Confirmed speakers

Confirmed invited speakers at DevRes 2022.

Esther Bayiga

Esther Bayiga is a PhD candidate at the School of Public Health, at Makerere University (MakSPH). Her PhD research, funded by the German Federal Ministry of Education, focuses on pedestrian safety and the built environment in Kampala city, Uganda. She is also a research fellow in the department of Disease Control and Environmental health were she specializes in road safety research. She was a 2015-2016 NIH Fogarty fellow under the Johns Hopkins-Makerere University collaboration on Trauma, Injury and disability research. She sees the need to discuss ‘decolonization’ after her years working in research projects funded by different agencies and the positions she has held as a young scholar involving different partnerships. We are pleased to have her as a speaker for our plenary and panel session titled ‘Research and education in global health and development; are movements for ‘decolonization’ actually shifting power systems?’

Dr. Maria Elena Bottazzi

Dr. Maria Elena Bottazzi is the Associate Dean of the National School of Tropical Medicine and Co-director of Texas Children’s Hospital Center for Vaccine Development at Baylor College of Medicine in Texas. She is a vaccinologist and global health advocate for neglected tropical diseases. One of her ongoing programs (alongside Dr. Hotez) has been the development of a patent-free COVID-19 vaccine (Corbevax – in partnership with Biological E, Ltd.), for which has led to a Nobel Peace Prize nomination for their efforts to bring forth global vaccine diplomacy and equity. We are pleased to have her as a speaker for our plenary session titled ‘What is meant by ‘sustainable health’ from a COVID-19 perspective?’ with her perspective on vaccine development.

Dr. Sandro Demaio

Dr. Sandro Demaio is a medical doctor and public health expert and currently the Chief Executive Officer of VicHealth a foundation focusing on preventing chronic disease and promoting good health. He has an extensive background as the CEO of the EAT Foundation and was the Medical Officer for non-communicable conditions and nutrition at the World Health Organization. He has held fellowships at both Harvard Medical School and Johns Hopkins School of Public Health. He also co-founded NCDFREE, a social movement against chronic disease. We are pleased to have him as a speaker for our plenary session titled ‘Intersectorality of prevention, NCDs as an example’.

Dr. Luz Maria De-Regil

Dr. Luz Maria De-Regil is the Unit Head for the Multisectoral Action in Food Systems at the World Health Organization. She has spent over 20 years working in the field of global nutrition and health and works with partners across sectors to create policies and national roadmaps to help people fulfill their rights to affordable, nutritious and safe foods. We are pleased to have her as a speaker for our plenary session titled ‘Intersectorality of prevention, NCDs as an example’.

Dr. Diane Gashumba

Dr. Diane Gashumba is the Ambassador of Rwanda to the Kingdom of Sweden (with jurisdiction over Norway, Finland, Denmark and Iceland). She is a senior pediatrician, medical administrator, Global Gender Advocate and politician and has worked with USAID as both a Senior Team Leader and Deputy Chief of Party. She also served as the Minister of Gender and Family Promotion and was the Minister of Health in the Cabinet of Rwanda. She served in several boards including as co- chair of the he WHO Digital Health Technical working Group and board member of Global Health Corps. We are pleased to have her as a speaker for our first plenary ‘Transforming development research for sustainability
Ambassador Diane’s Linkedin, Twitter: @DianeGashumba and Instagram: dianegashumba

Dr. Lisa Schipper

Dr. Lisa Schipper is the Ida Pfeiffer Visiting Professor at the University of Vienna during the Fall/Winter Semester 2022/3 and was until recently Research Fellow at the Environmental Change Institute at the University of Oxford. Her work focuses on adaptation to climate change in developing countries, and looks at gender, religion and culture to understand what drives vulnerability. Until its completion in February 2022, she was Co-ordinating Lead Author for Chapter 18 (Climate Resilient Development Pathways) for the Sixth Assessment Report of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC). We are pleased to have her as a speaker for our first plenary ‘Transforming development research for sustainability’. twitter – @schipper_lisa

Contact

Academic Conferences
Box 7059
750 07 Uppsala, Sweden
Phone: + 46 (0) 18 67 10 03
E-mail: DevRes2022@akademikonferens.se

Important dates

6 December 2021: Abstract submission opens
7 March 2022: Extended deadline for abstract submission
End of April 2022: Notification of abstract acceptance
16 May 2022: Opening of registration

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