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Dr. Muge Akpinar-Elci

Dr. Muge Akpinar-Elci received her medical degree (MD) from Dokuz Eylul University, School of Medicine in Turkey and a Master of Public Health (MPH) degree from Tulane University School of Public Health and Tropical. She completed her residency training in Pulmonology and fellowship in Occupational Medicine in Turkey. During her career she worked for NIH, CDC/NIOSH, East Carolina University/ Agromedicine Institute. In her last position, she was an associate professor and Environmental and Occupational Health Track Director at St George's University School of Medicine, Department of Public Health and Preventive Medicine in Grenada. She was also a director of WHO Collaborating Center for Environmental and Occupational Health. Currently, Dr. Akpinar-Elci is the associate professor and director of The Center for Global health at Old Dominion University. This center, currently located in the Hampton Roads area, encourages an interdisciplinary approach to addressing global health issues at home as well as abroad.