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Citizen Science Program presents

Citizen Science Guest Lecture Series: Dr. Kaveh Khoshnood

Conflict and Health: The Role of Public Health Professionals

Wednesday, January 16, 2013

[Citizen Science Guest Lecture Series: Dr. Kaveh Khoshnood]
Violence causes more than 1.6 million deaths worldwide every year and with the majority of these occurring in low- and middle-income countries. In U.S., violence is also a major cause of mortality and morbidity, with homicide as the second leading cause of death among youth aged 10-24 years. In this presentation, we will discuss the role of public health and epidemiology in understanding and responding to the epidemic of violence in U.S. and globally.


Dr. Kaveh Khoshnood is an associate professor at the Yale School of Public Health. He is trained as an infectious disease epidemiologist and his primary research interests are the epidemiology, prevention and control of HIV/AIDS and tuberculosis among drug users, prisoners and other at risk populations in United States and in resource-poor countries. Dr. Khoshnood's other interests are the examination of the links among health, human rights and violent conflict and ethical dilemmas in research involving vulnerable populations. Dr. Khoshnood conducts research in U.S., China and Middle East and teaches courses on HIV/AIDS, global health and research methods and ethics.

Time: 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm

Location: Olin Hall