Global Public Health Seminar Series Schedule

Seminar Schedule: Spring 2022

Mondays 2:00-2:50 MST, Recorded presentations will be posted here following their conclusion.





Zoom Registration Link/Recording


Emily Mendenhall, PhD, MPH, Professor, STIA Program, Edmund A. Walsh School of Foreign Service, Gerogetown University "Unmasked: COVID, Community, and the Case of Okoboji" Gilbert Quintero Video Recording:


Mark Nichter, MPH, PhD

Regents Professor Emeritus, University of Arizona

"Developing a Buruli Ulcer Community of Practice in Bankim, Cameroon: A Model for Neglected and Emerging Disease Outreach in Africa"

Gilbert Quintero Video Recording:


Donna Bainbridge, PT, EdD, AT-Ret, CIFT

Special Olympics Global Advisor for FUNfitness & Fitness

Chair, World Physical Therapy Network on Intellectual and Development Disabilities

Adjunct Clinical Professor, UM College of Health Professions and Biomedical Sciences

"The Three-legged Stool: Special Olympics Strategy to Promote Global Health Equity for People with Intellectual Disabilities"

Kimber McKay

Video Recording:


Ethan Walker, PhD, MPH

Assistant Professor, UM School of Public and Community Health Sciences

"Impact of Wood-burning Justa Cookstove on Household Air Pollution and Cardiometabolic Health in Rural Honduras"

Kimber McKay

Video Recording:


No Seminar (President's Day Holiday)


Michelle Grocke-Dewey, PhD,

Assistant Professor, Montana State University


Health and Wellness Specialist, MSU Extension

"Building Subjective Well Being Schema Among Ethnic Tibetans" Kimber McKay

Video Recording:


Angela Luis, PhD, Associate Professor, Wildlife Biology Program, W.A. Franke College of Forestry and Conservation

"How Biodiversity Affects Zoonotic Disease Risk: Hantavirus as a Case Study”

Kimber McKay Video Recording:


Mimi Nichter, PhD

Professor Emerita, School of Anthropology, University of Arizona

"Building Capacity for Tobacco Cessation in Indonesia: From Formative Research to Community-Based Interventions" Gilbert Quintero Video Recording:


No Seminar (Spring Break)




Patrick Linn, MD

Consultant, Logistics Management Institute


Returned Peace Corps Volunteer, Senegal


MPA - International Development, Princeton University School of Public and International Affairs 

"All That Glitters - Mercury and Gold in the Sahel:

Results from an educational and appropriate technology intervention to address mercury exposure among residents of eight artisanal, small-scale mining communities in southeastern Senegal"

Kimber McKay Video Recording:

Juthika Thaker, MHA, BDS

PhD Candidate & Graduate Research Assistant, School of Public & Community Health Sciences

"Engaging Non-Physician Healthcare Personnel in Improving the Human Papillomavirus (HPV) Vaccination Rates in Montana: A Research Update"

Sophia Newcomer Video Recording:

Tony Banbury


President and CEO, International Foundation for Electoral Systems

Former U.N. Under-Secretary-General and Head of UNMEER, the U.N.'s only emergency health mission

"Lessons from the 2014 Ebola Crisis - And What's Missing from the International Response to the Covid Pandemic" Video Link:

D'Shane Barnett, MS

Director and Health Officer, Missoula City-County Health Department

PhD Candidate, School of Public & Community Health Sciences

"American Indian Traditional Ceremonial Practices (TCP): Addressing Problem Substance Use in a Multi-tribal Urban Community"

Annie Belcourt

Video Recording:

4/25 Master in Public Health (MPH) Students UM SPCHS MPH Applied Practice Experience (APE) Presentations Leigh Taggart

Video Recordings: 


Alexandria Albers -


Morgan Miller -


Erin Schmitt -


Madalen Bieter Lete -


Leo John Bird -


5/2 Master in Public Health (MPH) Students UM SPCHS MPH Applied Practice Experience (APE) Presentations Leigh Taggart

Video Recordings:


Steffi Johns -


Seana Westcarr-Gray -


Diane Brown -


Sarah Levitsky -