Lauda Wellness Lecture 2022

Published on April 12, 2022

Event: Donald P. Lauda Wellness Lecture on The Global Public Health and Human Rights Imperative 

Date: Wednesday, April 20, 2022 

Time: 5:30 PM – 7:00 PM 

Location: Virtual Event 


Health and human rights are indivisible, interdependent, and interrelated. The desire goal is to improve the normative reach of health as a fundamental human right and to enhance its enjoyment. Drs. Alaei will share their work on promoting the right to health and protecting the right to higher education.  


Dr. Arash Alaei is Director of the Institute for International Health and Education. Before joining the College of Health and Human Services as a lecturer, he has been the senior consultant for WHO, UNICEF, USAID/PEPFAR, CDC, UNAIDS, and Tajikistan Ministry of Health. He has also served as the Associate Vice Provost for International Education, Clinical Associate professor, and the co-founding Directors of the Global Institute for Health and Human Rights. 

Dr. Kamiar Alaei currently serves as the Department Chair of Health Science and professor of global health policy at CSULB. He studied medicine, epidemiology, international health, health policy, and international human rights law at prestigious universities such as Harvard and Oxford. 

For more than two decades, Arash and Kamiar have been working on prevention, care, and support of people living with HIV in vulnerable and key populations. They co-founded the first “Triangular Clinic” for three target groups in Iran (drug users, HIV patients, and STD cases) which was documented by the World Health Organization as a “Best Practice Model.”  - 

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