2020 triangle global health Virtual annual conference

December 3, 2020

Highlights from the Seventh Annual Triangle Global Health Virtual Conference

on Thursday, December 3, 2020

Global Health in the COVID-19 Era: Leadership in Action






The 2020 Triangle Global Health Annual Conference will explore global health in the COVID-19 era. Global health organizations in North Carolina and around the world are leaders in our collective responses to the COVID-19 pandemic. This conference will showcase North Carolina’s holistic and multifaceted local and global approach to COVID-19 – uniting academic research, policy and planning, vaccine research and development, environmental health, implementation science, big data analytics, and more. In addition, this virtual event will explore the impact of COVID-19 on long-term global health initiatives, such as the drive for universal health care coverage, health system strengthening, and achieving the UN Sustainable Development Goals. We also will explore how COVID-19 is interacting with social movements in the U.S, and globally, accelerating the recognition of racism as a public health issue and the need to decolonize global health. Does the pandemic present an opportunity for better global health vision post-COVID-19?



Keynote speakers:

Agnes Binagwaho, MD, M(Ped), PHD

University of Global Health Equity (UGHE)

Mandy K. Cohen, MD, MPH

North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services (NCDHHS)

Jonathan Quick, MD, MPH

The Rockefeller Foundation

Program Includes:

Renzo Guinto, Drph, MD

Anu Kumar, PhD, MPH

Laura Mkumba, MSCGH

Shehnaz Munshi, Ot, MPH





Fireside Chats:

Gavin Yamey, MD, MPH, MA 

(Duke Global Health Institute)



Lavanya Vasudevan, phd, mph

(Duke Global Health Institute)

Politics and the Pandemic 

Porter DeLaney, MA 

(Kyle House Group)

Assessing Future US Leadership in Global Health post 2020 Election

 Panels and Workshops:


Using Data to Respond to COVID-19 Workforce Needs in Mali & Kenya


Supporting Health Systems Resiliency in the Wake of COVID-19


Putting Health at the Center of COVID-19 Recovery: The Role of NCDs


NIH DR2 Empowering Data Collection for the COVID-19 Research Response


COVID-19 Modeling and Forecasting for Public Health Practice: A Multidisciplinary Collaboration to Support North Carolina’s COVID-19 Response


Global refugee and immigrant health during a COVID pandemic era: Experiences, status, and perspectives on racial health disparities


Capturing Costs and Benefits of Health Innovations      


Distributed Manufacture of Medicines and Vaccines – A Post-COVID Necessity Made Possible by Technology and Data Management Innovations


Global and Local: Multidisciplinary responses to the COVID-19 pandemic        



  Storytelling Sessions:


The Successful Implementation of a COVID-19 Contact Center in Mpumalanga Province, South Africa - Lessons Learned


The Power of Tea Time


 SiningSkwela: Teens for Teens During a Pandemic


Road Safety During Covid-19: Ensuring Millions Get Home Safely During India's Lockdown

  • Andy Stringer, BVSc, PhD, MRCVS (Chair)  – Assistant Professor, Veterinary Global and Public Health, NC State University 

  • Julie  Ann Casani, MD, MPH – Medical Director, Student Health Services, NC State University

  • Heather Henry, PhD – Health Scientist Administrator, NIEHS 

  • Laura Hoemeke, DrPh, MPH – Global Health Consultant, Hoemeke Global, Ltd.  

  • Meagan Meekins, MPH – Monitoring, Evaluation, Research, Learning and Adapting (MERLA) Associate,  RTI International 

  • David Nelson, MA – Director of Knowledge Management,  IntraHealth International 

  • Sydney Nadel – Triangle Global Health Consortium

  • Rae Jean Proeschold-Bell, PhD – Associate Research Professor, Duke Global Health Institute, Duke University

  • Naya  Villarreal, MPH – Program Coordinator, UNC Gillings School of Global Public Health 

  • Aubrey  Weber, MPH – Technical Officer, Research Utilization, FHI 360 

2020 Triangle Global Health Virtual Annual Conference Planning Committee: 

conference sponsors

Platinum Sponsors


Gold Sponsors

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Triangle Healthcare Executives’ Forum of NC has partnered with Triangle Global Health Consortium to offer 10 hours of ACHE Qualified Education credit toward advancement or recertification in the American College of Healthcare Executives for attendance. Participants in this program should list their attendance in their ACHE profile to have the credits applied.  

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