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 Fall 2021 Seminars


Upcoming Fall Seminars:
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October 21, 2021
How Understanding U.S. Racism is Relevant to Global Health.
Mary Bassett, MD, MPH, New York State Health Commissioner, Francois-Xavier Bagnoud Professor of the Practice of Health and Human Rights and FXB Center at the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health and Director of the Francois-Xavier Bagnoud Center for Health and Human Rights will discuss how the year 2020 saw a new phrase “structural racism” enter the broader public discourse. COVID-19 swept the globe and so did mass protests at the public execution of George Floyd. Not only was the world horrified at the gruesome spectacle, the danger of state violence to radicalized groups resonated from Cape Town to Rio to London and beyond. In this talk Dr. Bassett will review how the team at FXB has framed structural racism and how dismantling structural racism is allied to the movement to decolonize global health.

October 28, 2021
Featured speaker, Jewel Gausman, Research Associate in the department of Global Health and Population at the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health

November 4, 2021
Featured speaker, LEAD Fellow Bridget Malewezi, MD, MPH, Vice President of the Malawi Chapter of Women in Global Health (WGH) as well as Acting Chair of the task force for the establishment of the Women Doctors Association of Malawi

November 18, 2021
Featured speaker, LEAD Fellow Preethi John

December 2, 2021
Featured speaker, LEAD Fellow Julieta Kavetuna


Past Seminars

Visit our event archives to watch previous seminar recordings.

October 14, 2021
Humanitarian Futures: What Will Drive Humanitarian Assistance and How Will We Respond?
Mike VanRooyen, Professor in the Department of Global Health and Population at the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health, J. Stephen Bohan Professor of Emergency Medicine and Head of the Department of Emergency Medicine, Brigham and Women’s Hospital.

October 7, 2021
Epidemic Illusions: On the Coloniality of Global Public Health
Eugene Richardson, MD, PhD, Assistant Professor of Global Health and Social Medicine, Assistant Professor of Medicine, Division of Global Health Equity, Brigham and Women’s Hospital, and Consultant with Africa CDC.

September 30, 2021
How does Odisha’s health care system perform? Part II: Quality of care.
Led by Dr. Winnie Yip and team.

September 23, 2021
How does Odisha’s health care system perform? Part I: Financial risk protection and interaction between public and private providers. Led by Dr. Winnie Yip and team, Bijetri Bose, Jan Cooper, Annie Haakenstad, Anuska Kalita, and Liana Woskie to learn about the system-level performance challenges in Odisha and our novel health systems analysis approach.

Thursday, September 16, 2021
Economist, Development Research Group at The World Bank, Eeshani Kandpal will discuss Information, Loss Framing, and Spillovers in Pay-for-Performance Contracts: Evidence from Nigerian Primary Health Workers.

Thursday, September 9, 2021 
Department Chair Marcia Castro and Dr. Vicente Vérez Bencomo, Director of the Finlay Institute of Vaccines discussed the COVID-19 Vaccine Development and Deployment: The Cuban Case.