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Thursday, March 17

CLAS Speaker Series: Environmental exposures in pregnant women living in Suriname
12:30 pm to 1:30 pm
Dr. Firoz Abdoel Wahid
4217 Posvar/Zoom
Sponsored by:
Center for Latin American Studies
Alexis Takoushian
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Firoz Abdoel Wahid is currently a Visiting Assistant Professor at the EOH Department of the Graduate School of Public Health, University of Pittsburgh. He is a native from Suriname where he graduated as a family physician in 2005, and as Master’s in Public Health in 2012. He has over 15-year experience in public health, the last eight of which in environmental health. His public health career started in 2005 as the clinical coordinator of the National AIDS Program in Suriname. He pursued his doctorate in environmental health in 2018 at Tulane University, New Orleans. Dr. Abdoel Wahid is part of the Caribbean Consortium for Research in Environmental and Occupational Health that is focused on the impact of chemical and non-chemical stressors on birth outcomes. He has a long-standing history of teaching, and has trained and mentored frontline healthcare workers in Suriname, as well as medical, physical therapy and public health students. His areas of expertise include global environmental health research, research training, and climate and health impact on vulnerable populations.