Thursday Brown Bag Series

This series features current research of members and affiliates of GHP.  The intent is to educate and raise the awareness of our community and beyond, about the research activities presently being conducted by faculty, students, researchers, and special guests of the department.

Seminars are held every Thursday from 1:00 PM – 2:00 PM.

Due to the current COVID-19 pandemic, Brown Bag Seminars will be hosted online via Zoom.

Upcoming Spring 2022 Seminars


Thursday, May 19, 2022
Building 1, Room 1208 and via Zoom
Primary Health Care Reforms in India
Featuring Dr. Rajani Ved, Director of Health at the India Office of the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation.

Moderated Dr. Winnie Yip, Professor of Global Health Policy and Economics, Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health

This seminar is sponsored by the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health, India Health Systems Project and Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health, India Resource Center, Mumbai

Thursday, May 12, 2022
via Zoom
The (IO) Effect: International Actors and Service Delivery in Refugee Crises
Featuring Melani Cammett, Clarence Dillon Professor of International Affairs within the Department of Government at Harvard University and Director of the Weatherhead Center for International Affairs at Harvard University

Thursday, May 5, 2022
Zoom Recording
Towards a New Research Agenda on China’s Internet Health Care Market
Featuring Terence C. Cheng, PhD, Research Scientist in the Department of Global Health and Population at Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health

Thursday, April 28, 2022
Zoom Recording
Behavioral Responses to HIV self-testing in Kenya
Featuring Harsha Thirumurthy, PhD, Associate Professor in the Department of Medical Ethics and Health Policy at the University of Pennsylvania

Thursday, April 21, 2022
Zoom Recording
From Horror to Hope: Recognizing and Preventing the Health Impacts of War
Featuring Barry S. Levy, MD, MPH, Adjunct Professor of Public Health at Tufts University School of Medicine

Thursday, April 14, 2022
Zoom Recording
Informing Post-Pandemic Economic Reform Programs in Africa: Role for the Africa Centres for Disease Control and Prevention
Featuring Justice Nonvignon, PhD, Head of the Health Economics Programme at the Africa Centres for Disease Control and Prevention in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia and Associate Professor of Health Economics at the School of Public Health at the University of Ghana, Accra

Thursday, April 7, 2022
via Zoom
The Centrality of Women’s Leadership in Global Health: Reflections from Uganda’s COVID-19 Response
Featuring Alice Kayongo, MPH, LEAD Fellow within the Harvard Global Health Institute at Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health

Thursday, March 31, 2022
via Zoom
Decolonizing Global Health and the Role of Women Leaders
Featuring Alice Kayongo, MPH, Bridget Malewezi, MD, MPH, Julieta Kavetuna, MPhil, Mareli Claassens, MBChB, PhD, and Preethi John, PhD, LEAD Fellows within the Harvard Global Health Institute at Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health

Moderated by Jesse Bump, MPH, PhD, Executive Director of the Takemi Program in International Health and Lecturer on Global Health Policy in the Department of Global Health and Population at the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health

Thursday, March 24, 2022
Zoom Recording
Into the Heart of Darkness: Perspectives of a Namibian Doctor During the Covid-19 Pandemic
Featuring Mareli Claassens, MBChB, PhD, LEAD Fellow within the Harvard Global Health Institute at Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health

Thursday, March 10, 2022
Zoom Recording
Pharmacy-based Models of HIV PrEP Delivery for Expanded Reach and Access in Kenya
Featuring Katrina Ortblad, ScD, MPH, Assistant Professor within the Cancer Prevention Program at the Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center, Seattle, USA

Thursday, March 3, 2022
Zoom Recording 
Saving Lives Through Technology: Mobile Phones and Infant Mortality
Featuring Kibrom Tafere, Economist within the Development Research Group at the World Bank

Thursday, February 17, 2022
Zoom Recording
Shared Decision-Making: Can Improved Counseling Increase Willingness to Pay for Modern Contraceptives?
Featuring Berk Özler, PhD Lead Economist & Research Manager within the Development Research Group at the World Bank

Dr.  Özler will discuss his research on a shared decision-making approach in family planning in which providers use a tablet-based counseling app to help clients choose a method best-suited to her needs and preferences. He will present results from a pilot adaptive experiment testing counseling approaches and price discounts for contraception on the take up of long-acting reversible contraception.


Past Seminars

Visit our event archives to watch previous seminar recordings.