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CUNY SPH Grand Rounds with Dr. Collins Airhihienbuwa, PhD, MPH
September 27, 2017 | 4:00 pm - 5:30 pm
Global Health and Social Justice: A Cultural Journey of the Head and the Heart
Dr. Collins Airhihenbuwa, PhD, MPH
Founder and CEO, U-Rise, LLC
FMR. Dean and Professor, College for Public Health and Social Justice, Saint Louis University, MO
Dr. Collins Airhihenbuwa is a global expert on health behavior and a pioneer in centralizing culture in health behaviors. He has led research collaborations, institutional partnerships, and mentoring of faculty and professional staff at various institutions globally. He is the author of PEN-3 model used to locate health behaviors in cultures. He is a consultant to several UN agencies, including WHO, UNFPA, and UNAIDS. He has authored over 130 articles, book chapters, and books. Books include Health and Culture: Beyond the Western Paradigm (1995); Healing Our Differences: the Crisis of Global Health and the Politics of Identity (2007); He was the lead author of the UNAIDS Communications Framework for HIV/AIDS: A New Direction, 2000, sponsored by UNAIDS and involved 100+ researchers and practitioners from 5 continents with final report translated into French, Spanish and KiSwahili. He is co-author of Public Health Critical Race Praxis. He is a former President and Distinguished Fellow of the Society for Public Health Education and a fellow of the American Academy of Health Behavior and the Academy of Behavioral Medicine Research. Previously, he served as head of the department of Biobehavioral health at Penn State and more recently as Dean of the College for public health and social justice at Saint Louis University. Dr. Airhihenbuwa received a BS from Tennessee State University and an MPH and PhD from the University of Tennessee.