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Public Private Partnership for (PPP4) Global Health Threats

Recorded On: 01/24/2018

You may not be able to make it to Houston, but you can still join in on this special event! This Health Webinar & Face to Face Hybrid Session includes panelists from the U.S. Agency for International Development, ExxonMobil, US Centers for Disease Control and Management Sciences for Health. It will cover topics regarding how we need to be better prepared for global health threats and how partnerships are the way to go for adequate preparedness and response.

Objectives include:

- Describe Global health threat aspects: risks and consequences
- Understand what are the drivers for the Oil and Gas industry engagement in global health threat aspects
- Discuss key global health preparedness and response initiatives and potential partnerships at global and local levels

Register today for this 90 minutes session and get a chance to ask your questions live to the panelists! If you can't watch live, you will have access to the archive version to view at your convenience.

Dr. Dennis Carroll

Director, U.S. Agency for International Development’s (USAID’s) Global Health Security and Development Unit

In this position Dr. Carroll is responsible for providing strategic and operational leadership for the agency's programs addressing new and emerging disease threats. Dr. Carroll also serves as USAID's special representative for global health security. Dr. Carroll was initially detailed to USAID from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) as a senior public health advisor in 1991. In 1995 he was named the agency's senior infectious diseases advisor, responsible for overseeing the agency's programs in malaria, tuberculosis, antimicrobial resistance, disease surveillance, as well as neglected and emerging infectious diseases. In this capacity Dr. Carroll was directly involved in the development and introduction of a range of new technologies for disease prevention and control, including: community-based delivery of treatment of onchocerciasis, rapid diagnostics for malaria, new treatment therapies for drug-resistant malaria, intermittent therapy for pregnant women, and “long-lasting” insecticide treated bed nets for prevention of malaria. He was responsible for the initial design and development of the President’s Malaria Initiative. Dr. Carroll officially left CDC and joined USAID in 2005 when he assumed responsibility for leading the USAID response to the spread of avian influenza. Dr. Carroll has a doctorate in biomedical research with a special focus in tropical infectious diseases from the University of Massachusetts at Amherst. He was a research scientist at Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory where he studied the molecular mechanics of viral infection. Dr. Carroll has received awards from both CDC and USAID, including the 2006 USAID Science and Technology Award for his work on malaria and avian influenza, and the 2008 Administrator’s Management Innovation Award for his management of the agency’s Avian and Pandemic Influenza program.

Hugh Thompson

Executive Vice President, ExxonMobil Production Company

Before being named to his current assignment, Mr. Thompson held the position of Vice President, Asia Pacific, ExxonMobil Production Company in Houston for more than two years. Prior to his assignment in Houston, Mr. Thompson was the Director and Chairman of the ExxonMobil Subsidiaries in Malaysia.  

A native of Scotland, he graduated from Heriot Watt University in Edinburgh, Scotland with a Master's degree in Petroleum Engineering.  

He joined ExxonMobil in 1988. Over the past 20 years he has held positions of increasing responsibility in assignments ranging from Engineering and Operations management, project management and strategic business planning. He has spent the majority of his career in international assignments working in Aberdeen, London and Malaysia as well as domestic assignments in New Orleans, California and Houston.  

Mr. Thompson is a member of the Society of Petroleum Engineers. 

Hugh and his wife Doreen have three children. He enjoys spending time with his family, golfing, skiing and traveling.

Ashley Arabasadi

Policy Advisor, No More Epidemics campaign

Ms. Ashley has over 10 years experience in international health and development. Ashley has worked for International Medical Corps, where she led the organization's efforts on the Global Health Security Agenda; and USAID, where she worked in the Global Health Bureau's Office of Health, Infectious Disease and Nutrition office supporting the Child Survival Health Grants program and the Leadership Initiative for Public Health in East Africa program. She has worked in Afghanistan, Myanmar, Kenya, Tanzania, Uganda, Zambia, Vietnam, Thailand, and the Middle East. Ashley holds a BA from Indiana University and an MSc from the University of Durham, England.

Dr. Judith Monroe

President and CEO, CDC Foundation

Dr. Monroe’s professional focus has centered on the intersection of primary care and public health. Her career has taken her from private medical practice to academia, hospital administration and public health protection. In February 2016, Monroe was named president and CEO of the CDC Foundation. The CDC Foundation mobilizes philanthropic and private-sector resources to support the Centers for Disease Control and Preventions (CDC) critical health protection work. The Foundation manages over 250 CDC-led programs in the United States and in more than 100 countries.

Prior to joining the CDC Foundation, Monroe worked for six years as a CDC deputy director and served as director of the Office for State, Tribal, Local and Territorial Support (OSTLTS). At CDC, Monroe oversaw key activities and technical assistance supporting the nation’s health departments and the public health system.

Before joining CDC, Monroe served as the state health commissioner for Indiana from 2005 to 2010. She was president of the Association of State and Territorial Health Officials (ASTHO) from 2008 to 2009.

Monroe has served on many national advisory committees and boards, such as the Public Health Accreditation Board, Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Public Health Leadership Forum, and the Institute of Medicine’s Roundtable on Population Health. She currently serves on the board of directors for the Georgia Global Health Alliance, National Advisory Committee for the Indiana University Richard M. Fairbanks School of Public Health, External Advisory Committee for Purdue University Public Health Graduate Program, and the Executive Management Team for the Food Fortification Initiative.

Monroe received her doctor of medicine from the University of Maryland and a bachelor of science degree from Eastern Kentucky University. She completed her residency in family medicine at the University of Cincinnati, a rural faculty development fellowship through East Tennessee State University, and a mini-fellowship in obstetrics through the University of Wisconsin. She also participated in the State Health Leadership Initiative at Harvard University’s Kennedy School of Government and received an honorary doctorate from Purdue University in Health and Human Services.

CAPT Nancy Knight

Director, Division of Global Health Protection, CDC

CAPT Knight has worked for CDC for the past ten years.  Currently, she serves as the Director for the Division of Global Health Protection. Formerly, CAPT Knight was the Country Director for CDC-South Africa. Prior to her arrival in South Africa, CAPT Knight served in Kenya as the Director of CDC’s Division of Global HIV and TB‎, and in Nigeria as CDC’s Assistant Director for Clinical Programs for PEPFAR and then as CDC Country Director, where she also provided medical care to the mission community at the Embassy Health Unit in Abuja. 

Throughout her international career, she has led the development, coordination, and implementation of key public health policies and programs.  She provided the oversight and direction to the interagency PEPFAR program in each of these countries, which received $450-$500M annually. She has extensive experience advancing public health priorities through her leadership and close collaboration with government officials and partners.

CAPT Knight began her career with the U.S. government in HRSA’s Bureau of Health Professions in 2001, serving in several different roles, including Branch Chief of the Primary Care Medical Education Branch, Division of Medicine and Dentistry, and Deputy Director, Division of Medicine and Dentistry.  CAPT Knight’s work in the division focused on improving the quality of primary care medical education and services in the United States, and included management of a budget of $93M and more than 450 grants annually.  She has also worked in public health at the local government level with the City of Cincinnati Health Department, providing primary healthcare services and working on a number of response teams responsible for local and regional disaster response planning and coordination.

CAPT Knight received her Bachelor of Arts in Biology and Psychology from Washington University.  She attended the University Of North Carolina School Of Medicine at Chapel Hill, where she graduated with Honors.  She completed her residency training in Family Medicine at the University of Cincinnati, and she is Board Certified in Family Medicine.  Prior to medical school, CAPT Knight served as a Peace Corps Volunteer in Lesotho, where she worked as a secondary school science teacher.

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01/24/2018 at 11:00 AM (EST)   |  90 minutes
01/24/2018 at 11:00 AM (EST)   |  90 minutes
0.15 CEU/1.5 PDH credits  |  Certificate available
0.15 CEU/1.5 PDH credits  |  Certificate available