Global Health Policy Symposium 2018-2019


Rosenkranz Global Health Policy Symposium

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, we have indefinitely postponed the April 22 Symposium.

The 2nd Rosenkranz Global Health Policy Research Symposium at Stanford University will be held on Wednesday, April 22, 2020. The Symposium is a day-long event that showcases innovative global health policy research from academics across the country.  After the symposium , our keynote speaker will be Sheila Tlou (open to the wider public). Dr. Tlou, a prominent figure in gender and HIV/AIDS policy in Africa, will discuss her personal experiences in translating and applying evidence-based decision-making to global health policy in the areas of gender, health, and HIV/AIDS. Tlou was the minister of health of Botswana at the height of the HIV epidemic and currently is the Co-Chair of the Global HIV Prevention Coalition and Co-Chair of the Nursing Now Global Campaign.  Tlou, who has a PhD in community nursing from the University of Illinois at Chicago, recently helped launch the WHO’s State of the World Nursing Report in Geneva.

Dr. Sheila Tlou has been such an international leader and force in work on women’s health and HIV/AIDS — we couldn’t be more thrilled to have her visit us at Stanford as the keynote speaker at this year’s Rosenkranz Global Health Policy Symposium.
Grant Miller, Symposium Director


2018-2019 Keynote Speaker Chris Murray: What's Next for Global Burden of Disease Study


The last symposium featured research talks by young, leading scholars in global health policy research. Our keynote speaker was Christopher J.L. Murray, founder of the Global Burden of Disease project and the director of the Institute for Health Metrics and Evaluation. Topics included, among others, the effects of rising temperatures on child health in the developing world, environmental regulations in Mexico, and a hard look at the Millennium Villages Project.