Challenges and Opportunities in Providing Global Cardiovascular Disease Care
Thomas A. Gaziano, MD, MSc will review the global health and economic burden of CVD in low and middle-income countries. In addition, his talk will address challenges such as few trained health professionals, limited access to medications, and inadequate health services infrastructure and public health data. Finally, the talk will focus on solutions to some of these challenges through novel screening, treatment schedules, and task sharing using mobile technology.
Lunch will be provided.
Gaziano is an Assistant Professor of Medicine at Harvard Medical School and an Associate Physician in the Division of Cardiovascular Medicine at Brigham and Women's Hospital (BWH). He is the Director of both the Global Health Policy and Prevention Unit as well as of Strategic Planning within the Cardiovascular Division at BWH where he integrates his research and clinical activities to develop innovative prevention programs in clinical services. He also holds a secondary appointment at the Harvard TH Chan School of Public Health where he works at the Center for Health Decision Science. The focus of his work at the Center is the application of his CVD PREDICT model to evaluate health outcomes, financial impacts, and the cost-effectiveness of CVD prevention and intervention strategies.