Lecture Series 2021

Schedule and Information

Health worker taking temperature of a child

Online for Spring 2021: See schedule below for registration links

The 7th annual Global Public Health Spring 2021 lecture series is open to the public, free, & available for 1 credit to UM Students(PUBH 494.50).  The series features professionals from a variety of the fields that influence public health outcomes around the world. The series runs parallel to the Public Health Seminar Series on Monday's at 2 pm. The series will be delivered via Zoom and attendees must register and will be emailed a link for accessing each lecture. Since it will be recorded and posted, enrolled students may view the videos outside of the scheduled time. The series and each lecture are open to all students and the general public.

The GPH Lecture series is co-sponsored by UM's Global Public Health minor, UM's School of Public Health, and UM's Institute of Health & Humanities.




January 25

Anna Winters, MS, PhD

Chief Executive Officer , AKROS, Inc.

Financing Global Health Work 

View recorded lecture

February 1


Brooke Magnusson

Global Health Partnerships Manager, Adara Development

Heidi Nakamura

Global Health Director, Adara Development

Hospital to Home -- Caring for Vulnerable NICU Graduates in a Rural Ugandan Setting

View recorded lecture 

February 8

Glenn W. Geelhoed, MD, MPH, MPhil, EdD

Professor of Surgery, Int’l Medical Edu, & Immunology & Tropical Medicine, George Washington University Medical Center

"Whatever it Takes" to Deliver Global Health Care Education to the "Furthest Peoples First"

View recorded lecture

February 22

David Citrin, PhD, MPH

Assist. Professor of Global Health and Anthropology, UW; Implementation Research Advisor, Possible; and Research Collaborator, Medic Mobile

What's in a name? Public-Private Partnerships in Nepal's Health Sector

View recorded lecture

March 1


Juthika Thaker, MHA, BDS, PhD Candidate

School of Public & Community Health, University of Montana

Md Zahid Hasan, PhD Candidate

School of Public & Community Health, University of Montana

Exploring the Role of Non-Physician Providers in improving Human Papillomavirus Vaccination Rates in Montana


The Role of the International Center of Diarrheal Disease Research (ICDDR), Bangladesh in the Fight Against Childhood Diarrheal Disease

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March 8

Catherine Sanders, PhD

Director & Evaluation Consultant with Expanding Opportunities, a Kenyan NGO

A "Healthy" Business: Evaluation of a Program for Rural Entrepreneurs in with Social Safety Nets in East Africa

View recorded lecture

March 15


Ann Louise Tezak, MA, MPH

Clinical/Translational Research Coordinator III, Vanderbuilt University Medical Center, Division of Genetic Medicine

Martin Muganga, BA

Care Partner, Vanderbuilt University Medical Center, Transplant & General Surgery Unit

Traditional Healer Organizations in Uganda: The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly

View recorded lecture

March 22


Maja Pederson, PhD Candidate

School of Public & Community Health, University of Montana 

Using a Community-based Approach to Promote Physical Activity Among Rural American Indian Older Adults

View recorded lecture

March 29


1. Emily Coyle, PhD Candidate

School of Public & Community Health, University of Montana

2. Helen Russette, PhD Candidate

School of Public & Community Health, University of Montana

1. Patient Safety in Health Care: Approaches to Addressing a Growing Public Health Issue” 

2. Measuring  Family-child Engagement and Behavioral Development Among Young  Children in One Tribal Nation: A Research Update

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 April 5

Michelle Grocke, PhD

Assistant Professor, Montana State University


April 12


UM MPH student Applied Practical Experience Presentations

1. Justan Baker
2. Julie Cahoon
3. Lonnie Murphy 

1. The Impact of COVID-19 on Reported Gastrointestinal Illness Incidence in Montana in 2020

2.  Intimate Partner Violence Needs Assessment among American Indians and Alaska Natives in Missoula and Ravalli Counties

3.  Implementation of Bluetooth Enabled Glucose Meters in a Pharmacist Administered Diabetes Education and Self-Management Program

Register here:  https://umontana.zoom.us/meeting/register/tJ0rf-2qpj0jG9Wpn1aINkHipbZMWpVqcmgp

April 19


UM MPH student Applied Practical Experience Presentations

1. Jessica Kennedy-Stiffarm
2. Mattea Grant
3. Ryan Mulcahy 

1Hill County Health Department Website: Deconstruction and Reconstruction

2. Growing Older Staying Strong Project

3. Praxis Simulation: Exploring the Benefits and Design of a Dedicated  Medical Simulation Center

Register here: https://umontana.zoom.us/meeting/register/tJApc-yhpzIqGNDHamnoxgQv_8BqcoATpint

April 26 

Finals-No Lecture