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Moultry, M., Ogasawara, C., Efevbera, Y., et al. (2021, Apr.) “Introduction to culture and identity: Self-reflection for anti-racist work.” [Workshop]. Resounding Love Center for the Arts, virtual.

Kanbur, N., Svetaz, V., Kelley, M. A., Miller, E., Bhave, S., Efevbera, Y., Raymond-Flesch, & M. Barral, R. (2021, Mar.) “Transforming adolescent health through knowledge of and action on the pandemic behind the pandemic: Femicide and gender-based violence.” [Presentation and workshop]. Society for Adolescent Health and Medicine Annual Meeting, virtual.

Efevbera, Y. (2021, Feb. 19). “Influence and impact: Reflections on inclusive leadership from my journey in global health and equity.” [Keynote Address]. Michigan State University Honors College Leadership Conference, virtual.

Efevbera, Y., James, A. A., Nunez, D., & Goldberg, N. (2020, Jan. 30). “Racial justice and Harvard: Opportunities for change.” [Panel]. Harvard Forward, virtual. Available at: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=f9iOg3csUjQ

Efevbera, Y. (2020, Dec. 14). “Girl child marriage, intimate partner violence, and health in Conakry, Guinea.” [Presentation]. Minnesota Demography and Aging Seminar, University of Minnesota, virtual. Available at: https://youtu.be/E5fwED4GmHQ

Efevbera, Y. (2019, Jun. 4). “Why do young girls marry? A qualitative study on drivers of girl child marriage in Conakry, Guinea.” [Digital Poster Presentation]. Women Deliver 2019, Vancouver, Canada.

Efevbera, Y. (2019, Mar. 7). ‘It Is This Which Is Normal’ A qualitative study on women’s experiences with child marriage and health in Conakry, Guinea. [Presentation]. Platform Research Presentation V: Health Impacts of Chronic Illness or Social Conditions on Adolescent Health, Society for Adolescent Health and Medicine, Washington, D.C.

Efevbera, Y., Bhabha, J., Farmer, P., & Fink, G. (2018, Nov. 13). “Intergenerational consequences of girl child marriage: Evidence from 16 sub-Saharan African surveys on early childhood development.” [Presentation]. Global Health and Human Rights: Special Focus on Women’s Health and Rights (Session 4364.0), American Public Health Association, San Diego, California.

Finlay, J., Efevbera, Y., Ndikubagenzi, J., Karra, M.*, & Canning, D. (2018, Apr. 30) “Reframing the measurement of women’s work in the sub-Saharan African context.” [Poster Presentation]. Population Association of America Annual Meeting. *Presenter   Available at: https://paa.confex.com/paa/2018/meetingapp.cgi/Paper/20429

Efevbera, Y. (2018, Apr. 28). “From Big Rapids to Boston: A 15-year journey into global health.” [Keynote Presentation]. Global Health and Leadership Conference, Harvard College, Cambridge, MA.

Banati, P., Bhabha, J., Efevbera, Y., & Bump, J. (2018, Apr. 17). “Coming of age in the SDG era: Research and policy for adolescent development.” [Panel Presentation]. Takemi Program on International Health and FXB Center for Health and Human Rights, Harvard University, Boston, MA.  

Habib, A., Skrikanth, R., Efevbera, Y., & Radebe, M. (2018, Apr. 12). “Fostering great leaders: A Conversation with Vice Chancellor Adam Habib.” South Africa Partners, Harvard Kennedy School of Government, Cambridge, MA.

Efevbera, Y. (2018, Mar. 27). “From Michigan to Malawi: My journey into global health.” Partners in Health Engage, Harvard College, Cambridge, MA.

Efevbera, Y., Bhabha, J., Farmer, P., & Fink, G. (2018, Mar. 15). “Child marriage and underweight in sub-Saharan Africa: A 35 country cross-national study.” [Poster Symposium and Presentation]. Society for Adolescent Health and Medicine Annual meeting, Global Adolescent Health Equity, Seattle, WA.

Efevbera, Y. (2017, Oct. 28). “‘They did not give me the chance to finish my studies’: The effects of child marriage on education in Guinea.” [Presentation]. Black Doctoral Network Annual Meeting, Black Scholarship Matters, Atlanta, GA.

Efevbera, Y. (2017, Apr. 29). “My journey into global health.” [Keynote Presentation]. Global Health and Leadership Conference, Harvard College, Cambridge, MA.

Efevbera, Y. (2017, Mar. 10). “Experiences of early and forced marriage in Conakry, Guinea: A grounded theory study.” [Poster presentation]. Society of Adolescent Health and Medicine Annual Meeting, Cultivating Connections, New Orleans, LA.

Efevbera, Y., and Betancourt, T. (2016, Mar. 29). “‘Living standards have fallen’: A free listing exercise on the problems of war-affected youth in Sierra Leone.” [Poster Presentation]. 3rd Annual Harvard Global Health Symposium, Coming of Age: A Conference on Global Adolescent Health, Boston, MA.

Efevbera, Y. (2016, Mar. 3). “An introduction to maternal, child, and adolescent health.” [Lecture]. STS 120x: Fundamentals of Global and Public Health, Worcester Polytechnic Institute, Worcester, MA.

Gonsalves, G., Efevbera, Y., Partridge, S., Perez-Urbano, I., & Basilico, M. (2015, Nov. 19). “Activism and HIV/AIDS.” [Panel]. Societies of the World 25 Case Studies in Global Health: Biosocial Perspectives Course, Harvard College, Cambridge, MA.

Bush, B., Efevbera, Y., and Gottesfeld, J. (2015, Oct. 22). “Global health equity: How the next generation of leaders can make a difference.” [Presentation]. Lois K. Cohen Endowed Lecture Series in Global Health, University of the Sciences, Philadelphia, PA.

Efevbera, Y. (2015, May 15). “Race and Global Health.” [Workshop]. Global Health Corps Alumni Retreat, Briarcliff Manor, NY.

Efevbera, Y., Rice, K., & Tauber, N. (2015, May 14). “Find it Cambridge: Project to Support the Development of a Web Portal to Increase Family Engagement in Cambridge, MA.” [Presentation]. Kids’ Council Executive Board, Mayor’s Office, Cambridge, MA.

Efevbera, Y., McCoy, D. C., and Betancourt, T. (2015, Apr. 1) “ECD+ A New Model for Preventing Interpersonal Violence and Supporting Early Childhood Development.” [Poster Presentation]. 2nd Annual Harvard Global Health Symposium on Child Health, Boston, MA.

Efevbera, Y. (2014, Dec. 2). “Revisiting HIV/AIDS Today.” [Lecture]. Societies of the World 25 Case Studies in Global Health: Biosocial Perspectives Course with Drs. Arthur Kleinman, Paul Farmer, Anne Becker, and Salmaan Keshavjee, Harvard College, Cambridge, MA.

Beard, J., Efevbera, Y., Siedner, M., and Lamstein, J. (2014, Dec. 1). “Where are We Headed? Innovative HIV/AIDS Interventions in Africa.” [Panel Presentation]. Harvard School of Public Health Africa Health Forum and Adolescent Health Forum World AIDS Day 2014 Panel, Harvard School of Public Health, Boston, MA.

Bush, B., Efevbera, Y., Shaikat, S. M., Shirazi, N., et al. (2014, Sept. 23). “Can Youth be the Key to Unlocking Improved Health for Mothers and Babies? Voices of Innovation for MDG 4 and 5.” [Panel Presentation during U.N. General Assembly Week]. Global Health Corps, dosomething.org, Johnson and Johnson, and Women Deliver, New York, NY.

Efevbera, Y. (2014, July 12). “What’s SEX Got to Do with It? Program Design and Evaluation for Adolescent and Youth Health Programs.” [Workshop Presentation]. Global Health Corps Training Institute at Yale University, New Haven, CT.

Efevbera, Y. (2012). “Child Marriage and HIV in Malawi: When Human Rights Can, and Should, Meet Public Health.” [Poster Presentation]. The XIX International AIDS Conference (AIDS 2012), Washington, D.C.

Panther, L., Shapiro, R., Plank, R., Safo, S., and Essex, M. (2010, Dec. 1). “New Development in HIV/AIDS Prevention.” [Q&A Moderator and Event Coordinator]. World AIDS Day Panel, Harvard School of Public Health AIDS Initiative and Harvard School of Public Health Africa Health Forum, Boston, MA.

Efevbera, Y. (2009, Aug. 24). “Why Blacks are Dying from AIDS: Exploring Structural Barriers to ART Access using Critical Race Theory.” [Presentation]. 63rd Annual New York State Political Science Association (NYSPSA) Conference, John Jay College of Criminal Justice, New York, NY.

Efevbera, Y. (2009, Apr. 16). “What’s Happening to Uganda’s Children?
The Effects of War on Youth Culture in Northern Uganda.” Undergraduate Arts and Research Forum – Social Science (General), Michigan State University, East Lansing, MI. *Awarded Merit (2nd place).

Osman, A., Dagbovie, P. G., Ruiz, F. and Efevbera, Y. (2009, Apr. 10). “HIV/AIDS: A Public Health Crisis” [Panel Moderator and Event Coordinator]. 6th Annual National Conference on Race in the 21st Century America: Health Care and Communities of Color, Michigan State University, East Lansing, MI.

Efevbera, Y. (2009, Feb. 21). “Why Blacks are Dying from AIDS: Examining Access to Antiretroviral Treatment Using Critical Race Theory.” [Presentation]. Black Graduate Student Association Symposium, Michigan State University, East Lansing, MI.

Efevbera, Y. (2008, Nov. 23). “What the F#*@! The Denigration of Females through Cursing in America.” [Presentation]. Women’s Leadership Conference, Michigan State University, East Lansing, MI.

Efevbera, Y. (2008, Apr 11). “Allah, ABC, and HIV/AIDS: A Comparative Analysis of the Role of Religion in Uganda and Sengal.” Undergraduate Arts and Research Forum – Social Science (General), Michigan State University, East Lansing, MI. *Awarded Merit (2nd place).