This year’s schedule coming soon.

2018 Conference Schedule: 


8:15–8:50 AMBreakfast & RegistrationGrand Horizon Room
8:50–9:00 AMOpening RemarksGrand Horizon Room
      Thomas Coates, PhD
9:00–9:50 AMOpening Keynote: "Megatrends: Challenges and Opportunities in Global Health"Grand Horizon Room
      The Hon. Mark Dybul, MD
Washington, D.C.
9:50–10:00 AMBreak
TrackGender, Sexual Identity, and Health1Community Health and Innovation2Environmental Advocacy and Health after Disaster3 Immigration, Displacement, and Marginalization4
North Ridge RoomGrand Horizon RoomSouth Bay Room West Coast Room
10:00–10:45 AM Breakout Session 1
"Health, Equity, and Women’s Cancers""Global Health Beyond Geography: Committing to Communities in the United States and Internationally""Climate Change and Healthy Solutions: The Role of the Health Voice""Juvenile Justice in the US: A Local Global Health Crisis"
Ophira M. Ginsburg, MDSriram Shamasunder, MD, DTM&HCatherine Thomasson, MDElizabeth Barnert, MD, MPH, MS
Director, NYU Langone Perlmutter Cancer Center High Risk Program; Associate Professor of Oncology and Population Health, NYU School of MedicineCo-Founder, HEAL Initiative; Assistant Clinical Professor of Internal Medicine, UCSF School of MedicineFormer Executive Director, Physicians for Social ResponsibilityAssistant Professor of Pediatrics, David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA
New YorkSan FranciscoPortlandLos Angeles
10:45–10:55 AMBreak
10:55–11:40 AMBreakout Session 2
"Be Authentic: Leveraging Your Experiences & Culture in Public Health Leadership""How Technology can Help Achieve Universal Health Coverage""Health Care in the Wake of International and Domestic Disasters""Health Promotion Among Pacific Islanders Through Community Participation"
Gabriel Maldonado, MBAChase AdamRichard M. Walden, JDPaula Palmer, PhD
Founder and CEO, TruEvolution; Former Member, Presidential Advisory Council on HIV/AIDS; LGBT ActivistCo-Founder and CEO, WatsiPresident and CEO, Operation USAAssociate Professor of Global Health, Claremont Graduate University School of Community & Global Health; Director of Global Health Programs, Claremont Graduate University
RiversideSan FranciscoLos AngelesLos Angeles
11:40 -11:50 AMBreak
11:50 AM–12:35 PMStudent Speakers and Poster Session
Global Health StoriesResearch PresentationsGlobal Health Stories
North Ridge RoomGrand Horizon RoomSouth Bay Room
11:50 AM-12:05 PM"CITIAM+: How One Woman’s ‘Death Sentence’ of HIV/TB Sparked a Community-Based Movement in Zambia""The Effect of the ACA on Healthcare Access for Asian PAcific Islander Immigrants""#GBVToo: Working with South Sudanese Survivors of Gender-Based Violence in Ethiopian Refugee Camps"
Yaseer KhahaniSuraj Avinash DhanjaniIsabella Kong
12:05 PM-12:20 PM"UCLA v. The Union of India: Behind the Patent Lawsuit Surrounding a Tax-Funded and Life-Saving Cancer Drug""Developing Sustainable Cervical Cancer Screening in Mwanza, Tanzania: Implementation of a Screen-and-Treat Model""The Cat in the Clinic: The role of accompaniment in Improving Social and Health Service Delivery for Homeless Individuals"
Kayla GuMegan BernsteinMatthew Hing
12:35-1:50 PMLunchGrand Horizon Room
1:50–2:35 PMBreakout Session 3
"Armed Conflict, Gender, and Sexual Violence""Addressing Violence Through a Public Health Lens""A Just Transition: Addressing Inequality and Climate Change in Fossil Fuel Communities""Immigration Aware Health Justice: Movements for Excellence in Undocumented and Uninsured Health Care Services in Los Angeles County"
Lara Stemple, JDSelwyn O. Rogers, Jr., MD, MPH, FACSMijin Cha, JD, LLM, PhDRebecca Trotzky-Sirr, MD
Director, UCLA Health and Human Rights Law Project; Assistant Dean for Graduate Studies and International Student Programs, UCLA School of LawFounding Director, University of Chicago Medicine Trauma Center; Chief, Section for Trauma and Acute Care Surgery and Executive Vice President of Community Health Engagement, University of Chicago Medicine; Professor of Surgery, University of ChicagoAssistant Professor of Urban and Environmental Policy, Occidental College; Fellow, The Worker's Institute at Cornell UniversityMedical Director of Urgent Care and Continuity Care and Jail Health Services, Los Angeles County + USC Medical Center; Assistant Professor of Family Medicine, Keck School of Medicine of USC
Los AngelesChicagoLos AngelesLos Angeles
2:35–2:45 PMBreak
2:45–3:30 PMBreakout Session 4
"Mothers Know Best: The Mentor Mother Model Ending Pediatric AIDS""Integrating Mental Health into Primary Care and into the Global Agenda""Wars, Disasters, and Asserting Life with Dignity""The Rohingya Reality: Impacts of Discrimination and Displacement"
Robin Allinson SmalleyFatima G. Rodriguez Cuevas, MDHaroutune K. Armenian, MD, DrPHParveen Parmar, MD, MPH
Co-Founder and Chief Connector, mothers2mothersDirector of Mental Health Programs, Compañeros en Salud, Partners In Health MexicoProfessor In Residence of Epidemiology, UCLA Fielding School of Public HealthUSC Division of International Emergency Medicine; Associate Professor of Clinical Emergency Medicine, Keck School of Medicine of USC
Los AngelesChiapas, MexicoLos AngelesLos Angeles
3:30 -3:40 PMBreak
3:40–4:30 PMClosing Keynote: "Anti-Racism In These Times: Your Role in the Global Health Equity Movement"Grand Horizon Room
      Michelle Morse, MD, MPH
4:30 – 5:30 PMReceptionGrand Horizon Room

LAGHC 2018 Speaker Tracks

1. Gender, Sexual Identity, and Health: Ophira M. Ginsburg, Robin Allinson Smalley, Gabriel Maldonado, Lara Stemple

This track features speakers who have devoted their careers to understanding and promoting health equity as it relates to gender and sexual identity. In the context of armed conflict, motherhood, cancer care, or public health leadership and advocacy, this track will enable attendees to gain a wide perspective on how our speakers are shifting priorities, empowering communities, and building the future for women and the LGBTQ community around the world.

2. Community Health and Innovation: Selwyn O. Rogers, Sriram Shamasunder, Fátima G. Rodríguez, Chase Adam

Communities, both physical spaces and groups of people, engender connection and a sense of belonging. This track features speakers who innovate at the intersection of individual and community health in the US and around the globe. From trauma surgery in South Side Chicago to mental health in Chiapas, Mexico, from creating a tech platform for universal health coverage to training frontline health professionals – these talks will focus on driving healthcare solutions for global communities. 

3. Environmental Advocacy and Health After Disaster: Haroutune Armenian, Richard M. Walden, Catherine Thomasson, Mijin Cha

These days, it seems like disaster is everywhere. Perhaps the only thing more pervasive are the health impacts of these disasters, both natural and manmade. From physicians advocating against fracking to an NGO providing humanitarian aid after the disasters of 2017, researching the communities of workers that extract our fossil fuels and the decades-long impact of the 1988 Armenian earthquake, the speakers in this track highlight the current reality and ways forward for health amid environmental crisis. 

4. Immigration, Displacement, and Marginalization: Parveen Parmar, Paula Palmer, Rebecca Trotzky-Sirr, Dr. Elizabeth Barner

This track highlights speakers dedicated to careers in health equity and justice for a wide variety of peoples, including communities particularly subject to marginalization, persecution, rejection, or attack. Our speakers dedicate their careers to serving the health and human rights of these communities: they will speak to this direct service and bring to their talk members of the communities they serve. This track will provide insight into the health of displaced, immigrating, or marginalized peoples here in Los Angeles and around the globe and discuss what is required of us to better listen to and lift up the voices of these communities.