William R Brieger
William (Bill) Brieger is a Certified Health Education Specialist and has a Doctorate in Public Health (DrPH) in International Health from the Johns Hopkins University (JHU) and a Masters in Public Health (MPH) in Health Behavior and Health Education from the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill. He is a Professor in both the Health Systems and the Social and Behavioral Interventions Programs of the Department of International Health at The Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health and also serves as JHPIEGO’s Senior Malaria Specialist. Bill taught at the African Regional Health Education Center at the University of Ibadan in Nigeria, from 1976 to 2002. He is internationally renowned for his expertise in the social and behavioral aspects of disease control and prevention, with special emphasis formative research and behavior change program design and evaluation. A particular focus has been on training peer educators, community volunteers and other community resource persons to take an active role in health education and health service delivery.
He has served as a consultant in developing community participation, health education and health systems strengthening interventions with organization such as U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, JHU Center for Communication Programs (JHU-CCP), World Bank, the World Health Organization, African Program for Onchocerciasis Control, UNICEF, Roll Back Malaria (RBM) Partnership, US Peace Corps and various USAID implementing partners. Bill was a member of the Mectizan Expert Committee and is currently a member of the RBM Harmonization Working Group.
Bill teaches four internet-based courses at JHU, is the coordinator of the internet-based Certificate in Global Health of the Department of International Health, and offers two courses Coursera, a massive open online course (MOOC) platform. Bill has published more than 160 scientific articles focusing on the social and cultural aspects of disease control, training of community health workers, health systems strengthening and community participation strategies. He writes a bi-monthly malaria review for Africa Health (http://africa-health.com/category/africa-health-journals/) and blogs about malaria and tropical health problems at (http://malariamatters.org/) and (https://twitter.com/bbbrieger).
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