Public Health Care Conference-Global Edition

Conference Theme : Disease Prevention and Control

Janvier Gasana

Kuwait University, Kuwait 

Biography

Assc. Prof Dr Janvier Gasana holds an MD (Medical Doctorate) degree from the National University of Rwanda, and both Master and PhD degrees in environmental and occupational health (EOH) sciences from the University of Illinois at Chicago School of Public Health. 

He is the inaugural chair of the Department of EOH of Kuwait University Faculty of Public Health since January of 2016 and Director of the MPH program. Previous faculty positions were held for 4 years at National University of Rwanda Faculty of Medicine and for 20 years at Florida International University, in USA where he was the founder of their EOH Department. Also, he is online professor and course director at the Medical College of Wisconsin, Milwaukee, WI, USA (for the last 10 years). His research interests focus on the role of EOH exposures on ill-health (with a focus on NCDs – Non-Communicable Diseases) and prevention/control of these exposures for holistic health and occupational safety and health (OSH) issues as related to COVID-19 and other pandemics. 

He served in the capacity of advisor for CDC (Centers for Disease Control and Prevention) (BSC =Board of Scientific Counselors) and United States Environmental Protection (USEPA) CHPAC (Advisory Committee on Health Protection of Children), HSE (Health Safety Environment) for the World Bank, British Department for International Development (DFID), and USAID.