community is Archived.

This community is no longer active as of December 2018. Thanks to those who posted here and made this information available to others visiting the site.

Moderators

Phillip  Baker

Phillip Baker

Moderator

Bio

My work as a Post-Doctoral Fellow at RegNet, ANU with Prof. Sharon Friel encompasses two projects. The first examines the globalization of food systems and public health nutrition impacts in the Asia-Pacific region. The work has already provided strong support for a theory of nutrition transition, that with economic development and the integration of food systems into the global economy, populations shift from healthier traditional diets to more Westernised diets high in ultra-processed foods. The work further demonstrates that market factors, in particular the increasing presence and power of transnational food and beverage corporations, play an important role. Ongoing research will examine how, in the context of extensive and ongoing trade liberalization, governments across the region might strengthen regulatory capacity to counter-act these trends. The second project is part of an ARC Discovery Grant that aims to quantify the impact of specific trade agreements on food systems, population nutrition and health. It is intended that this work will help to elucidate the potential health impacts of the Trans-Pacific Partnership agreement currently under negotiation. I am also an Associate Lecturer at the Crawford School of Public Policy on the course Health Policy in a Globalizing World and a post-graduate student supervisor. As a Research Officer there I contributed to a number of forthcoming publications on trade liberalization and the alcohol, tobacco and processed food industries of Asia. I have also made extensive contributions to methodology publications on causal process tracing, and elite interviewing in policy studies. My PhD thesis was grounded in social constructivism, agenda-setting and regulatory theory. It explored how and why public health issues come to receive political priority at both national and global levels using obesity as an example of a ‘wicked’ policy problem. This work also included a comparative analysis of political priority for various cancers in Australia.

Work Location

  • Australia

Organizations

  • National Center for Epidemiology and Public Health - NCEPH
  • Regulatory Institutions Network
User Photo

Kayla Hansen

Moderator

Work Location

  • United States

Organization

  • University of Minnesota Medical Center
Jordan Jarvis

Jordan Jarvis

Moderator

Work Locations

  • Canada
  • Kenya
  • Switzerland
  • United States

Organization

  • Young Professionals Chronic Disease Network - YP-CDN
Sandeep Kishore

Sandeep Kishore

Moderator

Bio

Sandeep Kishore is a post-doctoral fellow at Harvard Medical School and co-chair of the Young Professionals Chronic Disease Network (YP-CDN), a global network of over 1000 young professionals from over 100 countries committed to the equitable prevention and treatment of non-communicable diseases (NCDs) as a social justice issue. YP-CDN is rooted in a community-driven approach from the bottom-up. Through this work, Sandeep has become committed to community-building as a vehicle for effective advocacy and social change. He seeks to leverage lateral thinking and trans-disciplinary approaches at universities worldwide, with the goal of preparing and cultivating the next generation of young leaders to tackle health challenges, particularly in the global South. Sandeep's work has been featured in the popular press (Scientific American, The Huffington Post and The Scientist), as well as in scholarly journals and textbooks. He is a chapter co-author in the forthcoming Sick Societies: Responding to the Global Challenge of Chronic Diseases, to be published by the Oxford University Press. He received his PhD from Cornell University, where his dissertation focused on the evolution of malaria parasitism in humans and for which he was awarded the national Raymond W. Sarber award in microbiology. He is a graduate of Duke University (B.S) and Oxford University (M.Sc), and is the first The Lancet awardee for community service. Contact: sunny.kishore@gmail.com

Work Location

  • United States

Organizations

  • Cornell University
  • Harvard Medical School
  • NCD Action Network
  • Young Professionals Chronic Disease Network - YP-CDN

Bio

Eric is passionate about designing creative ways to secure & sustain global health, especially in the midst of climate change and economic development. His work so far has centered around the social & environmental determinants of health, specifically access to essential medicines, healthful food, and opportunities for physical activity. Currently, Eric is the Community Organizer of the Young Professionals Chronic Disease Network and the Business Partnerships Fellow at GlobalGiving. He lives in Washington, DC.

Work Location

  • United States

Organization

  • Young Professionals Chronic Disease Network - YP-CDN

Work Location

  • Rwanda

Organization

  • Mount Sinai School of Medicine
Asaf Bitton

Asaf Bitton

Moderator Emeritus

Bio

Asaf Bitton MD, MPH is an Assistant Professor of Medicine and Health Care Policy at the Division of General Medicine at Brigham and Women's Hospital and the Department of Health Care Policy at Harvard Medical School. His main interests are in primary care innovation, as well as the prevention and control of chronic non-communicable diseases in the developing world. A main focus of his current work is primary care system redesign within the United States. To that end, he is helping to design, transform, and evaluate primary care clinics toward the patient-centered medical home model, a new mode of primary care provision that is being rapidly disseminated in the US. In the past he has worked in the Samoan Islands conducting research on the underlying causes of the diabetes and obesity epidemic in the Pacific, as well as ways to utilize community health workers to improve diabetes care in American Samoa. He has also been involved in tobacco control since 2000, formerly serving as a temporary technical advisor to the WHO on tobacco document research in Europe, and researching methods used by the tobacco industry to combat global tobacco control policy measures. He is currently working on documenting and measuring the impact of tobacco control policies in South Africa and on promoting the provision of tobacco treatment services in low resource settings across the developing world. He has a particular interest in the intersection between tobacco and TB treatment in low resource settings. He practices primary care medicine and is the Assistant Medical Director at the Brigham and Women’s Advanced Primary Care Associates, South Huntington, a new medical home practice in Jamaica Plain, MA. In addition, he teaches and mentors students in health policy courses at Harvard Medical School, Harvard School of Public Health, and internal medicine residents at Brigham and Women's Hospital. Asaf graduated from Brown University with a degree in Health and Society, the University of California San Francisco Medical School, and the Harvard School of Public Health. He completed his internal medicine training, chief residency, and general medicine fellowship at Brigham and Women's Hospital.

Work Location

  • United States

Organizations

  • Brigham And Women's Hospital - BWH
  • Global Health Delivery Project
Geneviève Bois

Geneviève Bois

Moderator Emeritus

Bio

Medical Student at Université de Montréal, just finished a year at the Copenhagen School of Global Health. Interested in NCDs & the Ethics of Global Health and going abroad. Current Vice-President of IFMSA.

Work Locations

  • Canada
  • Denmark

Organizations

  • Copenhagen School of Global Health
  • Université de Montréal
User Photo

Benn Grover

Moderator Emeritus

Work Location

  • United States

Organizations

  • National Forum for Heart Disease and Stroke Prevention
  • Young Professionals Chronic Disease Network - YP-CDN
Jason Kroening-Roche

Jason Kroening-Roche

Moderator Emeritus

Bio

Jason Kroening-Roche is a current volunteer with Global Health Service Partnership in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania, working on global health issues and primary care health education. He recently completed family medicine residency at Oregon Health & Science University. He earned an MPH from Harvard School of Public Health and graduated from University of California San Diego School of Medicine. Jason founded the Rural Health Collaborative (RHC) in 2008, which he now co-directs with his wife, Olivia. RHC partners with local groups in the Akatsi District of Ghana to improve the health of rural communities. Their current project is a village health promoter program in 30 villages of the district. Jason’s second interest is in primary care health policy. He has done state advocacy in California and worked on a primary care innovation research project to evaluate the effectiveness of group visits for chronic pain patients in a clinic outside Boston. Other professional interests include medical teaching and the intersection of politics and health policy.

Work Location

  • United States

Organization

  • Harvard School of Public Health