Presidents Dream Colloquium 2015: "Medical Volunteering Abroad"

Thursday, September 17, 2015
15:30 - 17:00

John Crump
Professor of Global Health, University of Otago, New Zealand

About the Speaker

Professor John Crump is the inaugural McKinlay Chair of Global Health at the Dunedin School of Medicine in the University of Otago. He holds separate qualifications as a medical practitioner (MB ChB), specialist infectious diseases physician (FRACP, FRCP), specialist medical microbiologist (FRCPA), as well as training in tropical medicine (DTM&H) and epidemiology.

From 2002 to 2011, Professor Crump lived in Moshi, Tanzania, where he served as Director of Tanzania Operations for the Duke Global Health Institute and Director of the Kilimanjaro Christian Medical Centre (KCMC) Clinical Research Site. In Tanzania he led a large multi-disciplinary research program and had a particular research focus on the syndrome of fever and its causes as well as HIV prevention, treatment, and care. He also worked for the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, initially as an Epidemic Intelligence Service officer, and then as a medical epidemiologist focusing on enteric diseases, particularly on typhoid fever and other invasive salmonelloses. Drawing on these experiences, he has published extensively on ethical and practical issues raised by short term international medical volunteering activities in low income settings such as Tanzania.

His research interests:

International Health Ethics in Global Health Infectious Diseases Medical Microbiology Epidemiology Professor Crump has been principal investigator or co-investigator on grants worth more than $10 million since 2002, including through the US National Institutes of Health (NIH), the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, and the Wellcome Trust. He continues to conduct extensive research relevant to the health needs of low income populations.