The Health and the Public Interest (HAPI) Graduate Program would like to invite the GU community and public to the next installment of the HAPI Hour Seminar Series. The HAPI Seminar Series is a forum in which students, faculty, and the community can engage with key leaders in health care research, policy, and advocacy.  

Wednesday, March 27 at 5:30pm to 6:30pm

Car Barn, Rm 201, 3520 Prospect St., N.W., Washington

Dr. Greg Pappas, Associate Director for National Surveillance, Center for Biologicals Evaluation and Research, FDA/DHHS, will present his view of the US response to the global HIV epidemic based on the roles he played over the period of a decade, based on theoretical perspectives on public policy and globalization.

Gregory Pappas, M.D., Ph.D is the Associate Director for Medical Device Surveillance at the FDA Center for Devices and Radiological Health (CDRH).  He previously served as the Senior Deputy Director of HAHSTA (HIV/AIDS, Hepatitis, STD, and TB Administration) for the District of Columbia, Department of Health. He has worked professionally in over 30 countries. Dr. Pappas served as the Noordin M. Thobani Professor at the Aga Khan University (AKU), where he was the Chairman of the Department of Community Health Sciences in Karachi, Pakistan. While serving as Medical Director of the Futures Group, he designed and implemented the monitoring and evaluation plan for the antiretroviral program of AIDS Relief, working in nine countries in Africa and the six countries in the Caribbean. Dr. Pappas served in a variety of positions over a 17 year period in the Department of Health and Human Services including his role as Senior Policy Advisor to the Assistant Secretary for Health/Surgeon General, David Satcher. For ORC Macro, as Deputy Director of the Demographic and Health Survey (DHS), he planned and implemented innovative surveys in Uganda, Mali, Uzbekistan, and Dominican Republic. At NCHS, he worked on many of the large national data systems and led the National Health Survey of Pakistan, a nationally representative health examination survey of over 16,000 sample persons.

Dr. Pappas is author of numerous articles, including his work in the New England Journal of Medicine “The increasing disparity in mortality between socioeconomic groups in the United States” and his book with Cornell University Press, “The Magic City: unemployment in a working class community.” Dr. Pappas also served as Chair of the Science Board and member of the Executive Board of the American Public Health Association. His book “Megacities and Global Health” (APHA Press) with Omar Khan was published in 2012.

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