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Apr 25
Global Health Seminar – Graduate Student Presentations
4:00 PM - 5:00 PM

UGA College of Public Health
Global Health Institute
Spring Seminar Series

Graduate Student Seminar

The Global Health Institute will be hosting a special virtual seminar featuring research presentations from four Ph.D. students in epidemiology & biostatistics on Thursday, April 25 at 4:00 p.m. via Zoom. Everyone is welcome to attend! Contact Juliet Sekandi for additional information.

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Asmith Joseph, 2nd year Epidemiology Ph.D. student – “Time to Incident Infection with Mycobacterium Tuberculosis in Healthy Individuals in Kampala Uganda: A Preliminary Survival Analysis”

About Asmith: Asmith, a Ph.D. student in Epidemiology and Biostatistics and researcher at the Global Health Institute, specializes in the dynamics of infectious diseases, explicitly targeting HIV-tuberculosis coinfection in low-to-middle-income countries. Her work is centered on developing innovative treatments and prevention strategies for tuberculosis to enhance control efforts, optimize clinical care for tuberculosis, and improve reproductive health for those affected by tuberculosis.

Adenike McDonald, 1st year Epidemiology Ph.D. student, “Unmasking post-TB morbidity: Mental Health Symptoms and Disability among TB survivors in Kampala, Uganda”

About Adenike: Adenike holds a Masters of Public Health degree from the UGA and a Bachelors in Environmental Health from The University of Technology Jamaica. Adenike’s research interest and work lies in the realm of infectious diseases and maternal health. Adenike aims for her work to help with the improvement of TB monitoring and care both during and post TB treatment, and also to improve maternal health outcomes specifically among Black and Brown women.

Laura Grajeda, 3rd year Epidemiology Ph.D. student,  “Early life liquefied petroleum gas intervention and pulmonary function in Guatemalan children from the Household Air Pollution Intervention Network trial”

Patrick Kaggwa, 1st year Epidemiology Ph.D. student, “Annual Incidence of Infection with M. Tuberculosis in an African City with Endemic Tuberculosis”

About Patrick: Patrick, a PhD student in Epidemiology and Biostatistics, is passionate about harnessing the power of technology to combat infectious diseases, particularly tuberculosis (TB). His research focuses on leveraging digital mobile technologies, artificial intelligence, and network science to find innovative solutions for TB control in low-to-middle-income countries.



April 25
4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
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