Community engagement intervention for COVID-19 - Professor Malabika Sarker
Professor Malabika Sarker, MBBS, MPH, PhD is a Professor and Associate Dean of BRAC James P Grant School of Public Health, BRAC University, Bangladesh. In her 30 years public health career, she spent ten years implementing community-based programs at BRAC, the world's largest NGO. As a mixed-method specialist and implementation researcher, Professor Sarker also oversees the research activity and leads the Center of Excellence of Science of Implementation & Scale-Up (SISU).
Professor Sarker is a physician with a Master's in Public Health (MPH) from Harvard University, USA, and a Doctorate in Public Health from the University of Heidelberg, Germany. Professor Sarker was a research faculty at Heidelberg Institute of Global Health (HIGH), Germany, before joining BRACJPGSPH and is continuing teaching as an adjunct faculty.
She has published more than 95+ articles in international peer-reviewed journals and authored three book chapters. She is also the international advisory board member of The Lancet Global health, HRH (World Health Organization), MRC UK, NIHR UK, and Metrics for Measurement, USA based non-profit organization.
Racial inequalities in health: decolonial perspectives from Brazil - Professor Clarice Mota
Professor Clarice Mota, BA, MA, PhD is an anthropologist with a master's degree in Collective Health and a PhD in Sociology from the Federal University of Bahia (Brazil). She held a postdoctoral fellowship at the University of York (UK).
She is a full-time professor at the Institute of Collective Health (ISC) - Federal University of Bahia (UFBA), under the Department of Public Health and is also the coordinator of the undergraduate courses in the Collective Health programme, currently teaching Society, Culture and Health, Social Theories in Health and Practices in Collective Health.
As a member and Vice-Coordinator of the Integrated Program for Research and Technical Cooperation Community, Family and Health (FASA), she participated and coordinated research projects, focusing on communities and groups affected by social vulnerability, racial inequality and neglected diseases, mainly through qualitative methodologies.
Throughout her career, she has been progressively investing in projects that combine research with community participation strategies, with a commitment to co-production, autonomy and empowerment of the communities involved. Her main research interests are: racism and health, global health, neglected diseases, decolonial studies, environmental racism, intersectionality and ecofeminism.