ENGINEERyourHEALTH is an awareness initiative dedicated to instilling the perception of health and wellness as a significance and a priority, primarily focused around "condition management" and evolving into a universal understanding that health is critical to the success and future of our ...
Topic: The Millennium Global Village-Network: Helping to achieve the UN Millenium Development Goals (MDGs) by improving quality, access, and efficiency. Instructor: Andrew Kanter, Millenium Villages Project
Topic: Correcting healthcare inequities in the developing world, through translational research and advocacy for HIV, TB, and maternal health. Instructor: Joia Mukherjee, Medical Director of Parters in Health
Topic: Goals, design and impact of health information systems in developing countries. Instructor: Hamish Fraser, Harvard Medical School and Partners in Health
Topic: Overview of quality improvement: the nature and extent of medical errors, and how healthcare organizations should respond when adverse events occur. Instructor: Leo Anthony Celi, founder and executive director of Sana
Topic: Principles of innovation and new practices adoption which can guide successful quality improvement projects. Instructor: Jonathan Jackson, founder and CEO of Dimagi
Topic: Health systems research: Case studies in East Africa. Instructor: Martin Were, Indiana University
Topic: Evaluating process and outcome metrics in the context of quality; or, what is quality and why should we bother to measure it? Instructor: Lisa Hirschhorn, Harvard Medical School and clinical advisor for JSI Research and Training Institute
Topic: A perspective on monitoring and evaluation, focusing on healthcare use. Instructor: Chaitali Sinha, International Development Research Centre (IDRC)
Topic: Design and lead systems changes using "positive deviance." This approach identifies and promotes the positive outliers in a community, rather than directly focusing on fixing "what's wrong" in the community. Instructor: Jessica Haberer, Harvard Initiative for ...
Topic: Evaluating and improving patient safety in resource-poor settings. Instructor: Pedro Delgado, Executive Director of Institute for Healthcare Improvement
Topic: This lecture on process improvement theory and application introduces the PDSA (plan—do—study—act) model and describes its application in healthcare settings. Instructor: Brandon Bennett
Topic: The World Health Organization Safe Surgery and Safe Childbirth Programs. Instructors: Alvin Kwok, Priya Agrawal (Harvard School of Public Health, WHO)
A brief presentation by Joseph Doyle, associate professor of applied economics.
RNA interference (RNAi) is a process in which small pieces of silencing RNA (siRNA) bind to cellular RNA, thereby shutting down the production of the encoded protein.
Dr. Sarah Bowman studies a protein from a pathogenic bacterium that is found in the stomach and is known to cause ulcers. She explains how the bacterium survives in the low pH environment of the stomach by using a nickel-dependent protein to buffer the acidity of its ...