Leading efforts to run a behavioral neurology clinic in Peru. Creating a network in frontotemporal dementia and exploring difficulties relating to diagnosis. Carrying out research into the validation of cognitive screening tests and the genetics of dementia.
Developing and strengthening long-term care and social care systems and practices, so they become more equitable through inclusion and by enhancing the quality of life for people with cognitive impairment.
Conducting research on the health care utilization of people living with dementia and their caregivers, primarily in Sweden. Estimating the cost-effectiveness of different interventions in clinical settings.
Developing new aging and brain health research in sub-Saharan Africa to better understand the burden of dementia and raise awareness. Encouraging initiatives that support caregivers and train health care professionals.
Improving understanding of the impact of health and social care system design on patterns of care and spending for those with dementia and their families/ caregivers. Aiming to reduce the devastating financial toll of dementia.
Working for the Galician Health Service as a clinician with an interest in dementia and behavioral neurology. Aiming to improve communication between clinicians and patients, and increase patient access to nonpharmacological care and support.
Geriatric Medicine Specialist, Geriatric Department
Working to develop a comprehensive care program for the management of patients with cognitive disorders and caregiver support. Developing geriatric services to optimize care of chronic diseases, such as dementia, affecting the Peruvian elderly.
Researching the relationship between cognitive reserve and cognitive decline by analyzing population data from high, middle and low income countries to identify mid-life risk factors for dementias. Developing a training program for caregivers.
Developing strategies to reduce the economic burden of Alzheimer's disease and other forms of dementia through public policy interventions that better support individuals, family care partners, and the public programs that fund care.
Developing strategies to evaluate cognition in low education populations. Working on the development of screening tools for cognitive impairment to identify cognitive decline in individuals with low schooling.
Leading efforts to build inclusive communities through co-producing research with people living with dementia and developing social entrepreneurial ventures to connect and support dementia-focused leaders.
Developing an intervention program using online cognitive training with adults with Down syndrome to examine the effects on levels of executive function. Identifying early biomarkers of dementia for people with Down syndrome.
Practicing a blend of creative writing, comics, art and anthropology. Believing in the power of the arts for social change. Offering ways to heal from and to end global challenges of dehumanisation, dementia, racism, and genocide.
Investigating how the stress resulting from war and displacement affects rates of dementia in a group of refugees in the Middle East. Co-designed and co-created the Atlantic Fellows Thematic Forum in Jordan for learning about migration and health.
Part of 10/66 Dementia Research Group, carrying out population-based research into dementia in low income and middle income countries, focusing on frontotemporal dementias research and neuropsychiatric symptoms in dementia.
Improving prevention, diagnosis, and treatment strategies for older adults living with HIV and HIVassociated neurocognitive disorder, as well as promoting dementia awareness and early diagnosis in Mexico.
Assistant Professor, Division of Geriatrics & Philip R. Lee Institute for Health Policy Studies
Developing mixed-methods evidence and interventions to address palliative care needs of people with dementia, prion disease, and other serious illnesses through clinical interventions, systems of care, or equitable policy supporting quality of life.
Examining the influence of cultures and ethics of neoliberalism on the provision of non-beneficial, high-intensity, life-sustaining treatments near the end of life in older adults with dementia in the US and UK.
Developing an anatomicalspecific and linguistically adapted Chinese Language Assessment in PPA (CLAP) battery for the Chinesespeaking population. Studying the impact of cultural characteristics on social cognitive functions.
Developing computerized memory tests for early detection of Alzheimer's disease, including the first serious game that older adults can use on their own to screen for signs of subtle cognitive decline.
Researching cognitive impairment and biomarkers in the continuum of sporadic Alzheimer's disease and in Down syndrome to provide insights into the biological and epidemiological contributors to Alzheimer's disease.
Researching admixture, ethnicity and health-social disparities in dementia. Developing a program in Cuba to train health care providers and educate the community about aging, mental health and dementia.
Producing a radio program with high-profile musicians and clinical scientists about aging and the creative process, showing how brains benefit from musical engagement. Also developing a musical curriculum for adult day health.
Developing new project prototypes, infused with art and creativity, backed by solid evidence and responding to need and local circumstance to help reduce the fear of age and its related illnesses among elders.
Exploring the role that community services such as Alzheimer cafés play in supporting social citizenship and developing a psychosocial evaluation strategy to mobilize and enhance psychosocial interventions.
Researching how animal-assisted therapies and interventions could affect care and improve outcomes in a variety of environments and applications, in particular, the use of therapy dogs working with dementia patients and their caregivers.
Developing strategies to address the backlog of patients requiring essential health services in the public sector in uMgungundlovu, KwaZulu-Natal. Her specific focus is cataract surgery services and universal eye health.
Advocating for access to community-based mental health care and treatment services in underserved communities. Addressing bottlenecks in the health system with design strategies that enhance service delivery.
Advancing the rights and improving the lives of young people and women living on farms, through the experiential knowledge of growing up on a farm herself. Addressing social injustices and inequalities through a human rights context.
Assisting the South African National Aids Council as Trustees Member, also appointed as a student representative in the Ministerial Technical Task Team for Sexual & Gender-Based Violence in Institutions of Higher Learning (2017).
Providing support and guidance to women-led, not-for-profit organizations on good governance and best financial management practices. Advocating for the parental involvement in sexual and reproductive health education.
Providing novel and integrated solutions in health for communities in remote places, in Monitoring, Evaluation, Research and Learning and Technical Support Services for USAID/ South Africa's Health Office.
Africa Coordinator, Global Green and Healthy Hospitals Initiative
Developing strategies to address the health sector's climate footprint through research, training and the implementation of sustainable health care practices in Africa. Building relationships and developing policies to address environmental health issues.
Addressing issues of access to basic sanitation, water and a healthy environment for all, with special focus on identifying conditions posing an environmental health risk and addressing access to effective and dignified basic services.
Researcher and Public Health Specialist, Faculty of Medicine
Conducting research and advocating for the rights and protection of older adults, refugees and migrant workers. Building and training young minds to stand up for equity and social justice from the health perspective.
Senior Researcher, International Health Policy Program
Focusing on research into universal health coverage, especially in low and middle income countries. Researching the health of migrants and vulnerable populations, applying epidemiology and econometrics.
Strengthening public health emergency preparedness and response capacity through engaging with stakeholders to implement the national health security plan, ensuring equitable access to health services.
Pursuing ethnographic and qualitative researches on medical, social, and environmental issues relevant to the Philippines and the region. Writing for the Philippine Daily Inquirer and other publications.
Building the capacity of public law enforcement to rescue and protect children in vulnerable communities against violent offenders. His current project focuses on the online sexual exploitation of children.
Leading field implementation of UNICEF's landmark research project on the management of severe acute malnutrition, which contributed to the effective scale up process of this life-saving intervention for children.
Lecturer, Social Work, University of Social Sciences and Humanities
Creating change through supporting access to health and social services for vulnerable and disadvantaged populations, such as children in special circumstances, persons with disabilities, HIV/AIDs patients and marginalized groups
Strengthening health systems to tackle health and social inequity issues for the poor and vulnerable populations through the strategic purchasing of primary health care services to improve quality in the non-public sector.
Researcher, Center for Health and Policy Management, Faculty of Medicine, Public Health and Nursing
Supporting hospitals to improve services in collaboration with local government to strengthen Indonesia's health system. Researching the inequitable distributions of hospitals and health services of remote areas in Indonesia.
Health Systems Researcher/Faculty Member, Ramathibodi Medical School
Applying systems thinking to solve complex issues, such as regional governance of Thailand's Universal Health Coverage, communitybased health interventions for vulnerable populations, and patient safety in health workforce planning.
Writing about culturally taboo topics such as sexual and reproductive health to bridge the gap between vulnerable women in Philippine society and legislators who draft policies that affect their rights.
Developing coherent and compelling positions, using primarily the rights-based approach, to ensure that requests of government agencies for legal assistance to their bills, rules and regulations are in line with the constitution and laws.
Research Scientist, Department of Medical Research
Enhancing social justice in health through research of vulnerable populations. Initiating efforts to improve the practice of evidencebased policy-making by mentoring and facilitating data to the policy program in Myanmar.
Enabling Digital Trust and catalyzing financial inclusion through VIDA, an earlystage technology company providing a frictionless and secure digital identity system. Supporting entrepreneurs, investing and health equity issues.
Providing education via mobile classrooms to children in Myanmar who are in indentured servitude at teashop restaurants. Working to develop policies and strategies to address inclusivity and equity in education.
Strengthening primary health care by focusing on the community-based health service through private sector involvement. Running two community medical centers, providing over 100,000 outpatient visits a year.
Leading the organization towards conservation excellence and efficiency. Protecting biodiversity and preserving its habitats, combatting illegal wildlife trade, as well as implementing plastic pollution reduction programs in major coastal cities.
Director, Thailand Research Center for Health Service Systems
Focusing on health service systems in Thailand, including universal coverage, quality management, health sector financing, and health security schemes. Also working to promote equity and quality in education.
Publishing widely in national and international scientific journals; undertaking research studies on health and health care in Viet Nam on topics including the social determinants of health, non-communicable diseases, and universal health coverage.
Leading research into maternal and child health and the health system in Cambodia. Leading in the fight against HIV/AIDS. Working to develop a national health management and leadership training curriculum.
Infectious Disease Clinical Instructor and Research Fellow, School of Medicine
Utilizing politics and heath policy to improve health care access in the rural United States. Researching social innovation and entrepreneurship for sexual and reproductive health in resource-limited settings around the world.
Advocating to improve child health and wellbeing in Oregon. Uniting the voices of communities directly affected by early health and learning disparities and co-creating solutions to ensure healthy and thriving children.
Developing national child-related policies, programs, strategies, and communication material to promote child protection, wellbeing, and holistic development. Promoting mental health and wellness through workshops.
Psychiatrist and Family Physician, Inpatient Medical Director for Psychiatric and Behavioural Health Services
Improving health care access and quality across multiple domains by overseeing consultation and inpatient psychiatric services. Working to decrease stigma in mental health and caring for marginalized populations.
Public Health Specialist and Adjunct Associate Professor, Indian Institute of Public Health Delhi
Teaching a public health program for postgraduate students, focusing on health equity. Developing a communication strategy for one division of a state in India to increase health information access to low-literate populations.
Family Physician & Family Medicine Residency Faculty
Practicing family and community medicine and partnering with families in Contra Costa County, California, to help people lead healthy and well lives. Cultivating leaders and change agents in young people and learners.
Senior Data Analyst, Muskie School of Public Service
Designing, developing, and managing projects within the Muskie School of Public Service. Assisting with publications and dissemination, collecting and analyzing data, and mentoring graduate assistants.