Global Health Colloquium: "LGBT Health and Human Rights: A Global Challenge" - Chris Beyrer
Friday, October 10, 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm
Bowl 1, Robertson Hall
Chris Beyrer, MD, MPH
Professor, Departments of Epidemiology, International Health, and Health Behavior and Society at Johns Hopkins University
President-Elect, the International AIDS Society
Lunch to be served at 11:45 am
A 2010 profile of Dr Chris Beyrer in The Lancet called him an "advocate for social justice and health as a human right" (http://www.thelancet.com/journals/lancet/article/PIIS0140-6736(10)61131-2/fulltext), and his pioneering research over the past thirty years has focused upon populations and places neglected in the global HIV response, including drug users in Asia and Eastern Europe, and men who have sex with men in Africa. Dr. Beyrer has published extensively on these issues, as well as HIV vaccine research, research ethics, and public health and human rights in Burma. He has served as a consultant to the World Bank Institute, the World Bank Thailand Office, The Office for AIDS Research of the U.S. NIH, The Levi Strauss Foundation, The U.S. Military HIV Research Program, the Henry M. Jackson Foundation for the Advancement of Military Medicine, The Open Society Institute, The Royal Thai Army, and numerous other organizations.
Dr. Beyrer serves as Director of the Johns Hopkins Fogarty AIDS International Training and Research Program and as founder and Director of the Center for Public Health and Human Rights at Johns Hopkins. He also serves as Senior Scientific Liaison and Chair of the Injecting Drug Use Working Group of the HIV Vaccine Trials Network (HVTN). He currently has research and/or training activities in Thailand, China, Burma, India, Laos, Malawi, Uganda, Ethiopia, South Africa, Brazil, Russia, and the US. He is the author of the 1998 book War in the Blood: Sex, Politics and AIDS in Southeast Asia (Zed Books, London, St. Martins Press, New York).
This Lecture is co-sponsored by the Center for Health and Wellbeing, the Woodrow Wilson School, and the Program in Gender and Sexuality Studies.