EPI Seminar Series: Sibylle Kristensen, DrPH

Monday, January 29, 2018 - 12:00pm to 1:00pm
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Room 407

Dr. Kristensen is the Chief Operations Officer for One Heart World-Wide, a 501c3 non-profit organization implementing innovative maternal and newborn mortality and morbidity prevention programs in Nepal and Mexico. Additionally, Dr. Kristensen provides technical assistance to reduce local maternal and neonatal mortality to Tiyatien Health in Liberia, and to the Pachamama Alliance's program (Jungle Mamas) in Ecuador. Dr. Kristensen is a perinatal epidemiologist with twenty years of experience in international research and training programs. Born and raised in the Democratic Republic of the Congo, Dr. Kristensen has previous work experience in Asia (Pakistan, Mongolia, mainland China, Tibet, and India), Eastern Europe (Russia and Ukraine) and Africa (Mali, Uganda, Zambia, Rwanda, DRC and Cameroon). Dr. Kristensen has held appointments in the Department of International Health and Development at the Tulane School of Public Health and Tropical Medicine; in the Department of Epidemiology and International Health at the University of Alabama at Birmingham (UAB); in the UAB Center for Community Health; in the Behavioral Core of the UAB Center for AIDS Research and in the Division of Geographic Medicine at UAB. Her research interests include reproductive health, safe motherhood; access to care for vulnerable populations; and psychosocial aspects of health.