The Global Health Institute Presents:
Global Health Research Ethics: Lessons from within a LMIC
With Guest Speaker
Randall Waechter, BBA, PhD
Associate Professor, School of Medicine
Assistant Dean, School of Graduate Studies
Associate Director of Research
St. George's University
Co-Founder and Co-Director, Saving Brains Grenada & The Caribbean Center for Child Neurodevelopment
Understanding global health ethics requires insight into factors that influence inequalities in global health such as economic disparities, extreme poverty, limits on human rights, political oppression, and unequal distribution of research funding. In this presentation, Dr. Waechter reviews some of the ethical issues related to global health research, with a particular focus on global infectious disease and early child development research.
Bio: Randall Waechter is Associate Professor in the School of Medicine (SOM), Assistant Dean in the School of Graduate Studies, and Associate Director of Research at St. George’s University (SGU) in Grenada, West Indies. He teaches research ethics, develops and oversees graduate degree programs, and oversees all research activities at the University. He is a Cognitive Neuroscientist by training, and has been conducting Global Health Research on infectious diseases and child neurodevelopment from within LMICs for more than 10 years. He also implements and examines the effectiveness of social-emotional interventions in early childhood on mental health across the lifespan.
In collaboration with Global Health programs, the Global Health Speaker Series presents students, alumni, faculty and guest speakers showcasing the multidisciplinary aspects of global health work and research.