Quarterly Global Health Seminar for Residents & Fellows


9/1, Tuesday, 6 - 7 p.m.

12/1, Tuesday, 6 - 7 p.m.

2/2, Tuesday, 6 - 7 p.m.

5/4, Tuesday, 6 - 7 p.m.

TOPIC: Humanitarian Emergencies

DETAILS: Sep 8, 2020 06:00 PM Pacific Time (US and Canada)

Speaker: Dr. David Townes, from the emergency medicine department present on humanitarian emergencies.

Join Zoom Meeting: https://uw-phi.zoom.us/j/92758814022

Dr. Townes joined the faculty at the University of Washington in 2001 in the Division of Emergency Medicine. In addition, he is currently a Public Health and Medical Technical Advisor to the Office of Foreign Disaster Assistance (OFDA) at the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) and Medical Epidemiologist in the Emergency Response and Recovery Branch (ERRB) at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). In this capacity his interests and responsibilities include providing expert technical advice, formulating and conveying OFDA public health policy and technical positions, reviewing all health proposals submitted to OFDA, and design, implementation, and monitoring and evaluation of some OFDA funded programs.

His research interests include response to complex humanitarian emergencies, disease surveillance in humanitarian emergencies, health policy for humanitarian emergencies, refugee and internally displaced populations, and malaria.

The lecture will be recorded here for those who will not be able to make it.


Global Health seminars will be held quarterly during IM noon conference slots at UWMC, HMC and the VA, and quarterly in the evenings at UWMC – for now these will be held via zoom. We will upload the zoom session here in the coming days. All are welcome to join!