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Russell Horwitz

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Russell Horwitz, from the US, has a BA in Neuroscience and Chinese Language and Literature from Oberlin College and he recently completed a PhD in Community Health with a focus in behavioral health. As a medical student working in the largest HIV/AIDS clinic in Port-au-Prince, Haiti, he witnessed the spiraling chaos and increasing violence against women that erupted soon after President Aristide’s departure. He feels uniquely positioned to perform collaborative, multinational, interventional research to improve the lives of women living in resource-limited settings located in the poorest country in the Western Hemisphere. Mr. Horwitz speaks at least 6 languages and he has studied in Puerto Rico, Israel, Mexico, Taiwan, and France. He has received several prestigious awards including a National Research Service Award from the National Institute of Health for his research on drug abuse and HIV testing, and he was selected to deliver the graduate ceremony Mandarin Chinese language commencement address at Hopkins-Nanjing Center where he spent a year of graduate level studies. He is the co-founder and treasurer of the International Health Society here on campus and he serves as the health coordinator for the local Spanish language community newspaper, El Informador. He is a contributing author in several journal articles and a book chapter. After completing residency in psychiatry, he hopes to continue working in the field of international behavioral health.