Event Date: 2015-06-22 Event Time: 6 pm - 7:30 pm
Event Title: Global Psych Dinner: Dr. David Addiss: "Compassion, Spiritual Themes, and Challenges in Global Health"
Location: MGH Bulfinch 225 (Trustees Room)
Description: David Addiss, MD, MPH is a public health physician whose work has focused on the prevention and treatment of neglected tropical diseases – causes of immense suffering and disability. After working in migrant health as a general medical practitioner, David studied public health at The Johns Hopkins University and worked as a medical epidemiologist at the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention from 1985 to 2006. He co-founded the World Health Organization’s Collaborating Center for Control and Elimination of Lymphatic Filariasis in the Americas. From 2006 to 2010, David directed the Fetzer Institute’s research program in science and spirituality. In 2014, he completed a chaplaincy training program at Upaya Zen Center, Santa Fe, New Mexico and co-founded the Center for Compassion and Global Health. David is currently Director of Children Without Worms, a program of the Task Force for Global Health in Decatur, Georgia. His interests include prevention of neglected tropical diseases and the role of compassion in global health.