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Pathways to Global Health with Lao-Tzu Allan-Blitz
November 15 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Pathways to Global Health is an informal monthly series for Harvard undergraduate students to connect with global health experts and learn about their career journey.
We are excited to have Lao-Tzu Allan-Blitz, 2023 Burke Global Health Fellow, as our speaker.
Topic: Health tech in resource-deprived settings, ultrasound diagnostics, community-based intervention design
Dr. Lao-Tzu Allan-Blitz is an instructor of medicine at Harvard Medical School, and an internal medicine physician in the Division of Global Health Equity at Brigham and Women’s Hospital. He is also a fellow in point-of-care ultrasonography through the Brigham and Women’s Hospital Department of Emergency Medicine. Dr. Allan-Blitz earned his undergraduate degree in interdisciplinary studies with a colloquium in Happiness from New York University, his medical degree from the David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA, and completed a combined internal medicine and pediatrics residency at Brigham and Women’s Hospital and Boston Children’s Hospital. He was also the chief resident of the Doris and Howard Hiatt Residency in Global Health Equity. He subsequently obtained his master’s in public health from the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health. Dr. Allan-Blitz’s research focuses on bridging the diagnostic equity gap in resource-limited settings, either through implementing existing technology such as point-of-care ultrasound, designing and leading educational curricula, or developing novel low-cost molecular diagnostic assays. His work has been conducted across Peru, South Africa, Botswana, Malawi, Mexico, Sierra Leone, Liberia, Rwanda, Lesotho, Madagascar, and rural Australia.
*This event is for Harvard undergraduate students only. Lunch will be served.