The UC San Diego Global Health Program, Students for Global Health and the Global Forum are proud to bring you the Quarterly Conversations series, an opportunity for the Global Health community to come together to discuss relevant issues in the field from an interdisciplinary perspective and increase community interaction at UC San Diego.
Join us Wednesday, November 2, 2016 at the Great Hall, UC San Diego for Fall Quarterly Conversations in Global Health.
Opening reception begins at 3:00pm.
Topic: Health Inequalities from a Gender Perspective
Learn from leading experts about gender inequalities that exist when it comes to health.
Special thank you to event co-sponsors:
Global Health Institute
Center on Gender Equity and Health
According to the World Health Organization, “Gender inequality limits access to quality health services and contributes to avoidable morbidity and mortality rates in women and men throughout the life-course.” By inviting Global Health professionals to speak on this topic, our event seeks to stir discussion on the barriers and limitations to individual health that arise in relation to gender.
These biases and barriers encourages failure in recognizing women and gender-nonconforming people. This could lead to significant lack of research on their status with various diseases, leading to “sleeper” issues that may otherwise have been prevented.
- Jennifer A. Wagman, PhD, MHS, UC San Diego Assistant Professor in the Division of Global Public Health at Department of Medicine and an active faculty member with UCSD’s Center on Gender Equity and Health. She also serves as the Deputy Director of the UC Global Health Institute’s Center of Expertise on Women’s Health, Gender, and Empowerment. For the past 17 years Dr. Wagman has collaborated with the Rakai Health Sciences Program to examine the relationship between intimate partner violence (IPV), reproductive health and HIV infection in rural Uganda.
- Nora Vargas, Vice President of Community Engagement, Planned Parenthood of the Pacific Southwest
- Kenyatta Parker, HIV Planning Group Support Staff, HIV, STD & Hepatitis Branch, County of San Diego Health & Human Services Agency
- Erin Falvey, PhD, Executive Director, Christie’s Place
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