John E. Ehiri

University of Arizona, USA

John E. Ehiri is a tenured Professor and the Director of the Division of Health Promotion Sciences in the Mel & Enid Zuckerman College of Public Health, University of Arizona. His research and teaching focus on social and behavioral aspects of public health and on global maternal, child, and adolescent health. He has over 20 years of research, teaching, and service experience in global health. Dr. Ehiri was the Chair of the Executive Committee of the NIH-funded Framework Program for Global Health (2005–2009) at the University of Alabama, Birmingham. The Framework Program is an initiative that seeks to build global health education and research capacity in the United States and in low- and middle-income countries by supporting the development of innovative, multidisciplinary global health programs. Dr. Ehiri also served as the Director of the Master of Community Health (MCommH) Program at the Liverpool School of Tropical Medicine, UK (1999–2002). He has provided technical assistance on various aspects of global health to United Nations and bilateral agencies and has supervised students’ field projects in over 20 countries. Currently, he is a Technical Advisor to the World Health Organization’s Knowledge Translation & Policy Group (KTPG) of the Foodborne Disease Epidemiology Reference Group (FERG)—a WHO initiative to estimate the global burden of foodborne diseases. Dr. Ehiri has received university awards for excellence in teaching, and he has authored/coauthored over 70 peer-reviewed articles in global public health, in addition to a recently edited volume entitled Maternal and Child Health: Global Challenges, Programs and Policies (Springer, New York, 2009).

Biography Updated on 13 November 2011

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