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LIDC-DTC Seminar Series: What Are the Key Factors in Managing Global Health Catastrophes?

Wednesday, January 11, 2017 - 15:30 to 17:00
LIDC, Upper Meeting Room (103), 36 Gordon Square, WC1H 0PD
Ilan Kelman (UCL Institute for Risk and Disaster Reduction) & David Heymann (London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine)

The first seminar in the LIDC-DTC Seminar Series 2017 discussed 'What Are the Key Factors in Managing Global Health Catastrophes?'. 

Dr Ilan Kelman is based at the UCL Institute for Risk and Disaster Reduction where he co-ordinates the module "Risk and Disaster Reduction Research Tools". He also give lectures, seminars, and workshops around and outside of UCL on topics such as island sustainability, disaster diplomacy, vulnerability and resilience, disability and disaster, climate change, and interdisciplinary research for sustainability. He has supervised a number of dissertations on topics such as, local knowledge for climate change impacts on small islands, post-disaster response in the Philippines, ecosystem-based adaptation, child health and climate policy, and gender-based violence in post-earthquake Haiti. His overall research interest is linking risk, resilience and global health, including the integration of climate change into disaster research and health research.

Dr David Heymann is chair of the Health Protection Agency, United Kingdom, Head of the Centre on Global Health Security at Chatham House, London and Professor of Infectious Disease Epidemiology at the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine. Until April 2009 he was Assistant Director-General for Health Security Environment and Representative of the Director-General for Polio Eradication at the World Health Organization (WHO). Dr Heymann has worked in the area of public health for the past 35 years, 25 of which were on various assignments from the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), and 10 of which have been with the World Health Organization (WHO).