Global Health and Community Action - Talk by Dr. Lanny Smith

The Tulane chapter of DGH is proud to announce that Dr. Clyde Lanford (Lanny) Smith, the founder of Doctors for Global Health, will be visiting Tulane School of Medicine Thursday, April 19th at 12pm. He will speak on:


Global Health and Community Action: Liberation Medicine, the People's Health Movement and Doctors for Global Health


Where? Hutch auditorium, Tulane School of Medicine, New Orleans, LA

Felipe's burritos will be provided. Please read below for more details about our inspiring speaker.

Clyde Lanford (Lanny) Smith is a writer and a physician trained in Primary Care Internal Medicine and Preventive Medicine with a Masters in Public Health from Harvard School of Public Health and a Diploma in Tropical Medicine & Hygiene from the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine.

From 1992-98 he lived in El Salvador as Country Director of Médecins du Monde (Physicians of the World) France. He serves on the global Steering Committee of the People’s Health Movement (PHM). Founder of Doctors for Global Health (DGH,, he serves on its board as Liberation Medicine Counsel. He is Co-Founder of the Journal of Social Medicine ( and serves on its editorial board. He is also co-editor of the book Women’s Global Health and Human Rights.


Smith is a Fellow of the American College of Physicians and a member of the Alpha Omega Alpha Medical Honor Society. He has been the recipient of Davidson College’s “John Kuykendall Community Service Award for leadership in service to humankind” and of the Mid-Career Award in International Health of the American Public Health Association.

He is an Associate Professor of Clinical Medicine and Clinical Family & Social Medicine in the Residency Programs in Primary Care and Social Internal Medicine, Montefiore Medical Center, Albert Einstein College of Medicine and serves as Global Health Advisor at Einstein. Dr. Smith works in the Bronx Human Rights Clinic for Survivors of Torture, and cares for patients regularly as a primary care physician in the South Bronx Comprehensive Health Care Center. His research interests include social medicine, community oriented primary care, art and health, tropical medicine and health education. Smith has lived in the Bronx since 2000 and works locally and globally to promote Liberation Medicine, “the conscious, conscientious use of health to promote social justice and human dignity.”

His book Una Sola Vida: Lecciones Hasta la Salud y la Justicia Social (One Life Only: Lessons Toward Health and Social Justice) will be available in autumn 2012 from Ediciones Corpus Libro, Rosario, Argentina.


Photo: Dr. Lanny Smith with community members in El Salvador (From article in Angels of Medicine).






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