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La Vonne Downey Roosevelt University, USA

Dr. La Vonne A. Downey is the Program Director and a professor of Health Sciences at Roosevelt University.  She has authored or co-authored 120 articles with over 1100 citations on a range of topics. Her research focuses on identifying and solving health care issues, public health issues such as vaccines, the underserved, health policy, and global health. She teaches various classes, including Public Health, Medical Ethics, Health Economics, Health Policy, and Global Health. She is currently a member of several medical journal editorial boards and a reviewer for various medical and public health journals. She is a Walgreens Regional Health Director focusing on immunizations. She is also an advocate for, UNICEF, and the United Nations Association.