Join us for The Africa Initiative’s May edition of Africa Speak, a conversation with WashU Faculty on their research engagements in Africa. The panel will focus on Environmental Risk Factors and Conservation Efforts: Implications for Public Health in Sub-Saharan Africa.
This event is free and open to the public. No RSVP necessary.
Fiona Marshall, PhD
James W. and Jean L. Davis Professor in Arts and Sciences
Marshall’s research focuses on animal domestication and the beginnings of food production in Africa. She is currently conducting research on two unlikely domesticates, donkeys and cats. The long-term effects of cattle pastoralism on African savannas are the focus of a current field project in southwestern Kenya. She has also undertaken ethnoarchaeological field work designed to investigate factors that affect body part representation in archaeological sites, and alternative pathways to food production among former Okiek hunter-gatherers of the Mau Escarpment, Kenya.
Brad Racette, MD
Robert Allan Finke Professor of Neurology
Brad Racette studies environmental risk factors for Parkinson’s disease using several methodologies, including field-based epidemiology studies, neuroimaging (PET and MRI), neuropathology, and administrative data studies. Much of this research focuses on manganese (Mn) neurotoxicity which is used as a model for environmental causes of Parkinson’s disease.
DIRECTIONS AND PARKING
Brown Lounge is located on the second floor of Brown Hall on the Washington University Danforth Campus. Get detailed directions and parking information.
Event Sponsors: The Africa Initiative at the Institute for Public Health