Author Archives: David Flood

My global health journal list

In this post, I would like to offer some thoughts on global health journals. My goal is to assist readers of this blog who consume, Read More

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The People Behind the Numbers: Diabetes Lessons from Guatemala

This entry was originally posted at Global Health Now. It’s easy to become numbed by the global diabetes epidemic. Almost every week, it seems, new numbers are released Read More

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Links between child and adult chronic diseases: Lessons from Guatemala

Since 2013, I have had the great joy of working in rural Guatemala for the non-governmental organization Wuqu’ Kawoq | Maya Health Alliance—first during medical Read More

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Global scabies control: An interview with Andrew Steer and Lucia Romani

Andrew Steer is a pediatric infectious diseases physician at the Royal Children’s Hospital in Melbourne and a senior researcher at the University of Melbourne and Read More

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They are children too: Adolescent mothers and the “1,000 Days” nutrition movement in Guatemala

I first met Carolina on a crisp, sunny morning in April 2014. A young Maya indigenous mother, she had been referred to my organization’s clinic Read More

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Metrics, evidence, and RCTs in global health: An Interview with Vincanne Adams

Vincanne Adams, PhD, is Professor of Medical Anthropology and Vice Chair of the Department of Anthropology at UCSF. She is the author of numerous books Read More

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Reflections on the INCAP Oriente Longitudinal Study of early life nutrition: An interview with Aryeh Stein

Aryeh Stein, MPH, PhD, is a nutritional epidemiologist and Professor in the Hubert Department of Global Health of the Rollins School of Public Health at Read More

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Neo-Colonial Epidemiology in Guatemala: An Interview with Alejandro Cerón

I recently had a chance to talk with Alejandro Cerón, an Assistant Professor of Anthropology at the University of Denver. Cerón trained as a physician Read More

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Acute-on-chronic food insecurity in Guatemala

  The Famine Early Warning Systems Network (FEWS NET) released a report this week predicting a food security crisis in Central America in early 2015 due Read More

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Child malnutrition, growth, and development in global health – An interview with Dr. Barry Bogin

Barry Bogin is a professor of biological anthropology at Loughborough University, U.K. He also is an investigator for The Maya Project, a blend of art and academic Read More

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Height and herencia in rural Guatemala, part 2: Fetal and newborn growth

In a previous entry on this site, I argued that herencia (“inheritence”) cannot explain the extremely high rates of child stunting observed in rural Guatemala. Using archaeologic, epidemiologic, and Read More

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The role of Mayan languages in cancer care and research in Guatemala

One day in January, I helped a Guatemalan staff physician see patients at a Wuqu’ Kawoq clinical site in Guatemala. Wuqu’ Kawoq is a non-governmental organization that provides health Read More

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