2014-2015 Takemi Program Schedule

2014-2015 Takemi Program Calendar and Seminar Schedule

The Takemi Program Seminars occur weekly on Thursdays 3:30-5pm
HSPH, Building 1, Room 1208 (12th Floor Conference Room)



August 25-29- HSPH Orientation

Tuesday, August 26 (12:00-1:00pm)- Global Health and Population Department Orientation, Kresge G-1


Monday, September 1- HSPH CLOSED- LABOR DAY

September 2- Fall Semester Begins

Tuesday, September 2 (2:00-5:00pm)- Takemi Program Orientation and Reception

September 4- NO SEMINAR

September 11 (3:30-5:00pm): Richard Cash, Senior Lecturer on Global Health, Department of Global Health and Population, HSPH- Scaling up Health Programs in Low Income Countries

Friday, September 12 (12:30-1:30pm): California Congressman Raul Ruiz- From HSPH to the U.S. Congress: Leadership Lessons from an Alum 

* The link to the “Voices in Leadership” session with Raul Ruiz has been posted to the Voices website: hsph.me/ruiz.

September 18 (3:30-5:00pm)- Preliminary Presentation & Seminar

  • (3:30-4:00pm): Ken Hashimoto: Integration of Chagas disease surveillance into the primary health care service in Guatemala, El Salvador and Honduras – what determines the sustainability?
  • (4:00-5:00pm): Michael Reich, Taro Takemi Professor of International Health Policy, Department of Global Health and Population, HSPH- Governing Health Systems: For Nations and Communities Around the World

Wednesday, September 24 (12:00-1:00pm), FXB 301 (Lunch will be served)
(1991-92) Takemi Fellow Dr. Uche Amazigo will be visiting HSPH from Nigeria and will present: Defeating river blindness in Africa: Implementation, research and community participation

September 25 (3:30-5:00pm): Anne Lusk, Research Scientist, Department of Nutrition, HSPH- Bicycling, Health, and Infrastructure Innovations to Increase Numbers and Types of Bicyclists

Tuesday, September 30 (12:30-1:30pm): WordPress Lunch Tutorial for Takemi Fellows: Learn to edit your HSPH Researcher Directory Page.
*Meeting the the Takemi Fellows Office (Building 1, Room 1210A).


October 2 (2:00-4:00pm)  Preliminary Presentations

  • 2:00-2:30pm: Maryam Farvid: Dietary intakes and esophageal squamous cell carcinoma incidence and mortality: the Golestan Cohort Study
  • 2:30-3:00pm: El-Fatih El-Samani: Development of a diploma/master’s degree in epidemiology training program for Sudan and neighboring countries
  • 3:00-3:30pm: Dario Novak: Social Capital and Youth Physical Activity: High School Population-Based Study in Croatia
  • 3:30-4:00pm: Shin Tomioka: Inequality of medical care for dementia patients

Wednesday, October 8 (1:00-2:00pm)- Preliminary Presentation & Informal Lunch Meeting *We are meeting in GHP 10th Floor Conference Room (accessible via the spiral staircase on the 11th Floor) for this session

  • 1:00-1:30pm: Takemi Fellows Lunch Meeting
  • 1:30-2:00pm: Haeyoung Kwon: Explaining the market expansion mechanism in Korea after the entry of generic drugs; the impact of new generic policy on market competition among off-patent drugs

October 9 (3:00-4:30pm)- Preliminary Presentations

  • 3:00-3:30pm: Sang Min Park: Analysis of healthcare status, health aid trend and aid effectiveness of North Korea
  • 3:30-4:00pm:  Junko Tanuma: The Multi-Center HIV Cohort Studies in Asia: Hanoi HIV Cohort and East Asia Clinical HIV Cohort
  • 4:00-4:30pm: Shogo Kanamori: Effectiveness in introducing the Japanese 5S concept to healthcare facilities in developing countries


Tuesday, October 14 (3:00-5:00)- Preliminary Presentations
*Please note we are meeting on a Tuesday this week

  • 3:00-3:30pm: Svetlana Doubova: Socio-demographic characteristics, health status and use of health services of older adults with and without social security in Mexico: Implications for health policy
  • 3:30-4:00pm: Sujin Kim: Financial Incentive and Provider’s prescription in South Korea; Financial Hardship and Depression in Korean elderly 
  • 4:00-4:30pm: Maggie Kwok: Where do socioeconomic inequalities in cardiovascular disease originate? Money, Income Inequality, Grade and Rank in a Non-western Rapidly Transitioned Setting (MIGRANTS)
  • 4:30-5:00pm: Ahmed Daak: Development of comprehensive primary health care and prevention program for sickle cell disease in Sudan 

October 16- (No Seminar) GHP Department Social, 3:30-6:30pm, 12th Floor Conference Room

October 23 (3:30-5:00)- Till Bärnighausen, Associate Professor of Global Health, Department of Global Health and Population, HSPH- Establishing the impacts of HIV interventions

October 30 (3:00-4:30pm)  Seminar & Preliminary Presentation  *Please note change in time for this session.


Tuesday, November 4 (12:30-2:00pm)- Longwood Medical Area Office of Human Research Administration, GHP 11th Floor Conference Room (1-1110)- When and How do I submit for IRB approval for my research?  A presentation and Q&A on the subject of IRB submissions at Harvard.

November 6 (3:30-5:00)- 2006-2008 Takemi Fellow Richard Wamai, Assistant Professor, Department of African-American Studies, Integrated Initiative for Global Health, Northeastern University- An integrated community interventional-evaluative model for neglected diseases in East Pokot district, Kenya

Friday, November 7 (11:00am-4:00pm)- HSPH Poster Day.  Location: Kresge Atrium and Kresge Cafeteria.  Awards Ceremony and Reception: 4:00 – 4:30 pm, FXB Atrium Takemi Fellows Presenting:

  • Junko Tanuma: Gender difference in mortality during antiretroviral therapy: Results from the cohort of HIV-infected individuals in Hanoi, Vietnam
  • Haeyoung Kwon: The impact of new pricing policy on market competition among off-patent drugs in South Korea
  • Maggie Kwok

Tuesday, November 11- HSPH CLOSED- VETERANS DAY

November 13 (3:30-5:00)- Veronika Wirtz, Associate Professor, Center for Global Health and Development, Boston University and  Corrina Moucheraud, SD candidate, Department of Global Health and Population, HSPH- Decision making for the World Health Organization’s Essential Medicines List: Examining the role of economic data

Friday, November 14

November 20 (3:30-5:00)- David Canning, Richard Saltonstall Professor of Population Sciences, and Professor of Economics and International Health
Department of Global Health and Population, HSPH- Economic Analyses of Family Planning

November 27- NO SEMINAR (Thanksgiving)



December 4 (3:30-5:00)-Seminar Canceled so that Fellows can attend: The Last Mile to Malaria Eradication: A special symposium discussing multidisciplinary approaches to malaria control and elimination, and the path to eradication. Symposium 3-5pm in Kresge G3, Poster Session 5-6pm in FXB Lobby and Atrium.

Friday, December 5 (12:30 – 1:30 p.m.)- HSPH Building 1, Room 1208- JAIDS Panel: Bridging Gaps Between HIV, Maternal, and Reproductive Healthcare in Sub-Saharan Africa: Evidence for Action (Ana Langer, Till Barnighausen, Sarah Raifman, Tamil Kendall, Wafaie Fawzi)

Sunday, December 7 (1:00-3:00pm)- Potluck Family Party at Michael Reich’s house.

December 11 (3:00-5:00)- please note earlier start time this week

  • 3:00-3:30: Michael Reich, Taro Takemi Professor of International Health Policy, Department of Global Health and Population, HSPH- Health Systems and Reform Journal
  • 3:30-5:00: Nancy Krieger, Professor of Social Epidemiology, Department of Social and Behavioral Sciences, HSPH- Health equity: what’s cause got to do with it?
  • 5:00-7:00pm: GHP Holiday Party- come celebrate the holiday Season in the Kresge Cafeteria.  Refreshments and drinks served.  Fun and games.  Families welcome! Should be a lot of fun!

Tuesday, December 16 (4:00-5:00)- Till Bärnighausen, Associate Professor of Global Health, Department of Global Health and Population, HSPH- Establishing the impacts of HIV interventions (Part 2) *Meeting in Takemi Fellows Office, 1-1210A

December 18 (3:30-5:00pm): Takemi Program Holiday Tea Party- An informal gathering to celebrate the end of the Fall Semester, and the upcoming Holiday Season.

Friday December 19- Last day of classes for Fall Semester

Winter Session

Wednesday, December 24 through Friday, January 2- HSPH CLOSED- WINTER BREAK

Winter Session: January 5-23, 2015

No weekly Seminars will be scheduled during Winter Session.


Monday, January 19- HSPH closed (Martin Luther King, Jr. Day)

January 26- Spring Semester begins and Takemi Program Events Resume

January 29 (3:30-5pm): Nancy Turnbull, Senior Lecturer on Health Policy, Associate Dean for Professional Education, Department of Health Policy and Management, HSPH- Discussion: US Healthcare System

February- Mid-Year Presentations (possible dates)

  • Wed, Feb. 4, 12:30-2:30pm *GHP 11th Floor Conference Room for this session
  • Tues, Feb. 10, 12:30-2:30pm
  • Thurs, Feb. 12, 2:30-4:30pm
  • Thurs., Feb. 19, 3-5pm
  • Thurs., Feb. 26, 3-5pm

Monday, February 16- HSPH Closed (Presidents Day)

March 5 (3:30-5pm)Marc Mitchell, Lecturer on Global Health, Department of Global Health and Population, HSPH- mHealth: revolutionizing health care delivery

March 12 (3:30-5pm)- John McDonough, Professor of the Practice of Public Health, Director of the Center for Public Health Leadership, Department of Health Policy and Management (HSPH)- US Healthcare System and US Health Reform

March 16-20- Spring Break

March 26 (3:30-5pm)- Taryn Vian, Associate Professor, Global Health, Center for Global Health and Development, Boston University- Corruption in the health sector: Evidence and Interventions

Wednesday, April 1- GHP Symposium- more details to come!

April 2 (3:30-5pm)- Jessica Cohen, Assistant Professor of Global Health and and Idrani Saran, PhD Candidate (2016), Department of Global Health and Population, HSPH- The Impact of Packaging and Messaging on Adherence to Malaria Treatment: Evidence from a Randomized Controlled Trial in Uganda

April 9 (3:30-5pm)- William Hsiao, K.T. Li Research Professor of Economics, Department of Health Policy and Management, Department of Global Health and Population, HSPH- Policy research on Vermont single payer system

April 16 (3:30-5pm)- Speaker to be announced.

Monday, April 20- Boston Marathon (HSPH Open)

April 23 (3:30-5pm)- Speaker to be announced.

Late April and May- Final Presentations

May 15- Spring Semester ends

Year end Certificate Ceremony will be scheduled on a day somewhere between May 18-May 27.

Monday, May 25- HSPH Closed (Memorial Day)

May 28- HSPH Commencement

June- Japan Medical Association Visit (includes Takemi Fellows presentation session)