Understanding Alcohol Use During Pregnancy in South African Bars: Identifying opportunities for early intervention | Duke Kunshan University
Understanding Alcohol Use During Pregnancy in South African Bars: Identifying opportunities for early intervention
Speaker: 
Melissa H. Watt, Ph.D
Jan 13th 2015 16:00 to 17:30
Room 1095
Wednesday, January 17, 2018 - 21:30

About The Lecture

The Western Cape of South Africa has one of the highest rates of fetal alcohol spectrum disorders (FASD) globally. Reducing alcohol use during pregnancy is a pressing public health priority for this region. This presentation will present data from a 5-year observational study in alcohol-serving venues in Cape Town and discuss opportunities for early intervention to reduce FASD in this setting. 

About The Speaker

Melissa Watt, Assistant Professor at the Duke Global Health Institute, is a public health researcher with specific training in mixed methods research. Her research focuses primarily on understanding HIV risk behaviors in South Africa, with specific attention to gendered context, substance use and mental health. At DGHI, she serves as co-Director of the Masters of Science in Global Health.