Prof. Latha Stead
Specialization: Public Health, Medicine, Health Sciences
Home institution in US: University of Florida, Gainesville
Host Institution in India: Andhra Medical College, Visakhapatnam, Andhra Pradesh      
Start date/Month in India: January 2013
Duration of grant: 4 months

Brief Bio:
Dr. Stead is the Toral Family Foundation Endowed Professor of Traumatic Brain Injury, a professor of emergency medicine and neurological surgery, and chief of clinical research for emergency medicine at the University of Florida’ s College of Medicine. Following medical school, she completed residency training in emergency medicine and a fellowship in vascular neurology. In addition to her M.D., she has a M.A. in clinical and translational science from the Mayo Graduate School at the Mayo Clinic, Minnesota and a M.B.A. from the Kellogg School of Management at Northwestern University, Illinois.

Dr. Stead has a track record of leadership. She was the first professor of emergency medicine at the Mayo Clinic College of Medicine, a charter member of the Mayo Clinic Center for Translational Science Institute, and the inaugural chairperson for the Division of Emergency Medicine Research. Under her leadership, the Division’s academic productivity soared. She is a gifted teacher, as evidenced by her many teaching awards, and she is the author of the First Aid Clerkship books, which are the top best sellers among medical students. Dr. Stead is a published scholar with over 270 scientific abstracts and manuscripts and 22 books. Indeed, one of the talks she frequently gives at national and international meetings is entitled, “Get Published Now!”

Dr. Stead’s Fulbright project, “Strategy and Innovation in Clinical Research for the Global Health Era,” will be delivered as two courses: Foundations of Clinical and Translational Research and Critical Appraisal of the Literature to Enhance Global Health Initiatives. Her overarching goals for the project are two-fold: to impart the knowledge necessary to understand public health and medical literature, and to give learners the tools they need to conduct and publish their own clinical research.