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The Global Health Initiative serves as a university-wide platform for supporting faculty, students, and staff who are contributing to global health through research, teaching, and service.

The initiative is jointly led by Edward Healton, executive vice president for health sciences and executive dean of the School of Medicine, and Thomas Banchoff, vice president for global engagement. It is coordinated by a faculty committee drawn from across campuses, led by Drs. Healton and Banchoff in collaboration with John Monahan, senior advisor to President John J. DeGioia.

Faculty Committee

Jishnu Das headshot

Jishnu Das

McCourt School of Public Policy; School of Foreign Service


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John Kraemer

School of Nursing and Health Studies

Associate Professor

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Deborah Phillips

Department of Psychology; Georgetown College

Professor; Vice Dean of Faculty

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Steven Singer

Department of Biology; School of Medicine


Student Fellows

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Krysta Aulak

Graduate School of Arts & Sciences

Fall 2021 Student Fellow

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Sydney Cook

Georgetown College

Fall 2021 Student Fellow

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Alexis Ely

Georgetown Law

Fall 2021 Student Fellow

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Dahlia Fateen

Georgetown University Medical Center

Fall 2021 Student Fellow

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Maisy Liles

School of Nursing & Health Studies

Fall 2021 Student Fellow

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Peyton Luiz

School of Nursing & Health Studies

Fall 2021 Student Fellow

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Kavya Shah

School of Foreign Service

Fall 2021 Student Fellow

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Juliana St Goar

School of Nursing & Health Studies

Fall 2021 Student Fellow