Toufik World Organization officials announced that their international public health conference is on track to be held virtually from July 30th – August 1st, 2021. This year’s conference centers around the theme “The Field of Public Health: How Students Can Get Involved.”
“The scientific program includes Keynote & Panel sections.” Says Abdul-Rahman Toufik, CEO and Founder of Toufik World Organization. “It is the goal of the organizers to make this meeting an event of scientific excellence, attractive to both industrial and academic scientists in public health.” Toufik added.
“The major objective of the conference is to create a platform for youth networks, social organizations and to introduce undergraduate students around the world to the field of Public Health.” Wireko Andrew Awuah, President of Toufik World Organization stated.
The conference will feature 4 keynote speakers:
Rachael Donalds MPA, MS is founder and CEO of Biosay, Inc. The culmination of a personal and professional journey, Biosay has been developed to empower people and communities to crowdsource wellness. With a long-held interest in the factors and strategies that contribute to individual and community health and wellness, Rachael’s professional career began at Brown University where she developed research design and evaluation of behavioural interventions for her BA in Psychology and Master in Public Affairs. Taking a post as Director of Operations and Assistant Director of Admissions for a psychiatric residential treatment program in the greater Boston area enabled her to apply research insights and develop her interest in public health interventions and strategies. Subsequent to graduating from Harvard School of Public Health, Rachael designed Biosay as a mobile public health intervention to reduce stress through increasing awareness of how our environments impact our well-being. Biosay was accepted to the Harvard Venture Incubation Program at the Harvard Innovation Lab, and to the competitive Harvard Launch Lab. In addition to developing and launching Biosay, Rachael is currently completing her Ph.D. at Boston University, and is a clinical psychology resident at Brigham and Women’s Hospital and holds an appointment as a clinical fellow at Harvard Medical School. She serves on the Editorial Board for the Harvard Public Health Review. A vocal champion of the opportunities offered by considered e-health intervention that harness big data, she has spoken on the relevance of Digital Determinants of Health at TEDx and published articles ranging from the use of stem cell lines in the treatment of anxiety and depression to applying the biopsychosocial model in the assessment of resilience and the remission of chronic illness.
Adam Eid Ramsey, MD is an editorial board member at the Harvard Public Health Review, the CEO of the NYC Daily Post and a contributing medical writer for the Los Angeles Tribune. He works at the Family Medicine Residency Program at the Arnot Ogden Medical Center in Elmira, New York. He is a world- renowned lecturer, an entrepreneur and the author of more than 100 medical papers, articles, reports and manuscripts. Prior to his current roles, he served as the Alt-Resident Representative to the Board of Directors at the NY State Academy of Family Physicians and a Board Member of its Operations Commission as well as its Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Taskforce in 2020-2021. He was also a research fellow at Brigham and Women’s Hospital and Harvard Medical School as well as a college professor at various institutions including Upper Iowa University, Nunez and Delgado community Colleges.
Dr. Michael Alumuku is a current University of Global Health Equity Scholar in the Msc Global Health Delivery prgram, University of Global Health Equity, Rwanda. He is the Founder of African Young Leaders for Global Health, a youth led organization with members in 42 African Countries that aims to strengthen health systems in Africa through research, capacity building and advocacy to influence health policies at the national and international level. He is so an alumnus of the Young Professionals in Public Health Leadership program of the West African Institute of Public Health, Contributed a book chapter in the Casebook on “advocacy in public health” published by the World Federation of Public Health Associations. He has several publications in peer reviewed journals.
Heather Tillewein is a Harvard Fellow and a Fellow for the California Institute of Integral Studies. Dr. Tillewein also is an associate editor for the Harvard Public Health Review. She also is the Communications Chair for the LGBTQ Health Caucus for the American Public Health Association. Dr. Tillewein also serves on the executive committee and on the policy committee for the LGBTQ Health Caucus. She holds a PhD in Health Education from Southern Illinois University and holds an MPH and BHS from the University of Missouri. Currently, Dr. Tillewein works as an adjunct professor for Austin Peay State University. Her research focuses on health barriers among marginalized sexual identity and gender identity populations. Dr. Tillewein also focuses on sexual health and mental health in her research.
Additionally, the conference will feature 10 panel speakers: