Our Faculty

David Bickers, MD

Global Skin Diseases Research Consortium (GSDRC)
Locations: United States
Areas of Focus: Skin Diseases

Silvia Cunto-Amesty, MD, MPH, MSEd

Attitudes, Behaviors, and Health Needs of Adolescents and Young Men in La Romana, Dominican Republic
Locations: Dominican Republic
Areas of Focus: Access to Health Care, Gender, Sexuality, and LGBTQ Health, Health Care Discrimination, Infectious Diseases, Mental Health, Sexual Health, Violence and Health, Women's Health

Estudio de Prevalencia de Infecciones de Transmisión Sexual en Poblaciones Clave (EPIC): Assessment of STI Risk Among Key Populations in Two Areas in the Dominican Republic
Locations: Dominican Republic (La Romana and Santo Domingo)
Areas of Focus: Access to Health Care, Gender, Sexuality, and LGBTQ Health, Health Care, Discrimination, Infectious Diseases, Mental Health, Sexual Health, Violence and Health, Women's Health

Understanding the Types and Extent of Violence Experienced by Female Sex Workers in La Romana, Dominican Republic
Locations: Dominican Republic
Areas of Focus: Access to Health Care, Gender, Sexuality, and LGBTQ Health, Health Care Discrimination, Infectious Diseases, Mental Health, Sexual Health, Violence and Health, Women's Health

Richard Deckelbaum, MD, CM, FRCPC

Abetalipoproteinemia and Related Disorders Working Group
Locations: United States, France, Israel
Areas of Focus: Cardiovascular Health, Chronic Diseases, Nutrition

Adapting Agriculture to Climate Today for Tomorrow (ACToday)
Locations: United States
Areas of Focus: Chronic Diseases, Climate Change, Environmental Health, Genetics and Precision Medicine

The African Nutritional Sciences Research Consortium, ANSRC
Locations: Kenya
Areas of Focus: Cardiovascular Health, Chronic Diseases, Climate Change, Environmental Health, Genetics and Precision Medicine, Maternal, Child, and Adolescent Health, Nutrition

Infant Formula Task Force on New Ingredients and Immune Function
Locations: United States
Areas of Focus: Maternal, Child, and Adolescent Health

Nutrition Conferences and Projects in Collaboration with Palestinian Agencies
Locations: United States, Palestine
Areas of Focus: Cardiovascular Health, Chronic Diseases, Maternal, Child, and Adolescent Health, Nutrition

Sustainable Agriculture at the Food, Water, Energy Nexus in Arid Lands of Northern Kenya
Locations: Kenya
Areas of Focus: Environmental Health

 

David Fidock, PhD

Discovery of the Drugable Malarial Parasite Genome
Locations: United States
Areas of Focus: Infectious Diseases

Genetic Analysis of Multidrug-resistant Malaria Parasites
Locations: United States
Areas of Focus: Infectious Diseases

Tsion Firew, MD, MPH

WHO-MOH (Ethiopia) Collaboration
Locations: Ethiopia, Switzerland
Areas of Focus: Epidemiology, Health Systems, mHealth, Surgery, Violence and Health

Supporting Treatment of Severe Viral Infections in Africa (VISSTA)​
Locations: Ethiopia, Rwanda, South Africa, Uganda, Zimbabwe
Areas of Focus: Airway/Lung Health, Infectious Diseases

Nancy Green, MD

Burden and Risk of Neurological and Cognitive Impairment in Pediatric Sickle Cell Anemia in Uganda
Locations: Uganda
Areas of Focus: Chronic Diseases, Neurological Diseases

Kim Hekimian, PhD

Nutrition Initiatives to Improve Maternal, Infant, and Young Child Health Outcomes
Locations: Armenia
Areas of Focus: Maternal, Child, and Adolescent Health, Nutrition

Joshua Holden, MD

International Organization for Women and Development (IOWD)
Locations: Rwanda
Areas of Focus: Obstetrical Fistula Repairs, Surgery, Women's Health

George Hripcsak, MD, MS

Observational Health Data Sciences and Informatics (OHDSI)
Locations: United States
Areas of Focus: Health Systems and Bioinformatics

Joshua Hyman, MD

Children of China Pediatrics Foundation
Locations: China
Areas of Focus: Access to Health Care, Infectious Diseases, Maternal, Child, and Adolescent Health, Neurological Diseases, Surgery

Miraclefeet
Locations: China, South America, India, Africa
Areas of Focus: Access to Health Care, Infectious Diseases, Maternal, Child, and Adolescent Health, Neurological Diseases, Surgery

Wilmot James, PhD

Africa CDC Partnership Initiative in Biosecurity and Biosafety
Locations: Egypt, Ethiopia, Gabon, Kenya, Nigeria and Zambia
Areas of Focus: Health Security, Infectious Diseases

Children’s Hospitals in Africa Mapping Project
Locations: Botswana, Cameroon, Ethiopia, Ghana, Kenya, Lesotho, Liberia, Malawi, Nigeria, Rwanda, Sierra Leone, South Africa, Tanzania, Uganda, Zambia, Zimbabwe
Areas of Focus: Health Security, Infectious Diseases, Maternal, Child, and Adolescent Health

Pan-African Neonatal Care Assessment Survey (PANCAS)
Locations: Africa
Areas of Focus: Infectious Diseases, Maternal, Child, and Adolescent Health

Philip LaRussa, MD

Children’s Hospitals in Africa Mapping Project
Locations: Botswana, Cameroon, Ethiopia, Ghana, Kenya, Lesotho, Liberia, Malawi, Nigeria, Rwanda, Sierra Leone, South Africa, Tanzania, Uganda, Zambia, Zimbabwe
Areas of Focus: Health Security, Infectious Diseases, Maternal, Child, and Adolescent Health

Pan-African Neonatal Care Assessment Survey (PANCAS)
Locations: Africa
Areas of Focus: Infectious Diseases, Maternal, Child, and Adolescent Health

Allison Lee, MD

Medics on a Mission, Inc.
Locations: Jamaica (St. Ann’s Bay Hospital)
Areas of Focus: Surgery

Joanne E. Mantell, PhD

ARV-Based Prevention and Treatment for High-Risk Women in Durban, South Africa
Locations: South Africa
Areas of Focus: Infectious Diseases

Mercedes Martinez, MD

Development of Pediatric Liver Transplant Programs in Latin America through Education and Collaboration
Locations: Dominican Republic, Guatemala (upcoming), Ecuador (upcoming), Peru (upcoming)
Areas of Focus: Access to Health Care

Claude Ann Mellins, PhD

Combination Intervention Strategy to Improve Health Outcomes for Adolescents Living with HIV
Locations: Mozambique
Areas of Focus: Gender, Sexuality, and LGBTQ Health, Infectious Diseases, Maternal, Child, and Adolescent Health

Standing Tall
Locations: South Africa
Areas of Focus: Gender, Sexuality, and LGBTQ Health, Infectious Diseases, Maternal, Child, and Adolescent Health

Suubi4Her: A Combination Intervention Addressing HIV Risk Behaviors Among Older Adolescent Girls Transitioning into Adulthood in Uganda
Locations: Uganda
Areas of Focus: Gender, Sexuality, and LGBTQ Health, Infectious Diseases, Maternal, Child, and Adolescent Health

Kathrine Meyers, DrPH, MS, MPP

Biomedical HIV/AIDS Prevention Program - Yunnan (B-HAPPY)
Locations: Yunnan, China
Areas of Focus: Gender, Sexuality, and LGBTQ Health, Infectious Diseases, Sexual Health

Max O'Donnell, MD, MPH

Supporting Treatment of Severe Viral Infections in Africa (VISSTA)​
Locations: Ethiopia, Rwanda, South Africa, Uganda, Zimbabwe
Areas of Focus: Airway/Lung Health, Infectious Diseases

Manuela Orjuela-Grimm, MD

Epidemiology of Sporadic Retinoblastoma in Mexico (EpiRbMx)
​Locations: Mexico
Areas of Focus: Cancer

Lisa Park, MD

Global Ophthalmology
Locations: Guatemala, Ethiopia
Areas of Focus: Vision and Hearing

Michael Perrino, DDS, MD

Baja California Surgical Cleft and Palate Mission
Locations: Mexico
Areas of Focus: Access to Health Care, Maternal, Child, and Adolescent Health, Surgery

Robert Remien, PhD

Masivukeni: A Multimedia ART Adherence Intervention for Resource-Limited Settings
Locations: South Africa
Areas of Focus: Access to Health Care, Chronic Diseases, Infectious Diseases, Sexual Health

Use of ARV Drug Levels in DBS to Assess and Manage ART Adherence in South Africa
Locations: South Africa
Areas of Focus: Access to Health Care, Chronic Diseases, Infectious Diseases, Sexual Health

Reuben N. Robbins, PhD

Improving Assessment for Neurocognitive Impairment Among Perinatally HIV-Infected Youth
Locations: South Africa
Areas of Focus: Infectious Diseases, Maternal, Child, and Adolescent Health, Mental Health, mHealth, Neurological Diseases

A Mobile App to Screen for Neurocognitive Impairment
Locations: South Africa
Areas of Focus: Epidemiology, Maternal, Child, and Adolescent Health, Mental Health, mHealth, Neurological Diseases

Using Mobile Technology to Improve Assessment of Neurocognitive Impairment Among Perinatally HIV-Infected Youth in Resource-Limited Settings
Locations: Thailand
Areas of Focus: Infectious Diseases, Maternal, Child, and Adolescent Health, Mental Health, mHealth, Neurological Diseases

Lisa Saiman, MD, MPH

Pan-African Neonatal Care Assessment Survey (PANCAS)
Locations: Africa
Areas of Focus: Infectious Diseases, Maternal, Child, and Adolescent Health

William Schechter, MD, MS

Heart Care International
Locations: Dominican Republic, El Salvador, Guatemala, Peru, Mexico
Areas of Focus: Cardiovascular Health

Blair Simpson, MD, PhD

Global OCD International Multisite Study
Locations: South Africa, United States, Brazil, Netherlands, India
Areas of Focus: Mental Health

Steven Spitalnik, MD

Worldwide Initiative for Rh Disease Eradication (WIRhE)
Locations: United States
Areas of Focus: Maternal, Child, and Adolescent Health

Lawrence Stanberry, MD, PhD

Children’s Hospitals in Africa Mapping Project
Locations: Botswana, Cameroon, Ethiopia, Ghana, Kenya, Lesotho, Liberia, Malawi, Nigeria, Rwanda, Sierra Leone, South Africa, Tanzania, Uganda, Zambia, Zimbabwe
Areas of Focus: Health Security, Infectious Diseases, Maternal, Child, and Adolescent Health

Pan-African Neonatal Care Assessment Survey (PANCAS)
Locations: Africa
Areas of Focus: Infectious Diseases, Maternal, Child, and Adolescent Health

Brie Stotler, MD

Worldwide Initiative for Rh Disease Eradication (WIRhE)
Locations: United States
Areas of Focus: Maternal, Child, and Adolescent Health