Lizzy is a junior majoring in International Business and Marketing with minors in Elections and Campaign Management and Pre-Law Studies. She is originally from Houston, Texas but went to high school in Malaysia and has been to 48 Countries and loves to travel! Lizzy joined AMWHO because she enjoys policy-making and debate and understands the importance of promoting public health. She enjoys watching OU football games, jamming on RockBand, and getting involved in advocacy and public speaking in any capacity possible.Close
Madalyn is a senior from Tulsa majoring in Community Health and Pre-Med. She joined AMWHO to learn more about public health and health policy on a global scale. Madalyn likes Taylor Swift, public health, and her dogs (in that order).Close
Joyce Lee is a sophomore from Edmond majoring in Psychology and Pre-Med with a minor in Anthropology. She initially joined AMWHO at the recommendation of a friend, but she soon grew to love public health and its interdisciplinary nature. In her free time, she enjoys taking unnecessarily long naps and improving her abysmal cooking skills. She vehemently dislikes reproductive health stigma and Oklahoma's idea of sex education.
Fun fact: she has 12 piercings!Close
Hailing from sunny Coral Springs, Florida, Jed is a junior majoring in Biology and Spanish with hopes of one day becoming a physician. Having grown up in a family full of health care professionals, he joined AMWHO to gain a broader perspective on the medical field and its broader impacts within society. Outside of AMWHO, Jed can be found discussing rap and indie rock albums in great detail, trying to find new rock climbing routes, and destroying his competitors in Super Smash Bros Ultimate.Close
Kadie is a junior majoring in Public and Nonprofit Administration with a minor in Sociology, on the Pre-Law track. Kadie grew up in Edmond, Oklahoma, but her immediate family now resides in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma. She joined AMWHO because she wants to better understand how the collaboration between society and law is necessary for sustainable change. She enjoys videography, trees, sunsets, and blue whales.Close
Dylan is a junior majoring in Psychology and Community Health with a minor in Chemistry, all on the Pre-Med track. He was born and raised in Lawton, Oklahoma, and lived there for most of his life before moving to Norman. He has been outside the United States two times, and he has been to at least three countries. Dylan joined AMWHO because he needed a ride from his roommate, but he stayed for the people and politics. He enjoys talking about recent events, playing Dungeons and Dragons with friends, and thinking of ways to fix the system.Close
is a senior from Edmond majoring in Economics on a pre-med track. He joined AMWHO to gain a global perspective on public health and health advocacy. Outside of AMWHO, can be found rock climbing in the Wichitas, writing pop culture questions for OU’s College Bowl, and attempting to learn how to bake.Close
Tre is a freshman majoring in History and Pre-Law with the goal of becoming a criminal defense attorney. He grew up in Oklahoma City but lives in Moore, and is a massive fan of the Roman Empire! Tre joined AMWHO because he loves debate and public speaking, and can be most often found reading fantasy and historical novels or watching anime.Close
Deepa is a freshman majoring in Community Health and hoping to go to graduate school to get a Master of Public Health in Epidemiology. She has a part-time research assistant position with OU Outreach, helping to provide evaluation and training services for health and education agencies around the state. Deepa joined AMWHO to meet other students with a similar interest in global health and to see what it's like to participate in international medical care discussions. She enjoys listening to podcasts, watching bad movies, doing the crossword, and playing with her dog, Mango.Close
Jeanette is a freshman majoring in Chemical Biosciences and Public Health with a minor in Medical Humanities and Pre-Med Studies. She was born and raised in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma. Jeanette joined AMWHO because of her past interests in competitive speaking events, like Mock Trial, and her ongoing interest in medicine. She enjoys volunteering and competitive swimming. She is currently working up the courage to do stand-up comedy. Jeanette has a moderate dislike of pandas and bread.Close
Lydia is a freshman majoring in Microbiology with a minor in Nonprofit Organizational Studies. Lydia joined AMWHO by accident but enjoyed it so much that she stuck around. In her free time, Lydia enjoys engaging in political activism and collecting vinyl records.Close
We are so excited to welcome you to the 2019 American Mock World Health Organization Regional Conference held in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma on October 25th and 26th! After being internationally recognized as the Best Delegation of the 2019 International AMWHO Conference at Emory University in Atlanta, Georgia, our University of Oklahoma chapter is thrilled to be hosting our own regional conference.
Oklahoma City serves as a hub of global health, beginning with the University of Oklahoma and our very own Hudson College of Public Health. Home to a health-resource rich environment, we wish all delegates and conference attendees take advantage of the opportunity and feel encouraged to design creative initiatives to solve complex world health problems.
We are excited to announce that the theme for the 2019 Regional Conference is Global Mental Health: From Silence to Solutions. Our goal with this conference is to bring together a diverse group of delegates, professionals, and speakers to develop skills in public health diplomacy and develop resolutions. Conference attendees will take on the roles of WHO member states, non-governmental organizations, and global media organizations to analyze and collaborate using diverse, real-world perspectives
With different individuals, countries, and regions having different ideas on pressing topics and areas to consider in public policy, we hope that participating in this discussion will allow you to view this debatable topic from new and interesting angles and develop innovative global resolutions.
At AMWHO, we believe that think global; act local is not merely a slogan for shirts, but the way in which everyone can contribute to solving the crisis that is a lack of awareness around public health issues.
We would like to thank the AMWHO National Nonprofit Board of Directors, National Advisory Board, and our Conference Executive Board for all of their hard work. Their time and effort is truly what made this conference possible. We would also like to thank the University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center for hosting and allowing us to hold this conference on their campus in the hub of Oklahoma City as well as the University of Oklahoma College of Public Health for their sponsorship and support of our cause.
We hope that you are as inspired by this topic as we are and we cannot wait to welcome you to our conference in October!
As the Manager of Hope and Resilience for the Department of Mental Health and Substance Abuse Services, Gwendolyn Downing, LPC, is passionate about changing culture, and not just in and across systems, but in our homes and communities. Under her leadership at the ODMHSAS, trauma services in the state of OK have grown from a few intervention specific pilot sites to a fully integrated state-wide trauma-informed system. Gwen currently sits on the National Child Traumatic Stress Network’s Steering Committee, and Affiliate Advisory Group. She is a national CE-CERT trainer, and a passionate presenter, who believes that hope is the core message regardless of the material.Close
Gary Raskob is Dean of the Hudson College of Public Health, and Regents Professor of Epidemiology and Medicine, at the University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center, Oklahoma City, Oklahoma. His research and scholarly interests are in the prevention, diagnosis and treatment of deep-vein thrombosis and pulmonary embolism; clinical trials; prevention research; evidence-based medicine and public health; and the translation of research evidence into practice and health policy.
Dr. Raskob serves as Chair of the Steering Committee for World Thrombosis Day, on behalf of the International Society of Thrombosis and Haemostasis (ISTH). He has participated
extensively in clinical practice guideline development for several specialty organizations including the American Society of Hematology (ASH), the American College of Chest Physicians (ACCP), the American Thoracic Society (ATS), and the American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO). Dr. Raskob also serves as a member of the external advisory panel on thrombosis and hemostasis for the National Heart, Lung and Blood Institute (NHLBI), and as an advisor on blood disorders to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). He is author or co-author of more than 200 publications on the prevention, diagnosis and treatment of thromboembolic disease, including 19 articles in the New England Journal of Medicine.
Dr. Raskob is the immediate past Chair of the Board of Directors for the Association of Schools and Programs of Public Health, the organization which represents more than 100 universities in the US and globally with accredited schools and programs in public health. Dr. Raskob is active in public health service in his community, and serves as Chair of the Oklahoma City-County Board of Health, which has oversight responsibility for the health department serving the 1.3 million residents of Oklahoma City-County.
Dr. Raskob received his PhD in pharmaceutical sciences from the University of Oklahoma, a Master of Science (MSc) degree in clinical epidemiology and health research methodology from McMaster University in Hamilton, Canada, and a Bachelor of Science degree in pharmacology from the University of Toronto, Canada.
Jenifer White, Ph.D., is an International Psychologist, an arts-based researcher, and the founder of Project 1948. She is driven by global impact, committed to empower and advocate for keeping people safe. Strategic Leader with 13 years of experience, including seven years in International Development. Influential Advocate for upholding Human Rights, exercising Special Consultative Status on the Economic and Social Council to hold Foreign Governments and United Nations entities accountable for supporting innovative solutions. Data-Driven adept at risk analysis, and human-centered decision-making to strengthen organizational performance by program metrics, tracking and reporting by monitoring and evaluation (M&E) for results. She leads with intestinal fortitude, equally compassionate and pure in heart. Find her drinking a cappuccino or with her pup, Moscow.Close
Natalie Dickson is an interdisciplinary global health scholar, with research interests lying predominantly in approaches to prevention, detection, and treatment of HIV/AIDS globally. As an undergraduate at the University of Oklahoma she double majored in African & African American Studies and Anthropology, and went on to obtain graduate degrees in African Studies (MA) and Community Health Sciences (MPH) at the University of California, Los Angeles. During her time at UCLA she worked in both Kenya and Tanzania on projects focused on women’s empowerment and education, as well as the attitudes, beliefs and knowledge of HIV/AIDS in rural communities. She now serves as an academic advisor at the University of Oklahoma, and maintains involvement with global health through literature and consulting.Close
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