Blair Gifford, PhD, is the founder and Board Chair of Global Health Connections (GHC, 2003). Also, Blair is a Professor of Global Health Management, the founder of the Center for Global Health (2003), and the Managing for Sustainability program (2008) at the University of Colorado Denver. With GHC, Blair has been involved with GHC’s Global Water Challenge middle school program, the building of GHC’s Maternity Center at CAMEJO Hospital in Leogane, Haiti and GHC’s current Community Health and Economy Club initiative in the area of Kisii, Kenya. Blair was named a New Century Fellow by the U.S. State Department (Fulbright) in 2008 and has had visiting professor appointments at Tsinghua University (Beijing), Yale University, and Northwestern University. Blair has a B.A. in economics from the University of California, Santa Cruz and M.S. and Ph.D. degrees in sociology from the University of Chicago. Prior to attending graduate school, Blair was a Systems Engineer with IBM. Blair has been a member of the Denver Rotary Club since 2001 and currently Chairs the club’s World Community Services committee. Blair enjoys family time and competing in various sports.
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