Quarterly Conversations in Global Health

The UC San Diego Global Health Program, Students for Global Health and the Global Forum are proud to bring you the “Quarterly Conversations in Global Health” series. This event is an opportunity for the Global Health community to come together and discuss relevant issues in the field from an interdisciplinary perspective. We strive to create a platform to increase interaction with UC San Diego students, faculty and local organizations to facilitate productive conversations and change.

Join us for Fall 2018 Global Forum:

Quarterly Conversations in Global Health

Global Health and Technology

Wednesday, November 7th, 2018

 Great Hall, UC San Diego

Opening reception begins at 3:00pm 

 Panel begins at 3:30pm


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In a world of rapidly evolving technology, new innovations continue to positively transform healthcare around the globe. However, with many of these advanced technologies designed for $9,000-a-year healthcare consumers, we must find ways that lower-cost technologies can help to improve health outcomes in lower-income countries.

Join us for a conversation with a panel of experts about new innovations in the healthcare field, and how technology can improve the health of communities worldwide.

During our opening reception (3:00 – 3:30pm) join us for heavy appetizers and meet with tabling organizations who have opportunities to get involved within the field.



Thomas J. CsordasPh.D: Global Health Program Director and Distinguished Professor

Professor Csordas is an anthropologist whose principal interests are in medical and psychological anthropology, comparative religion, anthropological theory, cultural phenomenology and embodiment, globalization and social change, language and culture.


ecs2.1[6][3]Elizabeth Carpenter-Song, Ph.D: Adjunct Assistant Professor of Psychiatry and Adjunct Assistant Professor of The Dartmouth Institute

Dr. Carpenter-Song is a medical and psychological anthropologist. She is a Research Associate Professor in the Department of Anthropology at Dartmouth College and holds adjunct appointments in the Department of Psychiatry and the Dartmouth Institute for Health Policy and Clinical Practice at the Geisel School of Medicine at Dartmouth. Her work involves engaging with individuals, families, and communities to learn about the lived experiences and meanings of mental health problems and how people engage with mental health services. Her program of research in the anthropology of mental health spans three primary areas: (1) examining lived experiences of illness, recovery, and health services; (2) examining the culture of U.S. psychiatry; and (3) translating anthropological concepts and methods to mental health research and practice. Her most recent work in the study of the culture of U.S. psychiatry focuses on technology in the delivery of mental health care. She currently leads a multidisciplinary study using ethnographic methods to examine practices and orientations toward technology in diverse mental health settings.


Jyoti Mishra, Ph.D: Assistant Professor of Psychiatry and Founder of the NEATLabs

Dr. Mishra is a translational neuroscientist with expertise in studies of neuro-cognition, learning and brain plasticity. She founded the Neural Engineering and Translation Labs at UC San Diego (neatlabs.ucsd.edu) and directs its human research. Her lab focuses on engineering and translation of innovative neurotechnologies from the lab to the community setting. This applied research serves to (1) investigate the underlying mechanisms of mental health behaviors in real world settings, and (2) target and optimize the neural circuit dysfunctions underlying mental disorders. Research in children and youth affected by trauma is a particular focus.

georgiaGeorgia Kayser, Ph.D: Assistant Adjunct Professor in the Department of Family Medicine and Public Health

Dr Kayser’s research explores the factors that limit the delivery of safe and sustainable water, sanitation and hygiene (WaSH) services and she tests specific WaSH interventions (technologies and management strategies) for their human and environmental health outcomes and their sustainability over time. She has conducted research in over 20 countries throughout Latin America and Sub-Saharan Africa with funding from government, international organizations, and private sector sources. Her recent research projects include a cross-sectional study of WaSH in health facilities and WaSH in schools in sub-Saharan Africa and a retrospective cohort study of water safety plans in Spain and France.

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See highlights from the previous Quarterly Conversations in Global Health here.

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