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Research Convening Event Schedule 2024

10th Annual Stanford Global Health Research Convening

Partnerships and Collaborations

January 31, 2024 | McCaw Hall, Arrillaga Alumni Center

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8:00-9:00 am | Registration and Light Breakfast

9:00—9:15 am | Welcome and Opening Remarks

  • Michele Barry, MD
    Senior Associate Dean of Global Health
    Director of the Stanford Center for Innovation in Global Health (CIGH)
  • Jenny Martinez, J.D.
    Provost, Stanford University 

9:15 – 10:10 am | Opening Keynote: Weaving equitable research partnerships to advance global and planetary health

  • Anna Stewart-Ibarra, PhD
    Executive Director of the Inter-American Institute for Global Change Research

Keynote Speaker

Dr. Anna Stewart-Ibarra is the Executive Director of the Inter-American Institute for Global Change Research and an expert on climate and health in Latin America and the Caribbean.  Dr. Stewart-Ibarra’s research has focused on understanding climate, environment and social drivers of vector-borne diseases and other dimensions of human well-being in Latin America and the Caribbean. For more than 14 years, she has collaborated with academic and government institutions in the region to conduct community-based social-ecological, epidemiological, and modeling studies.

10:10 - 10:40 am  | Lightning Round Presentations (Pink Group)

Presenters will each have 60 seconds to give a snapshot of their global health research.

10:40-11:00 am  | Snack Break and Poster Viewing  

11:00 - 11:50am | Selected Oral Presentations (Red Group)

Jade Benjamin-Chung, PhD, MPH

Assistant Professor, Stanford Department of Epidemiology & Population Health

“Pathways through which intermittent preventive treatment for malaria in pregnancy influences child growth faltering: a mediation analysis”


Minghao Qiu, PhD

Postdoctoral Fellow, Stanford CIGH and Doerr School of Sustainability

“Wildfire PM2.5 exposure and health burdens over the US under future climate change”


Michelle Khan, MD, MPH, FACOG

Clinical Associate Professor, Stanford Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology

“Feasibility and acceptability of HPV-based cervical cancer prevention at the Mexico-US border”

Oral Presenter Bios

11:50 - 12:20 pm | Lightning Round Presentations (green group)

12:20 – 1:20 pm  | Lunch Break

1:20pm-2:10 pm | Oral Presentations (blue group)

Bethel Bayrau, BS

Life Science Research Professional I, Stanford Department of Pediatrics -Division of Infectious Diseases

“Engaging young people as agents of change: A primary school educational intervention to decrease arboviral and protozoal risk in Grenada”


Christine Pu, MS

PhD candidate, Stanford Doerr School of Sustainability

“Are water and health investments reaching the poor? It depends on how poverty is measured.”


Kaitlyn Mitchell, BS

PhD candidate, Stanford Department of Biology

“Marbled crayfish invasion altered snail populations in schistosomiasis endemic regions of Madagascar”

Oral Presenter Bios

2:10-2:15 PM – Closing remarks

Michele Barry, MD

2:15-3:00 PM – Poster viewing and networking