July and August 2021 Reads

Swing Time by Zadie Smith Review that most resonated: “This is a story at once intimate and global, as much about childhood friendship as international aid, as fascinated by the fate of an unemployed single mother as it is by the omnipotence of a world-class singer…Smith’s attention to the grace notes of friendship is asContinue reading “July and August 2021 Reads”

May and June 2021 Reads

Remaking a Life: How Women Living with HIV/AIDS Confront Inequality by Celeste Watkins-Hayes Dr. Watkins-Hayes has been my academic hero for a while and Remaking a Life only cements these sentiments. I’ve wanted to have my own copy of this book ever since it was published a few years ago…the wait was worth it. AContinue reading “May and June 2021 Reads”

HEAL Spotlight: Kelly Moore (Pt. 2)

Visit Pt. 1 of Kelly’s feature here! Your story (continued) I left the Pediatrics internship at Johns Hopkins after finishing my first year and moved to Atlanta. After the summer course training program, I was immediately deployed to Cairo, Egypt, as an Epidemic Intelligence Service Officer (EISO) for the CDC. The best thing about myContinue reading “HEAL Spotlight: Kelly Moore (Pt. 2)”

HEAL Spotlight: Siddhi Aryal

Name: Siddhi Aryal Originated from: Kathmandu, Nepal Educational background: BSc in Social Sciences from Shimer College, MSc in International Health from University College London, and PhD in Global Health Systems Development from Tulane University School of Public Health and Tropical Medicine Current position: Regional Director (Asia Pacific), Vital Strategies Personal website: https://www.linkedin.com/in/siddhi-aryal-aa540b53/ Twitter handle: @SiddhiAryal YourContinue reading “HEAL Spotlight: Siddhi Aryal”

HEAL Spotlight: Kelly Moore (Pt. 1)

Name: Kelly L. Moore, MD, MPH Originated from: Huntsville, Alabama Global public health area(s) of expertise: Vaccinology, medical epidemiology  Features in recent news articles: In The Atlantic: Where Year Two of the Pandemic Will Take Us by Ed Yong In USA Today: States were left scrambling after finding out they’d get 20-40% less vaccine than theyContinue reading “HEAL Spotlight: Kelly Moore (Pt. 1)”

HEAL Spotlight: Ashley Nmoh

Name: Ashley Nmoh Originated from: Nashville, Tennessee but Nigeria will always be home Global public health areas of expertise:  Health Equity, Qualitative Research, Maternal and Child Health, Women’s Health, Health Education and Promotion Educational background: I graduated in May 2020 from Vanderbilt University with a Bachelor’s in Medicine, Health and Society and a Concentration inContinue reading “HEAL Spotlight: Ashley Nmoh”

February and March 2021 Reads

Sending calm & healing energy into the universe & sharing some gems from my Feb & March reads – from a historical fiction classic set in the 1968 Prague Spring to a diary that celebrates life (and death) to the fullest. A much-appreciated dive into history, the future, & self-reflection. The Unbearable Lightness of BeingContinue reading “February and March 2021 Reads”

HEAL Spotlight: Alexandra (Ali) Jones

Name: Alexandra (Ali) Jones Originated from: Sydney, Australia Global public health areas of expertise: Food policy, public health law Educational background: Bachelor of Arts/Bachelor of Laws (University of Sydney), Master of Laws (Global Health Law) (Georgetown Law, Washington D.C. USA), PhD (Medicine and Health) (University of Sydney) Jobs before your current position: Graduate lawyer in corporate practice,Continue reading “HEAL Spotlight: Alexandra (Ali) Jones”

HEAL Spotlight: Renzo Guinto

Name: Ramon Lorenzo Luis Rosa Guinto, MD, DrPH Nickname: Renzo Originated from: Calamba City, Philippines Global public health areas of expertise: Planetary health (including climate change), global health, public health, health systems Educational background: Doctor of Public Health, Harvard University; Doctor of Medicine, University of the Philippines Manila; additional postgraduate training from the University of Oxford, University ofContinue reading “HEAL Spotlight: Renzo Guinto”