Posted by chads on January 30, 2007
I am very pleased to announce that Dr. Kirk Dearden, a public health professor at BYU, will be posting on this site occasionally. Kirk has given me valuable advice based on his extensive global health experience (while also playing a mean game of racquetball). His online bio reads:
For 12 years, Dr. Dearden worked as senior research and evaluation specialist at the Academy for Educational Development, Johns Hopkins University (JHPIEGO), Save the Children Federation/US, and the International Center for Diarrheal Disease Research, Bangladesh. He also carried out post-doctoral research with Johns Hopkins University’s Bloomberg School of Public Health. Dr. Dearden has consulted on applied research with the Academy for Educational Development, Save the Children Federation/US, Freedom from Hunger, the BASICS Project, USAID (including projects to assess the impact of microenterprise services), and the World Health Organization. He has worked short- and long-term on development projects in more than 20 countries in Africa, Asia and Latin America.
Welcome, Kirk, and thanks for joining me!