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Decolonizing global health: what does it mean for academic institutions?
18 November 2021 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
The Global Health Learning Network is a platform for knowledge growth and exchange with the goal to build a community of practice in global health that reaches across researchers, practitioners, and learners from all global health domains to include members of the public with an interest in global health.
The School of Epidemiology and Public Health, Bruyère Research Institute, WHO Collaborating Centre for Knowledge Translation and Health Technology Assessment in Health Equity, and the International and Global Health Office (IGHO) are collaborating to host this monthly global health seminar.
Join us on Thursday, November 18, 2021 for our live webinar in our Global Health Learning Network webinar series: Decolonizing global health: what does it mean for academic institutions?
Webinar: Decolonizing global health: what does it mean for academic institutions?
Date: Thursday, November 18, 2021
Time: 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm Eastern Standard Time
Speaker: Laura Mkumba, MSc Global Health, Co-founder of the Duke University Decolonizing Global Health Working Group
Laura Mkumba is a native of Dar-Es-Salaam, Tanzania by way of Atlanta, GA. She received her Bachelor of science in Biology and Master of Science in Global Health degrees from Duke University. She co-founded the Duke Decolonizing Global Health Working Group in 2018 to create a space for students, faculty, and researchers to critically reflect on the legacies of colonialism embedded in the field of Global Health. She has spent the last decade working in international and domestic HIV/AIDS research ranging from investigational clinical trials, HIV prevention and treatment studies, and behavioral interventions. In addition to HIV/AIDS, her research interests include mental health, health equity, adolescent health, and sexual and reproductive health of sexual and gender minorities. She currently works as a clinical research professional at Duke University.