JHSPH
Center for American Indian Health
Laura Hammitt is an Associate Professor at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health where she is the Director of Infectious Disease Programs at the Center for American Indian Health (CAIH). Prior to joining the faculty at Hopkins, Laura completed CDC Epidemic Intelligence Service training at the Arctic Investigations Program in Alaska, during which time she studied diseases that cause disproportionate morbidity and mortality in Alaska Native individuals including Haemophilus influenzae and Streptococcus pneumoniae. After completing a fellowship in pediatric infectious diseases at the Children’s Hospital in Colorado in 2008, Laura moved to Kilifi, Kenya where she worked as a pediatrician and epidemiologist, investigating the etiology of childhood pneumonia and the population impact of pneumococcal vaccination. She joined the faculty at Johns Hopkins in 2011 and is currently based in southwest Colorado near the CAIH offices on the Navajo Nation and White Mountain Apache Tribal lands. Her research focuses on infectious disease epidemiology and the evaluation of interventions to reduce health disparities.

Moderator Of 3 Sessions

Session Type
Meet-the-Expert Session
Date
Mon, 20.06.2022
Session Time
14:00 - 15:00
Room
Grand Ballroom Centre
Session Description
The discussion will cover topics such as:
(1) Drivers of health disparities in Indigenous communities;
(2) Engaging Indigenous communities in research activities;
(3) Data collection for clinical and epidemiologic research and data sovereignty in Indigenous communities.

Please note: All MTE sessions are designed to encourage active learning and to concentrate on close interaction between audience and speakers. The MTE session organisers have provided at least 15 minutes for active discussions in their agenda.
Session Type
Parallel Session
Date
Wed, 22.06.2022
Session Time
15:05 - 16:35
Room
Grand Ballroom East
Session Description
Please note: Each presentation is followed by about 3 minutes of Q&A. The audience is encouraged to send questions to the speakers from the beginning of their presentations. Q&A time is included in each speaker’s presentation duration, accounting for at least 25% active learning for the maximum registrants anticipated.
Session Type
Plenary Session
Date
Thu, 23.06.2022
Session Time
09:50 - 11:10
Room
Grand Ballroom East
Session Description
Please note: Each presentation is followed by 5 to 10 minutes of Q&A. The audience is encouraged to send questions to the speakers from the beginning of their presentations. Q&A time is included in each speaker’s presentation duration, accounting for at least 25% active learning for the maximum registrants anticipated.

Presenter Of 1 Presentation

Epidemiology and pneumococcal vaccination programs in Indigenous populations in the US (ID 947)

Session Type
Meet-the-Expert Session
Date
Mon, 20.06.2022
Session Time
14:00 - 15:00
Room
Grand Ballroom Centre
Lecture Time
14:04 - 14:12