Conversation with Dr. Joel G. Breman

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On November 13, 2019, USC IIGH, in collaboration with the USC Dornsife Spatial Sciences Institute, hosted Dr. Joel Breman for a talk on his robust career in global health titled “A Life in Global Health: Expect the Unexpected”.

Dr. Breman’s global health career began in Guinea, Burkina Faso, and other countries in francophone West Africa where he battled smallpox and measles as a physician-epidemiologist working for the United States Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. He has focused on understanding, controlling and eradicating smallpox, malaria, Ebola, guinea worm, and other infectious diseases working in villages at the end of the road and where there is no road. Breman’s affiliations with the CDC, World Health Organization, National Institutes of Health, World Bank, and low- and middle-income countries have given him the opportunity to define and respond to the unfinished infectious diseases agenda and shifting demographic and disease burdens.

https://globalhealth.usc.edu/fighting-epidemics/

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