Global Health Research Day

2018 Global Health Research Day
April 26 | 4:30pm - 7:30pm

Alpert Medical School
222 Richmond Street
Providence, RI

Keynote Speaker- Alex de Waal, D.Phil., Research Professor, Executive Director of the World Peace Foundation, The Fletcher School, Tufts University Alex de WaalAlex de Waal

Mass Starvation: The history and future of famine




The purpose of the annual Global Health Research Day is to showcase research done by a wide variety of Brown students working in global health.  This includes Framework in Global Health ScholarsMHIRT Scholars,  Global Health Scholarly Concentrators, and Global Health Track MPH students.  An award is presented to one student for the "best global health poster", and that student gives a short talk on his/her research program. Informal student poster presentation follows the formal program.

Light refreshments are served.  All are welcome to participate and learn about current and on-going global health research being conducted by Brown students and their faculty mentors!


2017 Global Health Research Day
April 24 | 5pm - 7pm

Tiana Acosta, Winner of the 2017 Best Global Health Poster AwardTiana Acosta, Winner of the 2017 Best Global Health Poster Award














A sample of posters presented at the 2017 Global Health Research Day:  

Name Poster Title
Tiana Acosta Prevention of mother-to-child HIV transmission and using in-kind incentives to improve clinical appointment adherence, HIV treatment adherence, and HIV virological suppression 
Ahmad AlSalman Diagnostic Delay among Adults with Pulmonary Tuberculosis in a High Gross Domestic Product Per Capita Country: Reasons and Magnitude of the Problem
Adam Aluisio Evaluation of the Impacts of Emergency Physician Training on Care Delivery Among Emergency Department Patients at the University Teaching Hospital-
Kimberly Alzuphar Improving Quality of Care for Children at St. Damien's Hospital, Haiti
Parsa Bastani Harm Reduction in Iran: 10 Years Later
Girija Borker Safety First: Perceived Travel Risk and College Choice of Women in India
Tara Bouton Epidemiology and Outcomes of Previously Treated Tuberculosis Patients at the Korle-Bu Teaching Hospital Chest Clinic in Accra, Ghana: A 6-year Retrospective Review 
Aileen Bui Love, Sex, and Money: A qualitative study on family relationships and influence on high risk behavior in adolescents in South Africa 
Alexa Choy Knowledge, ARV adherence, and attitudes of HIV-positive adolescents at Komfo Anokye Teaching Hospital, Kumasi, Ghana
Andriy Chybisov Ukraine’s Emerging HIV Epidemic in MSM: Unusual Geographic Distribution
Ewodaghe Harrell Burden of Identity: Describing experiences of students with chronic illness and disability at Brown University 
Julius Ho Quantity and methods of contraceptives delivered at four health centers in rural Lesotho
Julius Ho Utilization of diagnostic x-ray in a rural Sub-Saharan African setting
Melissa Godfrey Avicenna Women and Children’s Hospital in Syria
Leah Jones Determining the underlying causes of increasing maternal mortality
Ashleigh LoVette Visualization, choice and context: Innovative qualitative approaches for conducting HIV prevention research among South African adolescents
Miranda Olson Identifying Current Care Practices, Barriers, and Possible Future Steps for Palliative Care for Patients with Life-limiting Conditions in Haiti
Hugo Petitjean Gender differences in HIV linkage to care: an analysis of 2011-2013 HIV testing data from the Klipfontein sub-district of Cape Town, South Africa
Afra Rahman Assessment of the efficacy and demand of the Patient Screening Programme (PSP) in the  determination of cataract-inflicted patients in BRAC’s Vision Bangladesh Program’s (VBP) attempt to  reduce cataract-related blindness
Genoviva Sowemimo-Coker Pathways to Acceptance: Understanding Male's Experience with HIV in a South African Township, Gugulethu
Elizabeth Tarr Determining Reasons Behind Late Presentation for AIDS Treatment in Kumasi, Ghana

Sponsored by:
Global Health Initiative
AMS Scholarly Concentration in Global Health
MPH Global Health Scholars Program