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Maya Begalieva



Dr. Maya Begalieva’s educational background includes internal medicine, public administration, and public health. Practice experiences include working as a physician specializing in cancer diagnostics; implementing health programs and relief operations with the International Federation of Red Cross (IFRC); working for the United Nations Development Program; and serving as the external affairs officer for The World Bank. Areas of interest include obesity, chronic disease biology and prevention, wellness, and health promotion. Dr. Begalieva teaches both undergraduate and graduate level courses. Currently, she teaches social and behavioral aspects of global health and concepts of health and wellness.

PhD, Nuclear Medicine, Kyrgyz Research Institute of Oncology and Radiology

MD, Internal Medicine, Kyrgyz State Medical Institute

MPH, Health Systems Management, Tulane University School of Public Health and Tropical Medicine

Johnson C, Andersen Spruance L, O’Malley K, Begalieva M, Myers L. Using a Problem-Solving/Decision-Making Model to Evaluate School Lunch Salad Bars. Journal of child nutrition & management (Online). Spring 2017; 41(1).

Clum G, Gustat J, O'Malley K, Begalieva M, Luckett B, Rice J, Johnson C. Factors Influencing Consumption of Fruits and Vegetables in Older Adults in New Orleans, Louisiana. J Nutr Health Aging. 2016;20(7):678-84. doi: 10.1007/s12603-016-0695-0. PubMed PMID: 27499299.

Fleckman JM, Dal Corso M, Ramirez S, Begalieva M, Johnson CC. Intercultural Competency in Public Health: A Call for Action to Incorporate Training into Public Health Education. Front Public Health. 2015;3:210. doi: 10.3389/fpubh.2015.00210. eCollection 2015. Review. PubMed PMID: 26389109; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC4556984.

Ramirez S, Magnus J, Begalieva M. Practicum made practical: Practicum as professional and workforce development in Tulane University School of Public Health and Tropical Medicine's Department of Community Health Sciences (CHS). Academic Public Health Caucus. 139th APHA Annual Meeting; 2011 November 1; Washington, D.C., USA. c2011.

2005: Outstanding participation in the Tulane University's Off-Campus Federal Work-Study Program, Tulane University Student Employment Office

2004: Outstanding achievement & commitment to excellence, Tulane's Health Sciences Center & Board of Governors

1995: Edmund S. Muskie Graduate Fellowship Program Award