Research seminar: February 25, 2022

 New and persisting challenges for global health

February 25, 2022

This presentation reviews key challenges to global health. More specifically, Dr. Hyder discusses current challenges and challenges expected in the future, with a special reference to vulnerable populations and LMICs. The talk will propose some new thinking around these issues.

Adnan Ali Hyder, MD

Dr. Hyder is the Senior Associate Dean for Research and Professor of Global Health in the Milken Institute School of Public Health at George Washington University. He also serves as the founding Director of the Center on Commercial Determinants of Health at George Washington University and the Bioethics Interest Group at Milken Institute School of Public Health. He received his M.D. from the Aga Khan University, Pakistan and obtained his MPH and PhD in Public Health from Johns Hopkins University.

He has co-authored over 375 scientific peer-reviewed papers and numerous world reports with organizations like the World Bank, World Health Organization, and UNICEF. He has worked in over 85 countries around the world, served in leadership positions at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, and has been an advisor to several internal organizations.

For over 20 years, Dr. Hyder has worked to improve global health in low- and middle-income countries (LMICs) across Africa, Asia, Latin America, and the Middle East and pioneered empirical work around ethics, injuries, health systems, and non-communicable diseases. He has conducted studies focusing on defining the epidemiological burden, understanding risk factors, exploring potential interventions, estimating economic impact, and appreciating the socio-cultural correlates of non-communicable diseases and their risk factors around the world. Dr. Hyder has led a series of conceptual and empirical studies on research ethics, health systems ethics, and ethics of health policy and systems research. He has extensive experience leading large capacity development programs in low-middle income countries including several major training grants funded by the National Institutes of Health.