Maya Begalieva, Affiliated Faculty

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Maya Begalieva, MD, PhD, MPH, is an affiliated faculty investigator with the Tulane Prevention Research Center (PRC). She is a Clinical Associate Professor in the Department of Global Community Health and Behavioral Sciences, at the Tulane University School of Public Health and Tropical Medicine. In the past, she has worked as a physician specializing in cancer diagnostics; implemented health programs and relief operations with the International Federation of Red Cross; worked for the United Nations Development Program; and served as an external affairs officer for the World Bank. Dr. Begalieva’s areas of interest include disease biology and prevention, wellness, health promotion, community program management, and workforce development. She teaches both undergraduate and graduate level courses at Tulane. Dr. Begalieva earned a MPH in health systems management from Tulane University School of Public Health and Tropical Medicine. She also received a MD with honors in internal medicine from Kyrgyz State Medical Institute and a PhD in nuclear medicine from Kyrgyz Research Institute of Oncology and Radiology. Dr. Begalieva’s professional achievements include Edmund S. Muskie Graduate Fellowship Program Award; Outstanding achievement and commitment to excellence for the year 2003-2004 from Tulane University Health Sciences Center and its Board of Governors; Outstanding participation in Tulane University’s Off-Campus Federal Work-Study Program; South Broad Community Health Center Advisory Council Member. An avid traveler, she has visited, worked or studied in numerous countries around the globe. Though not a comprehensive list, she is passionate about art, ballet, history, music, nature… and life in general.

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