3rd Annual Stanford Global Health Research Convening

January 18, 2017 | McCaw Hall, Arrillaga Alumni Center

"Pathway from Research to Impact"


The 3rd Annual Stanford Global Health Research Convening is a one-day conference bringing together students, faculty and researchers across Stanford University who are working in global health. Held annually in January, the convening is designed to build community among researchers, highlight and share the many facets of global health research at Stanford, connect researchers across schools and disciplines, and connect students with researchers and mentors. The conference will include oral presentations and poster presentations by Stanford University faculty and students, as well as networking opportunities. 

Participants are invited to join for sessions of interest, or the full day. See conference agenda below. Abstracts will be made available online prior to the conference. 



8:00 – 9:00 am                    Breakfast & Registration


9:00 – 9:20 am                    Welcome Remarks

  • Michele Barry, Senior Associate Dean of Global Health; Director of the Center for Innovation in Global Health              
  • Lloyd B. Minor, Dean, Stanford University School of  Medicine                                                   
  • Chris Field, Director of the Stanford Woods Institute for the Environment


9:20 - 10:05 am                    Opening Keynote: "Communities of Inquiry for Adaptation and Resilience"

  • Diana Chapman Walsh, President Emerita, Wellesley College and Senior Adviser, Stanford Center for Innovation in Global Health


10:05-10:55 am                    Featured Faculty Research - Session I

  • Desiree LaBeaud, Associate Professor of Pediatrics (Infectious Diseases): “Mosquito-Borne Disease Risk and Prevention in Kenya: Making the Invisible Visible”
  • Grant Miller, Associate Professor of Medicine, "Rethinking Health Improvement and Behavior Change: The Case of Micronutrient Deficiencies in India"


10:30 - 11:00 am                    Coffee & Networking  


11:10 am - 12:00 pm           Oral Presentations - Session I

  • Lauren Steinbaum, Environmental Engineering and Science PhD Candidate: Detection of Soil-Transmitted Helminth Eggs on Hands and Produce in Rural Kenyan Households”
  • Mark Holodniy, Professor of Medicine (Infectious Diseases) at the Palo Alto VA Health Care System: “Zika Virus Infection in the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA)”
  • Daniel Vail, Stanford M.D. candidate: “The relationship between child mortality and distribution of wealth in lower- and middle-income countries between 1990 and 2015”


12:00 - 1:00 pm                       Poster Lightning Round Presentations - Session I

Stanford students, staff and faculty presenters will each have 60-seconds to give a snapshot of their global health research, followed by a 30-40 minute poster viewing session. 


1:00 - 2:10 pm                        Lunch                                                        

Convening attendees are invited to explore active global health working groups, programs and initiatives. Grab lunch and a seat at a table of interest to learn about ongoing research and opportunities to get involved. 

2:15 - 2:40 pm                        Featured Faculty Research - Session II

  • Yvonne Maldonado, Senior Associate Dean, Faculty Development and Diversity and Professor of Pediatrics (Infectious Diseases): “Polio: challenges and successes in reaching eradication”


2:50 - 3:50 pm                        Poster Lightning Round Presentations - Session II

Round two of our poster lightning rounds in which Stanford students, staff and faculty presenters each have 60 seconds to give a snapshot of their global health research, followed by poster viewing. Coffee and and an afternoon snack will be served.


3:50 - 4:50 pm                         Oral Presentations - Session II

  • Jennifer Keller, Clinical Associate Professor, Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences: “A Six-week School Curriculum Improves Boys' Attitudes and Behaviors Related to Gender-Based Violence in Kenya”
  • Erin Mordecai, Assistant Professor of Biology: “Effects of temperature on Zika, Dengue, and Chikungunya transmission by Aedes aegypti and Ae. Albopictus”
  • Jennifer Newberry, Instructor, Emergency Medicine: “Mortality from Thermal Burns in Patients Using Emergency Medical Services in India: A Prospective Study”
  • Nathan Lo, Stanford MD/PhD (Epidemiology) Candidate: “Strengthening the global strategy for schistosomiasis and soil-transmitted helminthiasis: a modeling analysis”


4:50 - 5:00 pm                     Closing Remarks

Learn more

Watch a video about the 2016 Research Convening to learn more about the event.