One-sixth of the world’s population are adolescents, with 90% residing in LMIC. With limited resources, there is a need to prioritize research investments. During an internship at the WHO’s Department of Maternal, Newborn, Child, and Adolescent Health, I had the opportunity to utilize the The Child Health and Nutrition Research Initiative (CHNRI) method for research prioritization in global adolescent health. The CHNRI method defines the health issue, identifies experts to participate and submit priority research questions, and peer ranks the questions to produce a prioritized research agenda.
Beginning in medical school (2008), I have researched nutrition and food security among people with HIV in Western Kenya. Under the mentorship of Drs Craig Cohen and Sheri Weiser, I was able to find funding to add an adolescent cohort to the Shamba Maisha trial. This agricultural and finance intervention for families affected by HIV in Western Kenya collects data on the adult heads of households and children under five years old. I was able to add adolescent girls living in the households.
Jason Nagata, MD, is an Assistant Professor in Pediatrics at UCSF. He completed a Global Health track while in medical school at UCSF, and a Global Health Residency track at Stanford, before finishing a fellowship in Adolescent & Young Adult Medicine at UCSF. His global health work is focused in Kenya and Guatemala and he has worked with the WHO and the CDC.
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Join the 5th Annual Pediatrics in Global Health Lecture Series in welcoming speakers in August and September.
Friday, August 30 at 10:30am to 11:30am
Mission Hall, 4500
550 16th St, San Francisco, CA 94158