Global and Urban Child Health

Building a Foundation for the Future
  • today January 16, 2014
  • schedule 1:00 PM – 3:00 PM
  • location_on 777 United Nations Plaza
    10th Floor Church Center for the UN (44th St. and 1st Ave.)

This event is open to the public. No registration is required.

Bojana Beric, MD, PhD, CHES.

Dr. Beric holds a Visiting Associate Professor and Acting Chair position at the Department of Public Health, School of Health Professions at Long Island University, Brooklyn Campus. Teaching for the past 20 years at universities in New York, New Jersey and abroad in her native Balkans, Dr. Beric's focus has been on promotion of health, preparation of a public health workforce and community partnerships.

Lisa Williamson, MD, MPH, M.Div.

Dr. Williamson has been practicing Pediatric medicine for 12 years and maintains an office in Queens, New York. She is on the Board of Directors for Zion Family Services, which promotes Science, Technology, Engineering, and Medicine (STEM) academies, in Queens, N.Y. As Health Commissioner for the New York Conference of the African Methodist Episcopal Church (AMEC), she develops, conducts and over-sees health-related projects and programs for 55 AME churches throughout the five boroughs and Long Island. In 2012, Dr. Williamson, in partner - ship, formulated and supervised a pilot program which received recognition by the Office of Minority Health of the National Department of Health and Human Services, Washington, D.C. This Initiative was developed to raise the awareness and reduce the incidence of hypertension. Eight churches and 900 persons participated.


Working Group on Girls
Soroptomist International

Infant Mortality in the Developing World
Infant Mortality in the Developing World (Credit: United Nations Photo)


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