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Global-to-Local Health: Community-Based Approaches to Improving Maternal Cardiovascular Health in St. Louis and Nigeria

Wednesday, November 15, 2023 | 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Eric P. Newman Education Center, Rooms A and B
320 S Euclid Ave, St. Louis, Missouri 63110

Nigeria has one of the highest rates of maternal cardiovascular disease and death. Poor cardiovascular health also negatively affects thousands of pregnant women in St. Louis and other Missouri communities. WashU faculty researchers from the Global Health Center, School of Medicine and the Brown School are joining forces with Nigerian cardiology experts, and Parents as Teachers National Center to address these critical issues. Find out more about these exciting, federally funded projects. This event is being co-sponsored by Here and Next and The Global Health Center at the Institute of Public Health and Department of Medicine

Registration and dinner begin at 6 p.m. with programming starting at 6:20 p.m. RECEPTION TO FOLLOW.

Register HERE

Event Type

Lectures & Presentations, Seminar/Colloquia


Medicine & Health



Global, Here and Next, Public Health
Global Health Center, Institute for Public Health, Office of the Provost
Event Contact


Speaker Information

Program Faculty/Participants

Angela Aifah, PhD
Assistant Professor, Department of Population Health, NYU

Victor G. Dávila-Román, MD
Professor of Medicine, Anesthesiology, and Radiology; Medical Director, Cardiovascular Imaging and Clinical Research Core Laboratory; Director, Global Health Center, Institute for Public Health

Victoria J. Fraser, MD
Adophus Busch Professor of Medicine and Chair, Department of Medicine, Washington University School of Medicine

Debra Haire-Joshu, PhD
​Joyce and Chauncy Buchheit Professorship in Public Health, Brown School and School of Medicine; Director of the Center for Diabetes Translation Research and Center for Obesity Prevention and Policy Research

Mark Huffman, MD
Professor of Medicine, Cardiovascular Division, School of Medicine; Co-Director of the Global Health Center

Allison Kemner, MPH
Senior Vice President and Chief Research Officer, Parents as Teachers National Center

Dineo Khabele, MD
Professor and Chair, Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Washington University School of Medicine

Tiedre Marshall, MEd
Director of Expansion, Parents as Teachers National Center

Dike Ojji, PhD
Associate Professor and Chair, Department of Internal Medicine; Lead Investigator, Cardiovascular Research Unit; University of Abuja Teaching Hospital, Nigeria

Anthony Orji, PhD
Assistant Chief Medical Officer, Abuja Municipal  Area Council; Adjunct Researcher; Cardiovascular Research Unit, University of Abuja Teaching Hospital, Nigeria

William G. Powderly, MD
J. William Campbell Professor of Medicine and co-Director, Infectious Diseases Division, Washington University School of Medicine; Larry J. Shapiro Director, Institute for Public Health; Director, Institute for Clinical and Translational Sciences

Cindy Schwartz, MPH
Associate Director, Center for Obesity Prevention and Policy Research, Brown School

Gabriel Shedul, MPH
Consultant Family Physician and Head Department of Family Medicine, University Abuja Teaching Hospital

Rachel Tabak, PhD
Associate Professor, Brown School 

Dorian Traube, PhD
Professor and Dean, Brown School

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