Steve Abrams, MD
Dr. Abrams is the inaugural chair of the department of pediatrics at Dell Medical School at the University of Texas at Austin. His research and global health efforts have focused on micronutrient malnutrition and effective interventions for it.
The Global Scope of Childhood Malnutrition
Micronutrient malnutrition is a severe global health problem that has not been resolved. Interventions including fortified foods and special foods and beverages have been introduced with some success but further efforts are needed. Large scale programs are needed with multi-national support.
Cheryl Person, MD
Dr.Person received her medical degree from Tulane University. She completed her residency at the Johns Hopkins Hospital and went on to complete a psychiatric epidemiology fellowship at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health. She joined faculty at the University of Maryland where she worked on disaster mental health. Once relocating to Texas she moved into global mental health working on projects in Fiji. Presently she is an associate medical director at Optum.
Working in Areas Without Psychiatrists
Discussing common dilemmas when working in regions with few available psychiatric services. Common prentations of mental illness and how to respond. Future of mental health in remote regions.