Dr. Stephen Gloyd, a professor of global health and health services at the University of Washington School of Public Health, has been named by the World Health Organization (WHO) Eastern Mediterranean Region as one of 12 commissioners on its Commission on Social Determinants of Health. Dr. Gloyd has expanded the UW involvement by inviting students and faculty to help conduct research for the Commission.
“Several groups of students and I are conducting research and writing chapters for the Commission on how conflict, migration and religion are drivers of social determinants of health in the region” Dr. Gloyd explained. “Nine students from a research work group, who include nationals of Sudan, Somalia, Syria and Egypt, are offering not only their academic expertise but being from the region, they also offer local perspectives.”
Additionally, 24 students in Dr. Gloyd’s fall quarter course, “Problems in Global Health,” elected to contribute to the research and analysis as a project for the course, providing an excellent base of information for the Research Work Group.Friday Letter Submission, Publish on March 27