Group 1

Pandemics: Exploring their Past, Present and the Future
National History Honor Society Seniors Tanya Eathakotti
and Sydney Sariol

Debate: The Implications of Climate Change on Global Health
Varsity Debate students

Critical and Historical Perspectives on Global Health
Alumnae Catherine Mas ’08, Doctoral Candidate in History at Yale University

The PIH Model: Research, Teaching, Service, Advocacy and
Accompaniment

Katie Kralievits, Chief of Staff to Dr. Paul Farmer, Partners In Health

Group 2

Children at Work: An Exploration of Literature that Examines the Issue of Child Labor
IB Language and Literature Students

Exploring Ebola Through an Artistic Lens: How does an Epidemic in
Sierra Leone Plead for a Paradigm Shift?

International Baccalaureate Visual Art Seniors

Hunger in Latin America: The Venezuelan Crisis
AP Spanish Language and Culture students

Framing the Conversation: How do the value systems inherent in our own identity and unique perspective in the world inform our understanding of global health inequity?
Ebony Rhodes, Director of Community Partners
Lillian Solis-Silva, Coordinator of Junior-Senior Pathways

Nonprofits that Work for the Right to Health Care
Jonny Dorsey, Director of Innovation and Policy at the Emerson Collective

Group 3

Choosing to Serve or Merely Shutdown: Exploring Engagement in Social Justice
Psychology students

Malnutrition and Neurological Disorders resulting from Global Health Inequality
Science National Honor Society students

Statistics Speak a Thousand Words
Sophomore Math students will discuss issues impacting global health, through the vehicle of statistics. Each group will present a statistic linked to global health, followed by an interactive discussion of their impact and suggestions for the next steps in addressing the issues raised.

The Economics of Global Health Equity and How to Make Foreign Aid More Effective
Abbey Marks Gardner, Senior Adviser, Aid Delivery Support Initiative

Group 4

Dazzle them with Data: Engaging Global Health and Development Statistics for the Layperson

International Baccalaureate Theory of Knowledge students will present and discuss Hans Rosling’s spectacular dynamic visual graphics revealing a creative and educational perspective on human development progress. Makes the case for a broader public exposure to understand the development challenges and achievements. Will explore his internationally-renown Gapminder online site.

In addition, we will view and discuss Joel Selanikio’s TEDTalk “The big-data revolution in healthcare.” The focus here is on advancements in the acquisition, analysis, and reporting of timely, comprehensive and accurate global health data. We will explore the MAGPI online site, founded by Selanikio, now used for health education, outbreak response, program coordination, monitoring, evaluation, and more.

Catholic Social Teaching: Perspectives on the Right to Health Care Insurance Coverage
Senior Catholic Social Teaching students

Mary’s Meals- A Simple Solution to World Hunger
Patricia Farrell Burns, Executive Director of Mary’s Meals
Diane DiScipio Driscoll, Head of Communications for Mary’s Meals USA