Dr Mrittika Barua

Dr Mrittika Barua, BRAC James P Grant School of Public Health, BRAC University, Bangladesh

Dr Mrittika Barua

BRAC James P Grant School of Public Health, BRAC University, Bangladesh

Mrittika Barua is an Assistant Professor and Deputy Director of the Centre for Science of Implementation and Scale-up at BRAC James P. Grant School of Public Health of BRAC University. She is a mixed-method researcher who has experience of more than ten years in public health, broadly in infectious diseases (tuberculosis), climate change, sexual and reproductive health, and implementation research in Bangladesh. Her particular interest is in researching social and cultural aspects of diseases and the implications of these on health and living. Besides being a reviewer for several international peer-reviewed journals, she participates in national and international workshops and conferences and continues to engage in publications in peer-reviewed journals and academic supervision.

All Sessions by Dr Mrittika Barua

11:45 am - 1:15 pm

Panel on Gender Equity and Inclusivity in LMIC Research Mentorship (LSHTM)

Led by: London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine.

This parallel session will bring together finalists from the crowdsourcing open call to present their mentorship ideas and an expert panel to discuss issues around equity, gender, and an intersectional perspective in research and in mentorship in LMICs, opportunities and challenges of women in science and strategies to advance more women leaders in global health.

Introduction and Overview
Dr Eneyi Kpokiri, PhD Clinical Pharmacist and Assistant Professor at the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine

1. Ms. Hannah Berrian, Research Fellow for Patient Engagement and Person-Centered Approaches at Reducing the Burden of Severe Stigmatizing Skin Diseases (REDRESS), Liberia.
2. Dr Mrittika Barua, Assistant Professor and Deputy Director, Centre for Science of Implementation and Scale-up, BRAC James P Grant School of Public Health, BRAC University, Bangladesh
3. Ms. Annabel Steiner, Student, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
4. Dr. Bethelhem Solomon Woldetsadik, Associate Researcher , Armauer Hansen Research Institute

1. Dr Mariam OTMANI DEL BARRIO, Scientist, gender and intersectionality research lead, The Special Programme on Research and Training in Tropical Diseases, WHO, Switzerland
2. Dr Ogechukwu B. ARIBODOR, Senior Lecturer, Nnamdi Azikiwe University, Awka, Nigeria
3. Dr. Agatha Eileen Wapmuk, Public Health Physician/Research Fellow, Nigerian Institute of Medical Research, Yaba, Lagos State, Nigeria
4. Dr. Phyllis Awor, Lecturer, Makerere University School of Public Health, Uganda
5. Dr Wessel van den Berg, Senior Advocacy Officer, Equimundo: Center for Masculinities and Social Justice
6. Prof Michele BARRY, Director of the Center for Innovation in Global Health, Senior Associate Dean for Global Health, Stanford University, United States.