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. Csordas, Ph.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.



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 whose research focuses on how technology can be more useful in global health. Her work with The Dartmouth Project seeks to examine and optimize the use of technology tools in three phrases: (1) studying how clients and clinicians currently use technology in real-world clinical settings (2) implementing a clinical technologist to improve technology selection, matching tools with clients, training clinicians and clients, and monitoring implementation with quality improvement and (3) documenting the process and outcomes of inserting the clinical technologist.

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

 The views expressed at this event do not necessarily reflect the views of the sponsors or UC San Diego. As a public university, UC San Diego is dedicated to the dissemination of information and ideas as protected by the first amendment.