Published: 11/03/2022

The Stanford Global Health Club is a new monthly seminar series organized by PhD students and postdocs for the Stanford community, designed to better understand challenges in global health and foster creative solutions. Young scientists from all disciplines are invited to attend. To join the club and receive future announcements, please fill this short form:

Event Details:

Date: November 9

Time: 4:30pm

Room: Y2E2 300


4:30pm: Dr. Angelica Miranda, from the Brazil Ministry of Health and Federal University of Espirito Santo. | Title: Looking for a path in infectious diseases and global health

Dr. Miranda is a board certified obstetrics and gynecology specialist and a researcher in the fields of HIV/STI epidemiology and full professor at the Department of Social Medicine at the Federal University of Espírito Santo. She was coordinator of the Postgraduate Program in Infectious Diseases from 2007 to 2011 and Pro-Rector of Extension from 2014 to 2019 at UFES. She is currently the General Coordinator for Surveillance of Sexually Transmitted Infections (STIs) at the Department of Chronic Conditions and STIs, Department of Health Surveillance, Ministry of Health. She has experience in Medicine, with emphasis on the epidemiology of infectious diseases, working mainly Sexually Transmitted Infections, HIV/AIDS and reproductive health.

5:00pm: Dr. Barbara Erny, Stanford School of Medicine | Title: The Climate Crisis and Global Health

Dr. Erny completed her medical school and residency training at Stanford before working at Sutter Health as a board-certified ophthalmologist for 26 years. Currently she works in global health, serving as the ASCRS (American Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgery) Foundation Medical Liaison for International Programs. As an Adjunct Clinical Associate Professor at Stanford University School of Medicine, Dr. Erny lectures to physicians, students and the community, and mentors students in climate change and health. Also, she is leading efforts to integrate climate change education into medical school curricula and all levels of physician training. Dr. Erny is a founding member of the Stanford Task Force for Climate, Health and Equity and is Director of Education. She spent many years on sustainability committees at Sutter Health and currently serves on the Physicians for Social Responsibility Environmental Health Committee, the Steering Committee for the Medical Societies Consortium on Climate and Health, and she is a member of the Climate Action Working Group of the International Agency for the Prevention of Blindness. Dr. Erny is on the editorial board of the new online Journal of Climate Change and Health.
5:30pm: Dr. Marcel Salathé, EPFL, Switzerland | Title:  Digital Epidemiology: Decentralized Public Health

Bio: Marcel Salathé is an associate professor at the Swiss Institute of Technology EPFL, where he heads the Digital Epidemiology Lab. Marcel Salathé began working on digital epidemiology while a postdoc at Stanford from 2008-2010, then joined the Center for Infectious Disease Dynamics (CIDD) at Penn State until 2015. During the COVID-19 pandemic, he was part of the Swiss science task force, heading the digital epidemiology group. He was also part of the DP3T group, developing the decentralized contact tracing protocol that served as the basis for Google’s and Apple’s Exposure Notification framework. He’s currently presiding the steering committee of Switzerland’s national research program on COVID. In his talk, he’ll sketch out a future of decentralized public health approaches that attempt to reap the benefits of widespread digitization without compromising on privacy.

And the happy hour will start at 6pm instead of 5:30.

6:00pm Shriram rooftop 3rd floor | Discussion and happy hour!

Icebreaker activities, food and drinks

For those who cannot make it in person, the zoom link is: