Date 

Wednesday, February 10th 2016, 12:00pm to 1:00pm

Location 

LH 202

Hosted By 

Global Health Committee-Med School

Details 

Dr. Audet is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Health Policy, the Institute for Global Health and the Center for Medicine, Health and Society at Vanderbilt University.  She received her Ph.D. at Vanderbilt, at which time she began working in Uganda and Kenya overseeing several service learning programs with a focus on HIV, health care delivery, and poverty.  In 2008 she joined the Institute for Global Health at Vanderbilt University as a Post-Doctoral Fellow and began research on barriers to HIV testing and treatment uptake in rural Mozambique. In 2013, she completed her M.Sc. in Epidemiology at the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine.  She has received a career development award from Vanderbilt University to increase traditional healer referrals of HIV-infected patients (2012-2015) and from the National Institutes of Health to assess feasibility of engaging traditional healers as HIV treatment partners (2015-2019). Her research has led to changes in national health policy in Mozambique. Undergraduates, graduate students, medical students, faculty, and students from other schools are all welcome. This is the third speaker event in World Health Week, sponsored by the VUSM Global Health Organization. Lunch provided on a first come, first served basis.