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Africa Table - Mosquito-Borne Disease Risk and Prevention in Kenya: Making the Invisible Visible

Join the Center for African Studies for our weekly lunchtime lecture series.
Speaker: A. Desiree LaBeaud, Associate Professor, Pediatric Infectious Diseases, Stanford University; Bechtel Faculty Scholar, Stanford Child Health Research Institute
Since the early 2000s, LaBeaud has devoted her efforts to better understanding the risk factors and long-term health consequences of arboviral infections, including Rift Valley fever, chikungunya, and dengue viruses. Currently, she have two large field projects ongoing in Kenya. As a physician-scientist, she splits her time between research (75%) and clinical practice (25%), including travel clinic experience. In LaBeaud's current position, she balances a productive research career, a stimulating hospital-based clinical practice, and a rewarding family life. LaBeaud's formal education included a bachelor’s degree in Biology (University of California at San Diego, 1996, Cum Laude), medical degree (Medical College of Wisconsin, 2000, AOA), pediatric residency-International Health track (Rainbow Babies & Children’s Hospital, CWRU, 2003), fellowship in pediatric infectious diseases (Rainbow Babies & Children’s Hospital, CWRU, 2006), and master’s degree in Clinical Research with a focus in epidemiology (CWRU, 2009).



Wednesday, February 8, 2017. 12:00 PM


219 Encina Hall West, 417 Galvez Mall


Center for African Studies




Open to the public. Lunch will be served.