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Leadership and Culture in the Academy by Dr. Collins Airhihenbuwa

Dr. Collins Airhihenbuwa
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Collins O. Airhihenbuwa, PhD, MPH, is a Professor and Head of the Department of Biobehavioral Health at  Pennsylvania State University and Director of the Pan University Network for Global Health. He is a global expert on health behavior with a track record on the central role of culture in health behaviors. He has led research  collaborations, institutional partnerships, and mentoring of faculty and professional staff at various institutions globally. As the author of PEN-3 model, his work has informed ways of addressing the intersection of culture, identity, and health globally. He is a consultant to several UN agencies including WHO, UNAIDS, UNESCO, UNICEF, UNFPA. He led one of the earlier WHO efforts to galvanize multi-disciplinary efforts to address HIV and AIDS in Africa. Dr. Airhihenbuwa is the lead author of the Communications Framework for HIV and AIDS (the  UNAIDS Communications Framework for HIV/AIDS: A New Direction, 2000); sponsored by the Joint United Nations Program on HIV/AIDS (UNAIDS) involving 103 researchers and practitioners from 5 continents with the final report translated into French, Spanish and Kiswahili. He chairs the Advisory Board of the Global Philanthropy Alliance which funds projects in South Africa, Kenya and Nigeria. Beginning January 1st 2016, he will assume a new position as Dean of the College for Public Health and Social Justice at Saint Louis University in Saint Louis, Missouri.

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November 2015
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