Global Health Day 2019


Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health
615 N. Wolfe St.
Baltimore, MD


March 28, 2019
12:00pm – 3:30pm


8:00 AM - 11: 45 AM: Poster Judging
(Feinstone Hall, closed to public)

12:00 PM - 1:30 PM: Awards & Keynote Speaker
Dr. Michele Barry, Director of the Stanford Center for Innovation in Global Health, Stanford University 
(Sommer Hall) 

1:30 PM - 3:30 PM: Student Posters, Presentations & Pizza
(Feinstone Hall)

Event Summary

Johns Hopkins Global Health Day 2019 is on Thursday, March 28, 2019

Each year, as a part of the international community, the Center for Global Health celebrates Global Health Day by sharing and informing global health knowledge, expertise and experiences with the Johns Hopkins, local, and international communities. March 28th will feature keynote speaker Dr. Michele Barry, faculty mentorship awards, lunch, and a student poster session.

This event is co-sponsored by the Johns Hopkins Center for Global Health and the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health MPH Program.

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Keynote Speaker: Dr. Michele Barry, MD FACP, Director of the Stanford Center for Innovation in Global Health, Stanford University  

Michele Barry, MD, FACP, FASTMH is Professor of Medicine and Tropical Diseases at Stanford University. She is the Director of the Center for Innovation in Global Health and Senior Associate Dean for Global Health. As one of the co-founders of the Yale/Stanford Johnson and Johnson Global Health Scholar Award program, she has sent over 1,500 physicians overseas to underserved areas to help strengthen health infrastructure in low resource settings. As a past President of the American Society of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene (ASTMH), she led an educational initiative in tropical medicine and travelers health which culminated in diploma courses in tropical medicine both in the U.S. and overseas, as well as a U.S. certification exam. Dr. Barry is an elected member of the National Academy of Medicine (NAM) and National Academy of Sciences since 2002. She has been selected for Best Doctors in America and currently sits on the NAM Board on Global Health. She is also the 2018 recipient of AMWA’s highest award – the Elizabeth Blackwell medal for creating pathways for women in medicine.

Talk Title: "Climate’s Impact on Megacity Health"

As the world urbanizes, megacities, or rapidly developing urban centers with populations of 10 million or more inhabitants, present a unique opportunity to understanding the future of planetary health. Urbanization brings both health benefits and threats to megacities, particularly as a result of increasing vulnerabilities due to climate change. Innovative interventions being designed and implemented in megacities to cultivate a more resilient and healthy planet will be described.

Faculty Mentorship Awards: 

As students cultivate and expand their knowledge of global health through working abroad, they receive support, guidance and mentorship from faculty at Johns Hopkins, as well as from their partners and collaborators. Global Health Day seeks to recognize and honor this hard work by providing awards to those exceptional Hopkins faculty mentors.

Do you want to recognize your mentor or advisor for outstanding global health mentorship? Contact Paul Whong ( for information.

Student Posters

Students who awarded the GHEFP, GHFRA, GEMS, Paul Lietman Fellowship, or MPH Field Experience Awards in 2018 are required to present posters on Global Health Day. 

Please see the poster guidelines and abstract submission form below: 

>> Poster Guidelines
>> Abstract Submission

Abstracts must be submitted by March 01, 2019. 

Questions about Global Health Day? 

Contact: | 410-502-9871


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