I am an experienced Risk Communication communicator, having worked with WHO to establish an international risk communication standard
I am an experienced broadcast journalist having served 18 years as CNN Senior Medical Correspondent.
I have an experienced public health educator having trained more than 600 journalists in developing countries on responsible public health issues communication
I teach in the Emory University School of Public Health -- Integrated Communications Strategies (500 level course for candidates for the Master of Public Health (MPH) degree.
I am trained in domestic violence mediation for men and am expanding this training to become fully competent in applying its principles to men from diverse cultural, socio-economic, religious, and ethnic settings. This instruction is also applicable to engaging men in other health issues, which are primarily the domain of women in many (most) cultures
I am extremely interested in establishing working relationships with UNICEF, the academic community, Health Ministries and other partners for advancing public health education through a combination of distance learning and personal instruction. (My Emory academic work is based on such a "hybrid" model, whereby the instructor meets personally with students for 12 hours over four days; two at the beginning and end of each semester. The rest of the course is taught on line. This has proven to be an efficient model and would, in the international setting, provide an affordable way for Schools of Public Health to expand their curriculum. Additionally, I would like to faciliate workshops in my areas of expertise with journalists, their usual health sources, academics, policy makers, and multi-lateral organizations to improve health communication strategy and influence.
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