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Speakers/Chairs

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Robert Black

Professor, Director
Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health
USA
Robert E. Black, M.D., M.P.H. is the Professor and Director of the Institute for International Programs and chair emeritus of the Department of International Health, Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health in Baltimore, Maryland.  Dr. Black is trained in medicine, infectious diseases and epidemiology.  He served as an epidemiologist at the Centers for Disease Control and at institutions in Bangladesh and Peru on research related to childhood infectious diseases and nutrition. Dr. Black’s current research includes field trials of vaccines, micronutrients and other nutritional interventions, effectiveness studies of health programs, and evaluation of preventive and curative health services in low- and middle-income countries.  His other interests are the use of evidence in guiding policy and programs, including estimates of burden of disease, and the strengthening of public health training. He has 700 scientific journal publications and is co-editor of the textbook “Global Health.”