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Adam Papendieck

Position: 
Program Director
Adam Papendieck

Adam Papendieck is a Program Director at the Payson Center where his role is to leverage appropriate and innovative information technologies to support research and grant-funded capacity-building projects, primarily in East Africa. He has also supported crisis informatics activities in collaboration with Tulane’s Disaster Resilience Leadership Academy. Adam has an MPH from Tulane School of Public Health and Tropical Medicine with a focus on International Health and information systems, and he is currently completing a PhD at UT Austin's College of Education where he is working on issues of globalization, technology and education.

Since 2004 Adam has been responsible for a variety of applied ICT activities such as the creation of dynamic web mapping applications for the World Vision US corporate information portal, the design and implementation of open source thin client computer labs in Rwanda, the development and implementation of e-learning platforms at African institutions of higher education, various disaster analytics and crisis mapping initiatives for the Gulf Oil Spill, Hurricane Katrina and other events. In addition to conducting ICT audits at numerous East African institutions of higher education, Adam has been been a core contributing consultant on formal IS evaluations such as the 2006 External Evaluation of the FAO’s Comprehensive Food Security and Vulnerability Assessment Methodology and the 2011 Independent Evaluation of the Ushahidi Haiti Project.

Primary Classification: 
Degrees: 
  • PhD, UT Austin College of Education, Curriculum and Instruction, 2018 (expected)
  • MPH, Tulane University, International Health, 2005
  • B.A., Macalester College, Biology and Philosophy, 1999
Selected Publications: 
  • Mock, N., Morrow, N., Papendieck, A.. (2013) From complexity to food security decision-support: Novel methods of assessment and their role in enhancing the timeliness and relevance of food and nutrition security information, Global Food Security, ISSN 2211-9124, 10.1016/j.gfs.2012.11.007.
  • Morrow, N., Mock, N., Papendieck, A., Kosmich, N.. (2011) An Independent Evaluation of the Ushahidi Haiti Project. http://bit.ly/jvpGB7
  • Mock, N.B., Morrow, N., Aguiari, S., Chen, X., Chotard, S., Lin, Y., Papendieck, A., Rose, D. (2006) An External Evaluation of the Comprehensive Food Security and Vulnerability Assessment Methodology. World Food Program.

PAST (SCIENTIFIC) PUBLICATIONS:

  • Avgerinos, G., Turner, B.., Gorelick, K., Papendieck, A., Weydemann, U., Gellissen, G.: Production and Clinical Development of a Hansenula polymorpha-Derived PEGylated Hirudin. Semin Thromb Hemost 2001; 27: 357-372
  • Barnes, C.., Krafft, B., Frech, M., Hofmann, U.., Papendieck, A., Dahlems, U., Gellissen, G., Hoylaerts, M.: Production and Characterization of Saratin, an Inhibitor of von Willebrand Factor-Dependent Platelet Adhesion to Collagen. Semin Thromb Hemost 2001; 27: 337-348
  • Papendieck, A., Dahlems, U. and Gellissen, G. (2002) Technical Enzyme Production and Whole-Cell Biocatalysis: Application of Hansenula polymorpha, in Hansenula polymorpha: Biology and Applications (ed G. Gellissen), Wiley-VCH Verlag GmbH & Co. KGaA, Weinheim, FRG.
  • Schaefer, S., Piontek, M., Ahn, S.-J., Papendieck, A., Janowicz, Z. A., Timmermans, I. and Gellissen, G. (2002) Recombinant hepatitis B Vaccines – Disease Characterization and Vaccine Production, in Hansenula polymorpha: Biology and Applications (ed G. Gellissen), Wiley-VCH Verlag GmbH & Co. KGaA, Weinheim, FRG.
  • Schaefer, S., Piontek, M., Ahn, S.-J., Papendieck, A., Janowicz, Z. A. and Gellissen, G. (2000) Recombinant Hepatitis B Vaccines-Characterization of the Viral Disease and Vaccine Production in the Methylotrophic Yeast, Hansenula polymorpha, in Novel Therapeutic Proteins: Selected Case Studies (eds K. Dembowsky and P. Stadler), Wiley-VCH Verlag GmbH, Weinheim, Germany.
Languages: 
Country Experience: 
Rwanda
Uganda
Tanzania
Ghana
Kenya
Germany
United States

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