Maya Begalieva, MD, PhD, MPH

Associate Professor

Program Director, Community Health Sciences MPH Program
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Associate ProfessorProgram Director, Community Health Sciences MPH Program

Education & Affiliations

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


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. Maya Begalieva teaches both undergraduate and graduate level courses. Currently, she teaches social and behavioral aspects of global health and concepts of health and wellness.

Research Areas

  • Obesity
  • Health promotion
  • Chronic disease biology and prevention

Honors & Awards

  • 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


View Dr. Begalieva's publications at her NCBI profile page.


GCHB 6030 Social and Behavioral Aspects of Global Health