Keynote Speakers

Perspectives from Youth and Young Professional Advisory Committee members Vinicius Gaby of Brazil and Anjali Singla of India.

Professor Robert Blum

Professor Robert W. Blum is the emeritus William H. Gates, Sr. Professor at Bloomberg School of Public Health at Johns Hopkins University, USA. He is the former Director of the Johns Hopkins Urban Health Institute. He has edited two books, and has written over 325 journal articles, book chapters and special reports. He is Past-President of the Society for Adolescent Medicine and Health and served on the American Board of Pediatrics. Prof Blum led a 10-country study of gender norms and their consequences among young adolescents—the Global Early Adolescent Study; and from 2018-2023 he co-lead a three-country adolescent mental health study in Kenya, Indonesia and Vietnam.

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Brighter Futures 2024 2024-05-14