"'Engineering' incentives to improve fever management in Kenya"

Oct 10, 2016, 12:15 pm1:15 pm
015 Robertson Hall
Students, Faculty, Fellows & Staff - registration required


Event Description

Lunch Seminar

Wendy Prudhomme-O'Meara, Associate Professor in Medicine and Global Health, Duke University

Dr. O’Meara is an Associate Professor in Medicine and Global Health at Duke University. She has been living and working in Kenya for the last ten years where she is a visiting lecturer at Moi University and a Co-director of Field Research for the AMPATH consortium. Dr. O’Meara’s work focuses on malaria diagnosis, treatment, and drug resistance. She has conducted several large field studies and randomized controlled trials in western Kenya to understand malaria transmission, prevention, and to improve rational drug use through expansion of malaria diagnosis. Her approach to improving access to and use of malaria diagnosis relies on innovative incentive structures to change the way diagnostic testing is used in case management. She is also interested in spatial approaches to measuring the impact of health systems on child health and mapping the spatial scales of malaria transmission. 

Lunch will be served.

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This event is co-sponsored by the Woodrow Wilson School's Center for Health & Wellbeing.